Posts by: Maria

We’re Mothers, not Martyrs


This new video is going around called “People Interview for the ‘World’s Toughest Job.'” Everyone’s been sharing it like crazy and raving about it when they do. I think it’s bullshit. Here’s why: We don’t...

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on in Parenting

Occasionally, when I am putting my daughter back to sleep at 2 a.m., I put aside my exhaustion and my frustration and my overall stress from the day and I just watch her sleep. There is nothing that makes me feel more old. When I look at her face, I see perfect, unblemished, fragile features....

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on in Sponsored

Y’all, I have this love-hate relationship with thrift shops. I used to go to them all the time when I was an angsty teen who liked to wear flannel and was really into Jordan Catalano. (And if you don’t know who Jordan Catalano is, then I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends. It’s not me,...

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on in Anarchy Parenting

Were you a jerk before you had children? I definitely was. I was definitely one of those people rolling my eyes at the exhausted woman in the restaurant struggling with her 4-year-old to keep him from throwing everything that was on the table onto the floor while her baby was by her side screaming —...

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on in Toddlerhood

The last year has had a lot of ups and downs. We went to Italy. I got fired from my job, which forced me to start working from home, fulfilling the goal I had for myself since before I even had Quinn, but which became even more important after she was born. We went to...

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on in Random Shit

Every time the lottery hits some huge mega-jackpot, my husband starts telling me that “we” really should buy tickets, and I point out to him that he is perfectly capable of doing just that. When we had the same conversation in the car today, he said: “I do buy lottery tickets! I’ve been buying lottery...

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