How bad can this be? I thought. I've had some pretty painful moments in life and I survived. This is gonna be fine, she's just exaggerating. I quickly learned she wasn't.
Armed with the skills and confidence, I found nursing more natural (and fun) the second time around. Did I ever get to rockstar "second freezer" status? No. But I sure worked hard at it. Do I regret anything? No way. Each baby was different, each experience beautiful.
President Obama is about to go to Myanmar for the second time in two years - #BIGDEAL alert! - but, after a recent visit to Myanmar's brand spanking new capital, Nay Pyi Taw, I was wondering: Will anyone actually be there to greet him when he gets there?
My dog JJ was obsessed with trying to find the crying doggy in the video. He tried to make the pup feel better by licking my keyboard. Sweet JJ, and sweet video doggy. I hope for her sake and the pup's, this mom never has to go back to Afghanistan again.
I don't have a problem. I can quit if I want to. These shoes are like friends. And who the hell asked you?
I never imagined Meryl Streep would help me with my parenting skills. Makeup and acting tips, maybe. But her lesson is being practiced in my house now.
We are proposing a new meme idea this year for those of us with less than perfect attitudes. We'll call it #29DaysOfComplaining (Even we can manage being thankful on Thanksgiving). It will take the pressure off those of us who find it difficult to craft 30 idyllic FB statuses.
Tom Slaughter passed away on October 25th. He was a gifted artist, whose work was immediate, fun, simple, and unmistakably his own. Tom lived his life "in the brilliant light of imagined skies, where the time is always high noon or midnight."
Cartoonist Jim Davis is the man behind lasagne-loving, Monday-hating Garfield the cat, who lives with his long-suffering owner, Jon, and fellow pet and perennial crossword puzzle clue, Odie the dog.
As the years have gone by, I have noticed something, as I'm sure you have as well -- scary costumes have been replaced.
I'm pretty sure ever since I came out of the womb I've wanted a puppy. My first words were even "pup pup"! OK fine, maybe it was "papa" but they sound really fucking similar.
The holidays tend to bring out the best and worst in people, especially parents. Insecurities bubble to the surface as we try to outdo each other and even ourselves.
Vanilla Ice is back a the Great Grove Bed Race this year. I'm sure you remember him as the star of the 2011 race. He not only was Grand Marshal, but he hung around for the whole day and he took over as announcer, calling each race. It was one of the best times.
I got a notification this weekend that a 13-year-old is following me on Twitter. I'm honored, but also a little surprised. My first thought was: "Isn't 13 like 6th grade? What does one even do in 6th grade that they want the Internet to know about?"
My love and devotion to candy corn runs long and deep, so it's always so confusing to me when I see it high on those "worst candies to get on Halloween" lists.
Your email writing, sending and ignoring skills are just as important as your nodding skills, and even more important than your copying and pasting skills. Here are 15 email tricks that will make you appear smart, passionate, dedicated and most of all, smart.