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Coke makes for good memories.
Toggle Commented May 9, 2010 on Happy Mother's Day at momtrolfreak
I share your husband's sentiments, even though I may have been expressing them while hiding under my blanket yesterday.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2010 on Thinking the Unthinkable at NYC Moms
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Correction: The NYT reported this morning that security officials had been informed that "the event did not appear to be a terrorist threat."
Toggle Commented May 2, 2010 on Thinking the Unthinkable at NYC Moms
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Ok, I re-read the Little House books a few years ago and Ma Ingals was ironing in that wagon. Which is insane. It's like the iron was her Blackberry or something. I mean, who cares if they had wrinkles petticoats? (Except for Ma, of course).
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That's exactly it, Travis. We all make mistake but the hope is that we learn from them and move on. Justifying bad behavior isn't a way to do that.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2009 on She Works Hard for The Money at NYC Moms
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I, too, am often shocked by how "grown up" so many of the teenagers are. Like Melissa Gilbert. How is she not 12?
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2009 on You're How Old?!?! at NYC Moms
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I'm not a Palin fan, but it skeeves me out to have a 60 year old man making sexual jokes about children. Even if he meant Bristol. Being of legal age to consent to sex doesn't make her any less of a child.
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UPDATE: The party was last night and no one even noticed that there were no goody bags. I'm sure they'll be telling their mental health professionals about it for years to come, though.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2009 on Death to Goody Bags at NYC Moms
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Once when I was checking out at Jefferson Market, I realized that I left my wallet at home. I told the check out girl that I'd have to go back and get it and she said "do you want to leave your baby here?". Err...
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2009 on My Child Alone in a Grocery Store at NYC Moms
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I am in!
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I love this post and your writing is an absolute treat. Many of the comments have taken the words right out of my keyboard. I love what you said about being a good mother and those are the exact qualities that make you fantastic. Motherhood is funny. When my oldest was born, I remember thinking that I would never again have a moment of reckless abandon because my heart is now walking outside of my body. Despite that anatomic anomaly, I learned what all mothers know. Yes, there are many moments of abandon and they are heightened by motherhood.
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2009 on About This Baby at Velveteen Mind
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My daughter had to miss a day of school because of strep last week and she practically raced to school the next day. Not that I'm not fun or anything..
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Last night was the first episode that I've watched and I am now filled with rage at everyone who didn't insist that I tune in sooner. Jon is a child and should really look into growing a pair. I was all ready to despise Kate, based on hair alone, which I find is a wonderful guide to character in general, but I sort of like her. I know. I must learn to be more judgmental. But OMG, Jon's whining. "She forgot the cake and I had to go back and get it. She forgot her cell and I had to go back and get it." You know what she didn't forget, and you did, asshole? The fact that the two of you are married. DUH.
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I don't think that there's anything wrong with losing your cool. I do it all the time! It's fun! Seriously, kids need to know that we're not RoboMoms. We have moods. We get angry. We raise our voices. And we get exhausted.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2009 on Keeping My Cool at NYC Moms
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I'm sorry that this happened to your friend. Some people just suck. Personally, I am one of the most wonderful people that anyone would ever want to meet, but I don't do well in crowds. I have trouble connecting names and faces and it's hard for me to carry on a conversation when there's a lot of cross-talking. Basically, it's best to get me in a cell. Last Sunday at the March of Dimes walk, I was very worried about unintentionally snubbing someone by not remembering them/not talking to them enough. So I tried to snub everyone equally.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2009 on Mommy "Means Girls" in The Blogosphere? at NYC Moms
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Very, very true. My only advice is trust your instincts.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2009 on Talk of the town at NYC Moms
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Dilemma. Maybe he can take the kids to his mother's after you guys have early-ish brunch in the Village so that you can shop all afternoon. (If he could take my kids, too, that would be great. I'm sure that they'll adore your mother in law!)
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I'm sure all of us can relate to the frustration of bickering kids and oh yes, the fantasy of kicking them out of the car is definitely there. But actually driving off? Long enough for a stranger to approach your child and take her for ice cream, the very thing that we as parents warn our kids against? So not ok.
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and they do not drive!
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So Meghan should have responded with thanking the plagiarizer for the compliment and inviting her into her home to see if she could steal (I mean, praise) her belongings as well?
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I think there are more of us now, women who are doing our own cleaning. I hate it. The economy better pick up soon.
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2009 on Fun With My Mop at NYC Moms
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That is adorable! Except for the gratuitous violence, of course.
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I love big kids too! They can stay home by themselves. They know how to read! They can get their own snacks! They know there's no tooth fairy!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2009 on I Love Big Kids at NYC Moms
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That's terrible! My kids have used all the bathrooms in the Village by now. I can't believe that they didn't let you go. Give me their name, maybe we can stage a pee-in.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2009 on My Kid Needs a Bathroom. Now. at NYC Moms
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This is fascinating. As I was reading along, I remembered a 35 mm film strip that terrified me when I was little and my grandmother cut it up and flushed it down the toilet. I hope that the book never darkens her bookshelf again.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2009 on The Accidental Book Burning Mom at NYC Moms
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