There was no romance in our decision to marry. There was no proposal. There was no engagement ring–just a positive pregnancy test.
My Mom Does Not Give AF.
Abortion was controversial. Abortion was murder. Abortion was a choice.
It was clear to me what side of the debate I had to be on. My mom made her own choice.
She kept me.
To My Sons On This Mother’s Day; You’re Welcome.
On this Mother’s Day, I want to take some time out to thank myself on behalf of my sons for all the shit I go through for them.
Son #1: Savant or Just A Complete Dickhead?
I love Son #1. He is a prick…sometimes… a lot.
America, These Kids Need Ethnic Studies, Not Suspension.
Ultimately, these kids did not need suspension. ‘
They need a fucking ethnic studies course.
Dear Santa, I’m just not that into you.
I have no problem celebrating Christmas. I love Christmas. I love the lights. I love getting together with family and eating a shitload of calories. I love Stevie Wonder’s Someday at Christmas holiday album. Before I had kids to drag around everywhere, I used to love the fake fir scent permeating every overly heated department store I entered. I’ll even hit up a midnight mass if any one of my family really wanted to go.
I do have one problem: Santa.
Why I Will Not Pray for Paris
Prayer does not stop terrorism.
Why I Hate Halloween (for the love of my kids).
Halloween forces me to confront two things about me: I hate mass consumer marketing towards young children and I hate being confronted with the expectation to perform as a Halloween-loving mother to my children.
Confessions of a Reluctant Mommy to the First-Time (or Future Tense) Reluctant Mommy
When I was child-free, I harbored this nebulous concept that I would someday have kids. I was also much more preoccupied with trying not to get pregnant for most of my adult life thus far, so a progression to trying to become pregnant seemed…unnatural.
The Lockdown Drill Makes Me Long for the Earthquake Drill
We prepare mass shootings the way we prepare for natural disasters. We know the next one is coming. It’s just a matter of when.