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Karen Mangiacotti
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Karen Mangiacotti is a happily married mom of seven living in New England. She didn't always live the glamorous life of transporting her kids form one place to another. She used to be a writer and comedian, but not one toddler at story time is impressed by this. She has been a single mom, a step-mom, a homeschooling mom, a co-housing mom, and now a blogging mom who writes about life in the Mangiacotti house, which is a little out there, but always an adventure. She is edited by her fabulous husband who is clearly unable to keep his editorial commentary to himself. She also works under the careful watch of her many precocious and outspoken children. It is a miracle anything gets done at all.

Entries by Karen Mangiacotti

My 5-Year-Old Wants to Be a Single Mother

(52) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 11:45 AM

My 5-year-old daughter and I were discussing weddings and dance parties. I was feeling good about my open-minded parenting skills when I turned to her and said: "Well, if you choose to get married some day, you can have a disco ball at your wedding, too."

I am careful never...

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Vamos parar de nos incomodar com mulheres que não querem filhos

(7) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 2:06 PM

Acho que todos concordamos que as mulheres estão sujeitas a uma vigilância ferrenha. Enorme.

Estamos quase sempre muito gordas --a menos passemos do outro lado e nos tornemos "repugnantemente magras" ou "magrelas demais".

Temos que nos comportar, e escutamos essas ordens a todo o momento:


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아이를 원하지 않는 여자를 내버려두라!

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 2:17 PM

내가 생각하기에 요즘 여자들은 사회의 관심을 많이 받는다. 그것도 아주 많이.


몸매에 대한 지적은 극단적이다. "너무 뚱뚱"하거나, 아니면 그 반대로 "역겨울 정도로 말랐"거나 또는 "날씬한 년"이라는 말들.


"똑바로 앉아!"


"너무 시끄러워!"

"너무 자기 주장이 세!"

"여자처럼 행동해!"

잠깐! 마지막 네...

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Lasst uns aufhören, Frauen fertig zu machen, weil sie keine Kinder wollen

(9) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 10:53 AM

Ich denke, wir sind uns alle einig, dass auf Frauen viele prüfende Blicke geworfen werden. Sehr viele.


Wir sind beinahe immer zu dick - außer wir schlagen ins Gegenteil um und werden „ekelhaft dünn" oder eine „dürre Schlampe".

Es wird von uns...

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Let's Stop Giving Shit To Women Who Don't Want Kids

(258) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 7:32 AM

I think we can all agree that women are under a lot of scrutiny. A lot.


We are almost always too fat -- unless we cross over and become "disgustingly thin" or a "skinny bitch."

We are expected to behave, and we...

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La Kardashian spacca Internet

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 8:37 AM

Quando J.Law e compagnia hanno visto le proprie foto, nude e private, piratate e diffuse su internet, appena qualche mese fa, la rabbia s'è fatta subito sentire. Non tanto nei confronti dei criminali che hanno hackerato gli account di queste donne, violandone i diritti fondamentali -- quello è...

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¿Por qué tanta indignación con la portada de Kim Kardashian?

(20) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 12:37 AM

Cuando, hace unos meses, robaron y filtraron por Internet las fotos de los desnudos de Jennifer Lawrence y compañía, se produjo un enfado colectivo. No tanto hacia los delincuentes que hackearon las cuentas de estas mujeres, violando sus derechos básicos (que es el tipo de indignación...

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On Breaking the Internet

(533) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 5:33 PM

When J.Law and company had their private, nude photos hacked and leaked onto the Internet a few months ago, there was some serious anger. Not so much anger at the criminals who hacked into these women's accounts, violating their basic rights -- that's actually the kind of anger...

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All or Nothing

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 2:38 PM

Here is the thing about me (and I bet it is about you as well): In the area of taking care of and loving myself, I am an all-or-nothing kind of girl.

If I start my day off eating sugary cereal "because...
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Back Off, Dress Codes. This is Not Your Call.

(14) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 5:19 PM

Ok, I am pissed. The dress code thing has always been an issue for me, but we are at code-f**king-orange here, people.

That's right, girls are getting hazed and shamed. They are being kicked out of proms and are called skanks by those in authority...

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Pumpkin Parenting

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 2:15 PM

Last November I tossed rotting jack-o'-lanterns into an unused garden bed and hoped for the best. I occasionally watered it, I occasionally put some compost in there with it, but I mostly left it alone.

This summer I was happy to see huge leaves emerging from the garden bed, and...

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The Right Answer I Almost Didn't Give My Daughter

(26) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:17 PM

I was brushing my teeth in my bathroom as Gia Luna (5) watched me from the edge of the tub.

Gia Luna: "Mommy, when I grow up will I be as beautiful as you are?"

I choked on my toothpaste.

I saw her sweet little reflection in the mirror, her...

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Ich trage einen Bikini, weil ... Ihr könnt mich mal!

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2014 | 9:50 AM

Hier sind 6 Gründe, weshalb ich - eine 43-jährige Frau mit Übergröße, Riesenschenkeln und vier Kindern - mich vollkommen berechtigt dazu sehe, einen Bikini zu tragen.


1. Es ist mir scheiß egal.

Ehrlich gesagt bin ich nicht dafür da, damit Sie etwas Schönes zum...

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Uso biquíni porque... Quero que você se dane

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 9:57 AM

Veja as seis razões principais pelas quais eu, mulher de 43 anos, tamanho 42, mãe de quatro filhos e dona de coxas enormes, me sinto totalmente justificada em arrasar de biquíni.


1. Não estou nem aí.

Eu não vivo para dar prazer de espectador...

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I Wear a Bikini Because... F*ck You

(47) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 10:53 AM

Here are the top six reasons why I, as a 43-year-old, size 12, mother of four, woman with thunder thighs, feel totally justified in rocking a two-piece.


1. I don't give a sh*t.
I actually do not exist for your viewing pleasure, and...

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The 'Facebook' Town Square

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 11:51 AM

2013-11-25-Shameless.pngThere is a problem.

Technology, as it so often does, has moved faster than our collective enlightened maturity. Now we have the ability to create a visual message that is widely available from our homes with a...

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Mitt Romney on Working Mothers

(12) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 2:21 PM

(Stay-at-Home Working Mothers, part II)

OK, I can't believe I am even doing this, but I think I am about to defend a Republican.

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Stay-at-home Working Mothers

(12) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 10:53 AM


Oh no she DI'INT!

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The Penis Mom

(867) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 2:54 PM

When I was little I wanted to be a lot of things: Johnny Carson's replacement; A Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader so good I was the only one on the team; an artist with my own wing at the Boston Museum of Fine Art -- you know, normal stuff. I wanted to...

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A Little Neglect Goes a Long Way

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2011 | 1:15 PM

I have a lot of kids. That is, a lot by most people's standards -- not by long skirt wearing, science averse, Duggar...

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