5 Thanksgiving Foods Your Kids Will Talk About in Therapy

Ah, Thanksgiving... Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving. ...more
I was a somewhat picky eater as a kid. I'm far less picky now. - Karenmore

Every 'Ghostbusters 3' Announcement Unleashes More Sexist Pushback

Let me tell you a little story about the Ghostbusters and me. ...more
CatherineTheWriter Totally feel you. I got (figuratively) accosted in a Mythbusters forum once ...more

Chores of the Childless

I have heard it said before that having a baby changes everything. I knew this was true when I found myself incredibly grateful to be able to sleep in until 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Pre-parent me would have died a little inside if someone had told her that there would come a day when she would view a 7 a.m. wake-up call or an unaccompanied trip to Target as major things to look forward to, but three years of parenthood does strange, awful things to our psyches.Much like war....more

Eating the Elephant: Why I Finally Went to Therapy

For a long time now, I’ve likened writing to therapy. It’s a cheap way to get my thoughts in a row, to temper the negativity of my life with the positivity. Through writing, I’ve learned new things about myself that I otherwise might not have ever uncovered. I’ve analyzed problems and worked through complicated, conflicted emotions....more
Me too, I'm eating an elephant right now, too!!  Thanks so much for sharing this, I feel better ...more

Smile! Dads Get Judged Too!

One of the super fun things about motherhood is the way everyone has a better idea of how to raise your child than you do. Whether you’re being lambasted on Facebook by Judgerson McGillicuddie when you post a picture of your 11-month-old eating bananas and OH MY GAWD HIDE THE CHILDREN peanut butter, or you’re being scolded by a senile hairdresser for casually mentioning your plan to sleep train your baby who isn’t even born yet, the world makes good and certain that you’re aware of your complete incompetence when it comes to raising your own kid. It’s nothing short of miraculous if your offspring survive to adolescence under your watch since—let’s be honest—you’re really only qualified to be the caretaker of a jar of earthworms. ...more


The countdown has begun: C will be three in only about two and a half weeks.Sometimes I look through the archives of my blog to revisit all the things we’ve been through together.I remember when I saw her shimmy-shake across the screen for the very first time....more

Threading the Needle

This evening I was in C’s room with my sewing box. She has a pile of clothes that have needed to be mended for awhile, and since I was off work today because of the snow we got last night, I figured today was the day that I would finally get to this task. ...more

It's Not About the Dress

My office is like your office. We were talking about The Dress on Friday.(No matter how you look at it, it’s still just a dress.)...more

Seven Valentines That Will Get You in the Mood for Love

Ahhhhh, can you feel it? Love is in the air.Or perhaps that is the sickly sweet smell of grapes that your child left behind the sofa three weeks ago.….…….OK, that’s totally what it was.Moving on. Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you want to celebrate your sweetie in a way that befits your one-of-a-kind love affair. I have created some Valentines to help you do just that.Enjoy....more

Your Toddler Doesn't Care If You're on Your Period

  Of all the character traits that don’t serve me well as a parent, my reluctance to take myself less seriously is probably the worst....more
IAMTHEMILK Blog Awwww, thank you! I am so bad about telling C to "respect" me too, and this is ...more