This Is The Problem With Pregnancy Food Rules


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Since becoming pregnant, most days I lack the mental and physical strength to get out of bed. I’m nauseous all the time. To make matters worse, from the moment I wake up, I have intense hunger pains. They aren’t gradual or patient, and they trigger angst about the days’ meals. For about a month, the […]

June 18, 2018

Why It Hurts When She Calls For Daddy


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It’s late at night. I stupidly went to bed at midnight, and I hear her calling at 1 a.m. I’ve just fallen asleep, and it’s time for our toddler to do her every-other-night wake-up. But she doesn’t cry out “Mama.” She cries for “Daddy” and “Dada” and “Dah” and every other form she can think […]

June 18, 2018

10 Summer Beauty Must-Haves


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Target is one of the best big box stores in the game, and you can fight me on that. This is a hill I’m willing to die on. In the last few years, Target has really made themselves a standout in the beauty game as well, creating a great mix of premium and discount beauty […]

June 18, 2018

Why I’m In Awe Of Stay-At-Home Parents


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We all have this vernacular when we talk about our professions. Take this for example: I have a job, and my wife is a stay-at-home mom. We understand this to mean that I leave the house to go to a place of business while my wife stays home to raise our child. Culturally, we think […]

June 18, 2018

This Is How We Should Really Be Talking To Our Kids


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Kids can be annoying and mind-numbingly boring, but they can also be incredibly funny and insightful. If we can get beyond some of our desire to tune them out—because holy fuck they talk a lot—we can get so much out of talking to our kids and others’. I have three kids of my own (a […]

June 18, 2018

Your Kid Is Acting Like A Jerk And It’s Your Fault


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I hate to be the one to tell you this, but your kid is kind of a brat. Yes, yours. She’s whiney and always seems to get whatever she wants. I know you are trying to be a good parent. Your own parents weren’t exactly attentive. They didn’t  know where you were half the time. […]

June 18, 2018

Dear Fat Girl


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Dear Fat Girl, I see you. You are trying not to be seen. You have on your old, baggy clothing and very little makeup. You don’t want to attract attention to yourself, even though you know that people are looking. You feel trapped. You know who you used to be. You were a size 2, dressing so […]

June 17, 2018

18 Things I Want My Teenage Son To Know


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As we wrap up another school year (7th and 11th grades), I can’t help but feel nostalgia, excitement, sadness and pride, all at the same time with my teenage boys. I mean, from the time I became pregnant all those years ago, I’ve been preparing them to become self-sustaining humans. I’m painfully aware my teenager is […]

June 17, 2018