Of all the topics I’ve ever written about, swearing evokes the strongest reader responses. Wait, I take that back: American Girl Dolls bring all the crazies to the yard. People love to chime in on that post. But my most widely read blog post is one I wrote several years ago that still draws daily […]
When is profanity acceptable? Why are some people so uncomfortable with it? Is it because swearing is in poor taste, or is their discomfort with the underlying negative emotions?
If I were stranded alone on a deserted island, I would need to bring some sort of industrial-strength aerosol insect repellant. You see, I am afraid of bugs. Especially the kind that sting. And fly. Ever since I was a child, I would succumb to a fight-or-flight panic response every time a bee or wasp […]
As I drove to work this morning, inexplicably crying and angrily shouting, “F*ckmonkey!” at the idiotic drivers around me, I wondered what the hell was wrong with me. Get a grip, Stephanie, I scolded myself. What’s the matter with you? Then it dawned on me. It was Cycle Day 28. I officially had PMS. Why, after over 20 […]
OK, OK, just relax. Don’t be fooled by the title- it would be impossible for me to completely eliminate my use of profanity. In my opinion, even the F-word has its place, and I am a firm believer that using the precise, calculated speckling of expletives can only enhance your storytelling. For real. Sometimes, the perfect […]
I have been pretty up front about the fact that I suck at mornings. I have written more than one blog post about the debacles that have occurred in the hour after we roll about of bed before we frantically peal out of the driveway. It’s not pretty. After I complain about the repeated clusterfucks […]
Well, that seems like kind of a braggy way to start off my last post of the year, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, I’m not actually claiming that I believe Mommy, for real to be the “Blog of the Year” but I did in fact receive this lovely award from Stacy of Ramblings of an Undiagnosed […]
This afternoon I had a few blissful hours after work without my children. It was difficult for me to tear myself away from three uninterrupted hours to write, but I decided it was time for me to go to yoga class. I had just recovered from nearly two weeks of illness- bronchitis and a sinus […]
I have been thinking lately about why motherhood is such an isolating experience. I mean, millions of other women all around the world are doing exactly what I am doing- mothering- right at this moment. I have dozens of friends with children, and I would not consider myself to be socially isolated. And yet still, […]
Have you ever been a mean mommy? I know I have.