From the monthly archives:

May 2011

Cannibal Farm

May 18, 2011

The other night Young Ladrinka was driving me crazy at dinner. I made delicious and artery-clogging chicken parmesian and he kept saying I don’t want to finish it! and when I asked why not? (which is the first hint that I’ve failed at this parenting thing, because what kind of answer could I possibly expect?!) […]

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This Is The Last Thing That I Need Right Now

May 16, 2011

My biopsy results came back and I have Squamous Cell Carcinoma, which sounds absolutely disgusting. (Disclosure: Affiliate link! Kidding!) The skin doctor (or,the dermatologist, for you fancy native English speakers) gave me a brochure about it, which confirmed that it is, indeed, very unglamorous. The brochure explains that it’s the second most common cancer of […]

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Let Them Eat Cake

May 15, 2011

Last week, my kids’ school had Cake Day. Everyone could participate and bake a cake at home and bring it to school to be admired and either donated or eaten afterwards. Personally, I’m more of a cake eater than a cake baker. For some reason that life skill isn’t valued as much. Unfortunately, Young Ladrinka […]

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US Weekly, Er.. I Mean, We Weekly Chat!

May 13, 2011

Ta-DA! It’s Pippa-time! Unfortunately, in Russian, Pipa is what little girls call their vagina, so, yes, there’s that hurdle to jump over. (Also, does anyone else think that she looks like Marcia from The Brady Bunch?) But without skipping a beat, and not pausing to get a virgin wax, either, let’s get to this week’s […]

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Do Good While Eating Well

May 12, 2011

If you’re like me, you are always thinking of ways that you can do more to help others, but are upset that fundraisers often come with horrific rubber chicken entrees. It’s as though there were some kind of law that if you’re doing a good deed, you must suffer gastronomically. Well, no more! Because on […]

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Older Kids In Strollers

May 11, 2011

There’s a brouhaha online. And I’m here to tell you about it. A week late, but still. First, Laura Miller started a website about big kids in strollers, Too Big For Stroller, which posts photos of children who appear to be too old. To be fair, it looks like the most boring website out there, […]

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Doctor Math

May 10, 2011

I had to see a dermatologist recently (you should probably start worrying now, don’t waste a moment thinking that I could possibly be anything but in Mortal Danger!) because I had a blemish on my nose and Papa recommended that I see his doctor and after I made an appointment, I realized that I had […]

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May 9, 2011

Did you discuss puberty in class today? HOW DID YOU KNOW? Your teacher sent an email to let the parents know. How did it go? Embarrassing. I thought you’d be mad. Why would I be mad? Because it’s like sex stuff and you don’t like potty talk at the table. First of all, your father […]

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