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Christine Skoutelas
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Christine Skoutelas is a half-assed blogger who uses writing for procrastination and stress-relieving purposes. She blogs under the pen name, A Morning Grouch, which downplays the fact that she is more than capable of being generally grouchy throughout the entire day. She believes most of what ails her can be cured with a good laugh (or cry), a long run, and a hearty glass of red wine. You can read more of her half-assery at

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10 Things Pregnant Women Do Not Want to Hear Coming Out of Your Mouth

(95) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 1:01 PM

It is highly likely that you will soon encounter a pregnant woman either in person -- at work, at home, at the gym -- or through one of your social networks: your Facebook feed, Twitter stream, or what have you. Pregnant women are basically everywhere, both in reality and digitally,...

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Sorry, Freunde: Warum wir wegen unserer Kinder nichts mehr mit euch zu tun haben

(23) Comments | Posted May 17, 2014 | 8:20 AM

Bevor ich selbst Mutter wurde, hatte ich ein paar ziemlich enge Freunde, die ich nach der Geburt ihrer ersten Kinder nie wirklich wiedersah. Ich versuchte es immer mal wieder mit Anrufen und schlug immer wieder die Dinge vor, die wir schon immer gemeinsam gemacht hatten - also beispielsweise einen gemeinsamen...

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Pourquoi en devenant parents, on ne veut plus passer de temps avec vous (mais pas pour les raisons que vous croyez)

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 10:18 AM

Avant la naissance de mes enfants, certains amis proches ont commencé à avoir une famille, et après la naissance de leurs enfants, je ne les ai plus vraiment revus. J'ai essayé de les appeler de temps en temps pour un café, comme avant. Mais l'offre était régulièrement rejetée, et après...

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Once We Become Parents We Don't Want to Hang Out With You Anymore (But Not for the Reasons You Think)

(392) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 10:21 AM

Before I became a parent, I had a few relatively close friends who began starting families, and after the birth of their little ones, I never really saw them again. I tried calling periodically, and would offer up the same sort of date idea we used to do together, typically...

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