Posts by: Maria

Crazy Just Kind of Finds Me


Quinn’s birthday is coming up, so I went to the Dollar Store the other day to find some things to make the decorations. While I am standing in line with my friend looking at some...

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on in Parenting Toddlerhood

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Just like the pilgrims said. Now, listen: I know that you all are going to be inundated with Facebook posts and forwarded e-mails and maybe even forced sharing at the Thanksgiving table about everything that your friends and family are grateful for or reminding you (you ungrateful little shit) about all the...

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on in Anarchy

When we moved into our house, this is what it looked like from the road:   Oh, you can’t see the house? That’s because it’s buried behind 65 fucking trees! SIXTY. FIVE. Trees. And that’s just what’s on the side to the left of the driveway. We decided to take down some of those trees...

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on in Toddlerhood

Last night was Quinn’s first Halloween — sort of. Last year, she was too young to be able to understand any of it or to take out trick-or-treating. This year, she’s still too young to be able to understand any of it, but she is old enough for it to be totally socially acceptable and...

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on in Breastfeeding

When you’re a parent, you’re no stranger to unsolicited advice — about everything. You’ll hear every musing, suggestion, veiled judgment and flat-out sanctimonious grandstanding about every choice you make, from the way you feed your child to how well he sleeps at night to how you discipline him. For some reason, breastfeeding seems to get...

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