From the category archives:

Fun with mama and papa

Everyone Is A Critic (and a Sponsored Video)

May 22, 2012

Marinka gets dressed for a fun and productive day. Young Ladrinka, 10, looks at Marinka and says, “Hey, you look like Minnie Mouse!” Later, after Marinka takes Young Ladrinka to school where he will hopefully learn about the perils of comparing his mother’s outfit to that of a rodent, Marinka will tell her Mama about […]

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The Black Dress

May 7, 2012

I am just back from attending the Mom 2.0 Summit in Miami and I am filled with ideas and inspiration and margaritas. One of the many wonderful things that happened was that Laura Mayes, the Mom 2.0 superhero invited me to participate in a reading about black clothes. It was a perfect fit for me, […]

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Nipple Confusion

April 26, 2012

When I was a freshman in college, one of the women on my floor (she was the same age as I was, but I went to an all women’s college and as budding feminists we referred to ourselves as women on good days, or wymyn on less good days) told me that she detested the […]

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Contact Sports

April 17, 2012

You may know this, but I have  recently become a baseball superfan.  I am a superfan because my son is a superfan and I refuse to be a regular type of fan.  I even went to a game with him.  And I watch him play.  Because, as previously explained, I am superfan. And one of […]

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Nicki is a Crack Whore

April 9, 2012

I’m sorry to give everything away in the title, but I am in a tender (is the night) state and can’t beat around (the burning) bush. Nicki, my beloved furbaby cat is addicted to catnip. (Incidentally, contrary to what you may think, catnip are not cat nipples. That’s probably a good thing, because having a […]

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Quoting Stalin

April 4, 2012

Last week I was talking to Mama about something and then out of the blue, in order to make her point, she quoted Stalin. “Are you seriously quoting Stalin?” I asked her. “I am,” Mama said. And then she explained that it was because on this particular issue he had a point, not that she […]

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March 29, 2012

I have bad teeth. Terrible. It feels like a character flaw, like laziness or disruptive jealousy rather than a genetic mishap– a short limb or freckles. Freckles which I also have, incidentally. In contemporary America, where perfect teeth are a birthright, teeth whitening is practically constitutionally protected, having problem teeth is just this side of […]

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March 12, 2012

Here is a conversation that I had with Mama about the high school that we are considering for our daughter for next year. Mama: It sounds good school, except I read they have gangs. Marinka: Well not anymore. That was like in the 70s. Everyone had gangs back then. Mama: Where did gang go? Marinka: […]

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