Dear Bitter Butch, The fallout from this election is causing personal emotions similar to those I felt when the family rallied to support a sexual predator and to turn me out. Any advice? – Triggered Dear Bitter Butch, I have neighbors in my very rural, agricultural little neck of the woods, who work on farmsContinue reading “Dear Bitter Butch: How Do I Cope After the Election?”
Category Archives: Parenting
Youngest demanded that I pretend to chop his head off tonight and I obliged — both because I am the best mom in the entire universe and also because I kind of wanted to kill him because it’s 11 at night and he and his brother would NOT FUCKING CHILL OUT and go to SLEEP. Continue reading “My Confession”
The Nobility of Motherhood
What I want to do: Sit around on the couch, farting happily, and drinking more cider. What I am going to do: Go to the goddamned grocery store and buy a stupid ice cream cake. Motherhood is nothing but sacrifice.
Subject of a Study
Éiden just bought himself an ENORMOUS pair of 10-inch tongs for feeding Bearded Dragons. I was lying around in bed reading when he approached me and immediately grasped the fabric of my T-shirt in the tongs, which look like novelty tweezers. “This species is an anomaly that continues to make for a very interesting study,”Continue reading “Subject of a Study”
The Minneapolis School Board did NOT Vote to approve changes to the autism program last night.
KARE 11 reported it incorrectly and now it’s been picked up by the Star Tribune and AP, so even though KARE 11 has changed the story and say they will talk about it tonight on air the damage has been done. Here’s what actually happened: Those in charge of the autism program in MPS decidedContinue reading “The Minneapolis School Board did NOT Vote to approve changes to the autism program last night.”
Kirkus Review of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: THE BOOK
It’s a pretty sweet review! In part: For a collection of writings with an ostensibly narrow focus, the range of material is impressive. A first grader collapses, and the medical tests offer no conclusions. A teenager, worried about becoming pregnant, finds an unexpected ally in her own mother, who says, “If you get pregnant, don’tContinue reading “Kirkus Review of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: THE BOOK”
At least they laughed at Einstein
Youngest: (does something loud and maddening again and again and again and again and again) Everyone Else: OH MY GOD STOP no really zomg wtf Youngest: no one understands my art
Locals: We Can Do Better. Please send some emails to support trans* students athletes!
On Wednesday, the Minnesota State High School League’s board of directors will study a proposed policy that would allow transgender student-athletes the ability to participate in league-sponsored activities. This would allow a transgender athlete to participate according to gender choice, rather than the one listed on a birth certificate. A vote on whether to adoptContinue reading “Locals: We Can Do Better. Please send some emails to support trans* students athletes!”
Comments on ’37 Reasons I’m Having Trouble Embracing The Moment’
Which is over here. It’s funny, true, wonderful. Well, not ENTIRELY true. Because ’embrace the moment’ is never actually good advice. It ISN’T. Some moments are not worth embracing. Mopping up the vomit and diarrhea your child just deposited all over the bathroom, for instance. Nope. Not embracing it. I won’t. You can’t make me.Continue reading “Comments on ’37 Reasons I’m Having Trouble Embracing The Moment’”
Sometimes, I don’t realize how much I hunger to see myself represented until suddenly I’m looking at it. This mom who uses forearm crutches was just photographed for Humans of New York with her daughter. I was astounded to feel my eyes fill with tears, to see myself reflected like this.
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