March 2013

lean in

March 22, 2013

There’s a really interesting piece in the latest Time magazine about Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg (actually, it was like 2 Time’s ago, but since I’m just getting around to reading it it’s the latest, for me. Which means that at this rate I’m on Season 1 episode 2 of Downton Abbey, so don’t spoil anything […]

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third time’s the charm

March 21, 2013

Well, a lot of folks ask how I’m doing these days. They’re being nice, and it shows, but they’re not talking about the weather or our health. Nah, they’re asking me, pointedly, “How’re you doing,“ with an air of concern. It means “…with three kids…” and I know exactly what they’re thinking. people think I must be exhausted, […]

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formula EXPOSED!!!

March 12, 2013

I had Helena (#1) in 2006 when those really cute (then) polyester empire-waist shirts were popular with new moms. All the Toys R Usses (Useses? Us’s? Us’?) around here turned to Babies R Uses (Uss). About a million Motherhood: Maternity stores cropped up, celebs everywhere were sporting their baby bump and it was cool again […]

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don’t blame the girls

March 8, 2013

When I first had kids, I noticed something interesting. Everyone loves a baby, true, but even from pregnancy there’s a difference between girls and boys. “A son is a son ’til he takes a wife,” I heard, “a daughter is yours for the rest of your life.” Hmm. I wanted to like that, I guess, […]

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gluten, vegans, and the axis of evil

March 6, 2013

Pretty much as long as you’ve known me I’ve had a faulty body. Now–don’t feel bad. It’s not as bad as all that. I’m fairly healthy, no cancer, no auto-immune disorders, just pretty much all the time my body hurts. My feet are terrible–it’s like walking on broken glass sometimes, and that began at age […]

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repost: mars and venus

March 2, 2013

This is much, much more complex now with three kids, but it was such a good post that I had to put it up again. Enjoy. And also, you know this is true. :) ~hm ___________________________________ Women have it harder. Don’t argue: you know it’s true. Oh, we are cursed with the ability to multitask. […]

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