Reunion (with kids): it's not quite the same

My husband returned home tonight after two weeks of Army Reserve duty. And although it wasn't the first time he'd left me alone with my children, it...

Oh babies, how I want more of you

Last night, I must admit, I lost it a bit with my boys. They're both doing this screaming thing now, to get what they want, and I just wanted a few...

Tales of a one-year-old (take two)

Truman turned one year old on Friday, and I've just gotten to the computer to focus on him. Despite his overwhelming sweetness and perfection, the...

Adventures in parenting: the chocolate freak

Truman, whose first birthday is tomorrow, has begun to distinguish himself as a true chocolate freak. It was our anniversary yesterday, and given...

Ten ways to help mom get in the mood

"You want to get me in the mood? Help out!" says one mom I know. "Watching my hubby cheerfully, without my prodding, take care of household duties...

Porn for moms is not so steamy after all

I remember back in the late 90s when the iconic television show of those years, Ally McBeal, was the one everyone rushed home for. Among my...

Kids' questions: do you answer any you shouldn't?

Last night on Desperate Housewives, Lynette Scavo's eight-year-old son, Parker, was curious about vaginas. He started asking some uncomfortable...

It's tax time: this mom is proud of her bouncing baby deductions

Among the majority of my working mama friends, it's the woman of the household who's in charge of the budgeting; even those where mama makes less than...

The toy jail: healer of sibling rivalry

I'm not proud. But I admit: I use the play pen largely to negotiate toy battles. Everett (you know) has all the best toys. No matter what he's playing...

Target: I love you but...

I love you, Target, in oh, so many ways. One of those ways is not, however, your ease of use. And I'll tell you what I mean, specifically: it's your...

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