Browsing Archives of Author »Miriam Novogrodsky«

demi moore

October 19, 2012

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I admit it. Though I don’t like to, I read the article about Demi and Ashton and I read the whole thing. I read about all the messiness of their life and I wondered how I was sitting at the orthodontist waiting for my children to get more metal put inside their mouths when I […]

Getting the Job Done: Women and Work Life

October 12, 2011

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Women are good at compartmentalizing, juggling, balancing and yeah, bringing home the bacon. Well, some women. I have orange sticky notes all over my desk outlining each day otherwise I’d stop somewhere after walking my dog, Orli. Actually, after walking Orli and drinking crazy strong tea with Gail. See, it seems to me that after Gail […]

Sex After Pregnancy: AKA My Postpartum Booty Call

October 10, 2011

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Guest Post By Andrea Chisholm I will never forget the sloppy red crayon heart drawn around the date of my six-week postpartum visit. Did he really think I was looking forward to “medical clearance”  for the bedroom? Wasn’t he there in the delivery room? Hadn’t he witnessed the destruction? Why hadn’t he given any of […]

Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law: What Happened To Putting Children First?

October 7, 2011

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In Montgomery, Alabama, 231 Hispanic children were absent last Thursday, the day the state’s new anti-immigration law took effect. Last week, Alabama was awarded the dubious honor of being the first state in US history to request documentation of citizenship when enrolling children in school. I’m not purporting to understand the ends and outs of […]

Homework: Why Bother?

September 30, 2011

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I have a soft spot for slackers, they are individualists. But as a mother, I’m stumped. I have one slacker and one perfectionist. (This summer my slacker was in a bike accident–he’s fine now–which I wrote about here and here.) My slacker was born a few weeks late, my perfectionist on time- the exact calculated time […]

Divorced Co-Parenting: An Oxymoron?

September 21, 2011

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Here at Femamom, we’ve discussed polyamory, infidelity, monogamy, marriage and now, I’m back to divorce. Divorce being a possible outcome of the aforementioned topic favs. You are never divorced if children are involved. You are perpetually divorcing. If the spoils amount to a cat and a Kitchen Aid bought with hoarded 20 percent discount cards from […]

He’s Such a Douche Bag: We’re A Cursing Kind Of Family

September 15, 2011

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For me, one of the most difficult tasks of early parenthood was learning not to swear. I missed saying ‘fuck this‘ and ‘fuck that‘ and the always satisfying, ‘fuck you‘. I missed spitting out the word ‘shit‘ anytime something didn’t work. Like, Immediately. When my children were pre-verbal and mushy and portable.When they smelled good […]