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Portrait of a Mother

She answered the door wearing neither makeup nor shoes. She wore a t-shirt and cut off denim shorts and a closely cropped haircut that was devoid of any styling product.  She smiled as she opened her home to me and … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: The #BlogHer11 Edition

I’ve been in San Diego since Wednesday for BlogHer ‘11, a massive blogging conference that I’ve been attending annually since 2009. Like the picture above, it was a blur of happiness, awesome, and sweat. It was both a confidence boost … Continue reading

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Too Much Penis At Mom Blog Conferences?

I remember the first time someone suggested to me that BlogHer was sexist.  It was, of course, a man who could not possibly fathom why women would need to band together to carve out a space for themselves among bloggers. … Continue reading

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On Karen

My gift, I think, is to help people feel less alone in their messes.  To remind them that we have all cried in the dark, avoided our reflection in the mirror, ruined someone else’s day, and lived to tell about … Continue reading

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On Secure Women – and becoming one

I have often thought that keeping my self esteem in check was essential for keeping my friends. In other words, no one likes someone who likes themselves. At least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself on some level.  And to be … Continue reading

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Little Girls Who Make Their Mothers Live

“I watched them, thinking that little girls who make their mothers live grow up to be such powerful women.”  -Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love I read those words and stopped for a second, wondering if an editor in some … Continue reading

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Cut From Strange Cloth

When I was growing up, I wanted to be my Grammy. Actually, when I was first growing up, I wanted to be my Nana.  As far as my preteen eyes could tell, Nana was rich with money and royal blood.  … Continue reading

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And next Dell will pat me on the behind and tell me to buy myself something pretty.

Thursday’s Child sent this twitter: “Women Bloggers: Have you seen this yet? I thought you’d find it particularly delicious. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30709961″ Hey, I’m a woman blogger!  So I checked out the link. Apparently, yet another marketing company is trying to figure … Continue reading

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Dear Jared, shouldn’t you be getting fat now?

Everyone knows your body changes as you age. As women, our boobs inevitably start to sag.  Our hips spread with childbirth.  Our asses – hell, I’m not even sure what’s going on back there anymore. But it aint pretty, that … Continue reading

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The only thing good about today not being Friday…

…is the fact that I still have one more day to clean up this house and get some food before I have to host a potluck/game night I agreed to months ago. I’m thinking I’m going to just throw everything … Continue reading

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