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Whining writers annoy me more than “wimpy” children

I was just linked to “A nation of wimps” over at Psychology Today and I was extremely underwhelmed. (Shocking, I know.) This wasn’t anywhere near the worst thing I’ve read on their website, but…that’s not exactly a high standard. The … Continue reading

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Bragging vs. being a proud mama

The other day I was with my family at a lifecycle event and my sister and I spoke with a distant cousin. She proudly explained the many achievements of her daughters and it was adorable. I was telling the story … Continue reading

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Motherhood has been placed on a pedestal

It’s disturbing to many people to read research showing that mothers tend to be unhappier than non-mothers. Why? Because we’ve put the concept of being a mother up on a pedestal as a shining example of humanity. Not the mothers … Continue reading

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I admit it all the time

One of my favorite things about this blogging on WordPress thing is the ability to see what people have typed into search engines that brought them here. Now, I don’t get too many referrals that way, because, well, I’m me. … Continue reading

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Spare the rod and don’t be a child abuser

Maybe I’m just old-fashioned but I prefer cheeky children to those who have been abused into submission. Crazy, huh? Yes indeed, I would rather have children who talked back and argued with me than beat them with a switch. ::shudders:: … Continue reading

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