• 5 Tips on Surviving Pregnancy as a Couple
    5 Tips on Surviving Pregnancy as a Couple
    Guys, we know you don’t know.  We know you can’t understand the way having a tiny being pressing on all the corners of your abdomen from the inside can feel.  We know you don’t get rushes of inexplicable emotions, or food cravings so intense that you’re tempted to recreate the World of Warcraft freak out.  […]
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  • I don’t love my body, and that’s okay.
    I don’t love my body, and that’s okay.
    It’s hard to keep up with all the health and fitness movements that are constantly cycling in and out of popularity.  Yo-yo diets, Thinspo sites, conflicting reports on which foods burn the most fat where.  Diet groups, fitness clubs, television shows… Coupled with media sensationalized images and stories of extreme weight losses/gains, it’s nearly impossible […]
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  • I forgive you.
    I forgive you.
    You.  Yes, you.  The Holier-than-Thou, mom of the year runner up.  I forgive you.  For throwing stones at me from your glass house. I don’t pretend to be perfect.  Ever.  I’m actually pretty blunt about my follies as a parent, wife, and housekeeper.  There are things that work for me and mine that you may […]
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  • It’s Not Just a Belly
    It’s Not Just a Belly
    WARNING:  This post contains bare bellies, women in their skivvies, and partial nudity.   If you are not a fan of the female form, click elsewhere. When I met the Captain I was a smoking, bulimic 17 year old working in an ice cream shop.  I had grown up being taunted about my size, height, skin […]
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  • Stop With Your Memes: I’m the One Who Cares
    Stop With Your Memes: I’m the One Who Cares
    I’m going to start this with a vent: I can’t stand those “No one cares” memes.  You know, the ones that say “No one cares what you did at the gym today” or “No one cares about what you made for dinner.”  Kids, pets, food, workouts… everyone seems to have something they don’t want to […]
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  • The 11 ways sushi is like sex
    The 11 ways sushi is like sex
    The other day I had sushi for the first time in YEARS.  Since before I was pregnant with Mr. Monkey.  I had a serious craving for it and there’s a great little conveyor belt place near our house that has smoked salmon and cream cheese, tempura shrimp, and chicken katsu rolls.  All definitely preggo safe.  […]
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  • The Painful Secret About Being Mom.
    The Painful Secret About Being Mom.
    This mom-cage I live in is terrifying.  Beautiful, maddening, breathtaking, disastrous, hilarious, chaotic… terrifying. How can I be so lucky and feel so deprived?  Am I spoiled?  Do I just not understand how good I’ve got it? When you can’t go into the bookstore with your children, not only because you don’t have the energy, […]
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