From the monthly archives:

January 2011


January 21, 2011

Young Ladrinka, 9: Mom, do you know anyone who’s cool? Marinka, not 9: Sure, I know lots of wonderful people. Young Ladrinka: Not wonderful, cool. But not cool cool, cool. Marinka: What is cool cool? Young Ladrinka: You know, constipated, overweighted, out-of-style loser. Marinka: What? Young Ladrinka: Constipated, overweighted, out-of-style loser. Marinka: What? Young Ladrinka: […]

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Gather Around, Children

January 20, 2011

Gather around children.  Mommy has something to tell you. Groan. What? Can we do it later? No, I need to talk to you now.   Children, you know that mommy and daddy love you very much, right? Same here. Are we done? No, listen.  Mommy and daddy love you very much, but mommy and daddy are […]

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Motherhood Can Make You Feel Like an Unwrapped Restaurant Mint

January 19, 2011

Today Shari from Dusty Earth Mother is guest posting for me. I actually met Shari in person and can report that she’s very lovely and looks like a pretty Julianne Moore and that she did not, not once, try to dismember me. (Oh, come on. I can’t be the only person who worries a little […]

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Dinner Conversation

January 18, 2011

The other day Husbandrinka, my stepson and I had dinner, while the younger kids were busy watching My Strange Addiction or something.  Have you seen that show? I can hardly sit through the commercials of that woman eating Comet. We dined, Cometlessly, and because you’re supposed to talk to teenagers apparently, we discussed current events.  […]

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Yerba Buena! None of That Bad Weed

January 17, 2011

Today’s guest post was a surprise for me. I asked Alexandra, aka The Empress, who writes the very funny Good Day, Regular People blog to contribute a post in support of my depression-lite, but I had no idea that she was going to delight me with a child of immigrants story.  As a fellow survivor, […]

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Bad News/Good News

January 15, 2011

Well, the bad news is that I decided to try something new for the New Year, and it’s depression-lite with two side orders of stress and exhaustion.  I figure  it has been working so well for others, why shouldn’t I give it a go? But as you know, I’m a glass half-full kind of gal  […]

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Pop Quiz Friday!

January 14, 2011

Guess what? Today I tricked Ann from Ann’s Rants into guest posting for me.   You probably know Ann already, she of the hilarious blog and the National Director of Listen to Your Mother, but humor me, will you?  I met Ann at BlogHer in Chicago in 2009 (doesn’t that seem prehistoric?) and we quickly […]

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January 13, 2011

A friend of mine had this conversation with a male member of her household this morning. Friend (dashing, svelte, in her early 40s, but doesn’t look a nanosecond older than 38 and a half):  NameRedacted, could you please come here. NameRedacted:  Where? Are you in the bathroom?  Why? Am I in trouble? Friend (Practically a […]

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