Category Archives: The Mommy Psyche

Confessions of a Juggler by Tina Fey

Keepin’ it real as usual. Tina’s one of my Fey-vorites! My daughter recently checked out a book from the preschool library called “My Working Mom.” It had a cartoon witch on the cover. “Did you pick this book out all … Continue reading

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Dot by Dot

…Like George Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, [a mother's life work] is laid down one dot at a time. Rarely does anyone else recognize the meaning of that one dot. -Mary Ann Clark I … Continue reading

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Mom Jeans

Every quarter the walls of the house seem to cave in and it means three things:  pest control, general cleaning, and storage. How timely that we got a new hairy puppy in the midst of all this. All of it … Continue reading

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Easy

Cocoa was born four months ago, about the same time as my miscarriage and was given to us one week after the propitious visit of our fair feathered friend. Hubby refuses to believe there’s a connection. But I have to. … Continue reading

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Fair Feathered Friend

As I was drawing the curtains for the night, I realized we had a visitor outside. Me: Hey Babe, look we have a visitor. Hubby: Oh yeah. Look at that! Me: Is it a pigeon? I’ve never seen a white … Continue reading

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Promoted

Since she started swimming class at 6 months old, Little Libra needed me to be in the pool with her for every single class. I always thought, “What a great bonding activity! I love seeing her progress. It’s so great! … Continue reading

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Personality Indicator

We’re starting pre-school this June and I’m really excited to watch Little Libra’s friendships blossom. All the classes I’ve managed to send her to require Mommy’s presence. I’m eager to see how she fares on her own. Based on play … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

I knew her cold has turned for the worse when I was dispensing her snot from the nasal aspirator on a piece of cloth and it bubbled up to a ping pong ball. Little Libra was delighted. I was intensely … Continue reading

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Ash Envy

Here’s my favorite question of the week: Little Libra: What’s that? Me: Ash L: Nice nash! Where jew get-it? M: Church. It’s a-a-ash, like aaaaapple. L: A-a-a-nash. Niiiiice naaaaash. She said it the way teenagers admire tattoos with envy and … Continue reading

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The Answer Key

I’m always late. I don’t intend to be, it just happens. I could be on time at home but I always get delayed at the exit point.  In order to be early, I have to budget an extra 30 minutes. … Continue reading

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