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A handy guide to pleasing a 4-year-old

A handy guide to pleasing a 4-year-old

When Georgia found out Arlo got to write directions for how to please him, she decided she wanted in on the action. ***** Dear Mom, When I wake up in the morning, I need you to be ready to party. Right now. As I enjoy it. I like partying. I like furniture jumping, yelling and...

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renegade mothering
There’s a deer hide in my garage, and I’m done caring

There’s a deer hide in my garage, and I’m done caring

The other day, when I arrived home after doing something amazing (because I was alone, so whatever it was, it was amazing), Georgia yells “Hey mama! Look what we have in the backyard!” I look out the window and see two puppies out there, just chillin’, as if they were home. “Um, why do...

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The Girl With Moxie
Pretend Boyfriends

About a month ago Deena and I had one of our marathon phone chats. These started when we were teenagers and our parents would yell about astronomical charges on the bill. Over the years, our conversations have run the gamut from … Continue reading

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The Girl With Moxie
Pretend Boyfriends

About a month ago Deena and I had one of our marathon phone chats. These started when we were teenagers and our parents would yell about astronomical charges on the bill. Over the years, our conversations have run the gamut from … Continue reading

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Nanny Goats in Panties
Keeping the Romance Alive with “Date Night”

Keeping the Romance Alive with “Date Night”

For date night on Saturday, me and my old man went to Bed Bath & Beyond. Got new sheets and finally, FINALLY, a Keurig coffee machine. Waiting so long allowed us to invest in the brand new Keurig 2.0 (cue oooohs and ahhhhs). Drinking first coffee with it this morning. Tully’s Hawaiian Blend. Brought...

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renegade mothering
Arlo explains how to please a baby at bedtime

Arlo explains how to please a baby at bedtime

Hey, mom. Arlo here. I feel I’ve been pretty clear on this topic, but there appears to be some confusion still, which I can only assume is a result of a profound slow-mindedness on your part, which is cool, I guess. Little disappointing that my genes were plucked from your pool, but hey. Water...

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Chronicles of Nothing
Dating Advice: One weird tip

Dating Advice: One weird tip

I totally hooked you in with that title. My dating advice isn’t actually weird. It’s pretty simple actually. Maybe that makes it weird. Dating is frustrating. I know. I did it for 20 years before I got married. I watched friend after friend and relative after relative walk down the aisle. Here’s my dating...

The Girl With Moxie
Friday’s Hot Tip: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Confession: I tend to make the same dishes over and over again, especially in my slow cooker. It’s usually chili, a bean dish, or I’m cooking dried beans so I can freeze them for later use. While I have a … Continue reading

The Girl With Moxie
Friday’s Hot Tip: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Confession: I tend to make the same dishes over and over again, especially in my slow cooker. It’s usually chili, a bean dish, or I’m cooking dried beans so I can freeze them for later use. While I have a … Continue reading

renegade mothering
America, please stop raising assholes

America, please stop raising assholes

Hey America. I know you’re busy. But if you have a minute, I have a really important request: Please stop raising assholes. I know. You’re just so good at it. It’s your jam. But seriously. It’s not complicated. It’s not even that deep. STOP RAISING HUMANS WHO ARE DICKS TO OTHER HUMANS. Sorry for...

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