From the monthly archives:

October 2008

My Vagina, My Saks Fifth Avenue Window

October 14, 2008

Every woman who has ever been on the verge of giving birth has wondered, “how will a human being pass through my vagina?” And so this week I looked at the Saks Fifth Avenue window display and wondered, “how did they get that Mercedes in there?” No one understands how it happens, but yet, there […]

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Babies are Awesome, You’re Awesomer

October 14, 2008

So a bunch of us (Anymommy, Psychmommy,Instamom, Kate, Issa, For A Different Kind of Girl, and Eat Play Love) decided to throw Imommy a virtual baby shower yesterday, except apparently I was the type of guest who shows up empty handed and just sits in the corner and eats the cake and glugs the champagne […]

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Not Alice’s Restaurant

October 13, 2008

Approximately twelve years ago, Husbandrinka and I almost got a divorce. I am convinced that the only thing that stood in our way was the fact that we were not yet married. We are traditional like that—we believe that there is a natural order to things and we have enough restraint not to get a […]

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Emotional Pajamas

October 12, 2008

I accidentally published a draft of this post last week, for about thirty seconds. But apparently, it registered in people’s readers and they were forced to read it. Sorry! Perhaps you assumed that I was out of my mind. I hope that the complete version of the post removes all doubt. Before my dog died, […]

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Have a Happy Weekend!

October 10, 2008

When my son was three, I got a call from the school asking Husbandrinka and me to come in for a meeting about him. I wanted to know what about him. They said that they would explain once we had the meeting. I said that I needed more information, and they finally told me: They […]

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Blog Pulitzers

October 9, 2008

I’m pretty sure that I’ve told this story before, but I’m not certain whether it was here or in someone’s comments or in my dreams or something, so here it goes. When I was a miniMarinka, I was on a swim team in the Soviet Union, destined for greatness. I mean, my parents and I […]

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Wordless Wednesday. Now on Thursday. And with Words.

October 8, 2008

So, if I were you, Readerinka, I would be feeling royally ripped off just about now. Because I have the whole “NYC” thing as part of my blog and from the posts that I’ve been writing, I could be living absolutely anywhere. As long as it was well-padded, that is. Is that fair to you? […]

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Birth Story

October 8, 2008

A few months ago, my best blog friend Stacey posted her son’s birth story and asked her readers for theirs. Birth stories, not children. I think. I’m still not ready to post mine (I hope that the blog world can live with this devastating news), but there are two things that I will never forget […]

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