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Eating Reality Television

September 5, 2011 by


Thank you for opening the crappy television floodgates Hayley. I watch Toddlers In Tiaras when I’m depressed, to get more depressed. Recently while eating a bowl of fuck-it-all-Honey-Nut-Cheerios, I caught a riveting episode of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. And I learned from the mouth a desultory sixteen-year-old bride, that she’d never met a gypsy girl […]

4:28 a.m. Is Not a Good Time for a Teachable Moment a.k.a., Mom is Angry Again

June 13, 2011 by


Last night my son woke me up three times. 2:10. 3:30. 4:28. I knew it was 4:28 because when I told him it was 4:30 and he needed to get back to sleep, he insisted that I was lying. “It’s actually 4:28 and can’t you just finally get the time right, Mom?” Why am I […]

I’m A Feminist Mom–And My Daughter Loves Princesses

June 12, 2011 by


My two-year-old daughter, Elke, and I came home from Target with a pair of glitter shoes, and if that wasn’t enough to trounce my reputation as an edgy suburban mom, I also bought a Disney princess coloring book adorned with even more glitter. It went down like this: Elke spotted Cinderella in multi-colored metallic and said, “That one.” Until […]