Category Archives: Real: my personal trials, tribulations and tales

5,000 Horny Camels?

So, I went to BlogHer and everyone kept pointing at me and saying, “You don’t belong here, lady.  Go home.”  And I cried and got on the subway and headed all the way back to Brooklyn, dripping with sweat and tears. Then I woke up. Kidding. I didn’t have any nightmares about BlogHer, but as […]

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Belonging

For eight years I spent a portion of my summer at Camp Favorite. (Real name.  I know.) When I was seven I begged my parents to let me go and they agreed to five nights.  By the time I was fourteen I was spending a month there as a Counselor in Training (CIT). I loved […]

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Three Boys and A Lady

I have a surprising – to me, anyway – number of male readers.  I LOVE that you are here, by the way, so please hang out.  You add a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi to the vibe.  (Even more so if you would, ahem, leave comments.) Upon learning from a male that he reads this […]

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I Am Who I Am

My husband and I tried to install front and rear car bumper/grill thingies this weekend.  Which is kind of like the abbreviated version of ‘see if your marriage can withstand a home renovation.’ We actually did extremely well.  With the whole Not Fighting thing, that is.  The bumpers…not so much. After holding the instructions AND […]

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Superpower Testicles

It’s summertime.  (In case you have scientifically altered thighs that don’t drip sweat and stick to anything you sit on and are blessed with hair that doesn’t get frizzy and therefore did not know this.) If you live in a city, the ice cream trucks from 9 – 9 and extra gunshots are some other […]

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Appreciating the Appreciation

“Does your husband appreciate you?!?! I sure hope so!” says an acquaintance to me as I am leaving the YMCA, Carlitos running ahead as I yell for him to STOP! and Xavi squirming to get away from the death grip I’ve got on all four limbs as I carry him down the sidewalk.  Xavi continues […]

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Because I Would Totally Get in if the Wahbulance Actually Showed Up

Today’s feeling: OVERWHELMED. Brought to you by, well…by lots of little things combined, I suppose. Disclaimer:  I know:  Super blessed.  Lucky woman. Life is good.  Could be way, way worse. Yada yada yada. Still, we all have craptastic days, right? Fortunately, I have lots of outlets and emotional support. I can share my emotions on […]

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Dragons, Urine, Courtney Stodden…Yeah, One of Those Non Sequitor Posts

I hated living in New York when we first moved here.  Despised. Could have had something to do with being pregnant while dragging a 2-year-old up and down three flights of stairs every day.  Possibly. But whatever the reason, I took awhile to adjust. However, I finally realized that I kind of had to make […]

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Things That Make Me Feel Lucky (Hint: Dads)

I have actually written recently about my observations of the bond between my husband and his boys.  About what kind of father my kids have.  About the love I see the three of them have for each other. So, for Father’s Day, I figured I would ask the boys what they love most about their […]

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Superpower Uterus

Mommy, where are my rain boots? On the bottom rung of your shoe cart. They aren’t there. {I walk back upstairs and take them off of the bottom rung of the shoe cart and hand them to Carlitos.} ……………………………………………. Annie, we are out of milk. No, we aren’t.  It’s on the top shelf in the […]

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