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Together Through Mud

Together Through Mud

Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 12:04:34 in Impact

“This is where our family started healing. Cold, freezing really, covered in mud and surrounded by love. Cold beer, hot music, farm family fun. Thanks for a great post, and thanks to Daniel Barden Mudfest for the best day ever. Can't wait for this year! http://www.bardenmudfest.org/
Dropping Your Child Off at College

Dropping Your Child Off at College

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 13:47:01 in Fifty

“Tissues are key. I wrote/read about this for Listen To Your Mother NYC 2012, about my first kid going. Now sending my 2nd, and doesn't get any easier, I just get better at hiding my sadness for her leaving, and showing gladness for her excitement.”

hp blogger Linda Wolff on Aug 20, 2013 at 19:44:43

“Yes, I know a lot about hiding the sadness. Our youngest goes back for her sophomore year this weekend and I honestly try not to think about it.”
Love Is An Idiom

Love Is An Idiom

Commented Oct 13, 2011 at 14:46:03 in Divorce

“read on the eve of my 2something wedding anniversary. Makes my heart hurt.”
Twitter's Rising Appeal Among Parents

Twitter's Rising Appeal Among Parents

Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 11:58:06 in Fifty

“It's all relative (pun CLEARLY intended!); my parents on twitter is my own worst nightmare; however my teens think their parents on twitter is a nightmare yet I see no problem with those parents! http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
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Menopause: Not Just For Moms Anymore!

Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 12:33:41 in Parents

“I hear ya. Teens in puberty, I'm in menopause, and i've got a 11 year old with deer in the headlights look who's afraid to walk in the house most days! http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
Why Rent When You Can Nest?

Why Rent When You Can Nest?

Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 08:39:52 in Fifty

“No way. No how. Not gonna happen unless medical catastrophe. Pile into a dump in Jamaica like we did, waitress nights and stop waiting for your dream job. Pay your bills and grow the $*#() up. That is all. http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
Waiting for My Teen to Become a Monster

Waiting for My Teen to Become a Monster

Commented Aug 21, 2011 at 11:14:17 in Parents

“Ahhhh, I hear you. And as a mom of 3 teen girls (19,16,14) who are awesome in their own miserable teenage hormonal selves, I know you want to believe it is true, but brace yourself: rough seas ahead. http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
Dollywood Bans Visitor's Gay-Friendly T-Shirt

Dollywood Bans Visitor's Gay-Friendly T-Shirt

Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 17:30:04 in Impact

“Aw Dolly, how could you bit the hand that feeds you?
http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
Secrets of the Multitasking Mom

Secrets of the Multitasking Mom

Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 17:28:39 in Women

“How you didn't clobber that love of your life when he gently said, "I'm sure there's a way to fit in the cleaning too..." escapes me. Working from home is hard at any time, and near impossible with kids. First thing I did when income became pseudo steady, was hire a housecleaning service 2x month. The rest of the time, it's either all chip in or nothing. There is not enough time in the day, nor should the entire responsibility be yours!
http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
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A Graduation (or One Mom's Inability to Slow Down Time)

Commented May 26, 2011 at 09:10:20 in College

“I hear you Mom... my oldest graduated last year. I was never the mom to cry at kindergarten, or the normal milestones, but once my kid hit highschool...and I realized it was all over so fast... the tears started flowing. Can't help but be so excited for them as they start their lives, but so sad for us, who didn't know it would be over so fast. http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
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When We Ban Kids from School, the Damage Goes far Beyond Academics

Commented May 23, 2011 at 11:33:33 in Education

“Thank you for this post. I'm battling uphill battle with zero tolerance in our school, and your post pushed me to go public. Appreciate your efforts and treating kids like kids, and realizing not all punishments fit all crimes and there is a huge area of gray when dealing with, especially, teenagers.”
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How Important Are Your Kid's SATs, Really?

Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 16:36:43 in Healthy Living

“Bravo dad. You done good.
Sent my oldest to college last year, and you are correct: she is on to a great adventure, while we parent stand watching them leave. That's when it gets hard. Really hard.
wrote about dropping mine off here: http://tinyurl.com/3h84cuz
Get Rid of the Lazy Teachers and Lower My Taxes!

Get Rid of the Lazy Teachers and Lower My Taxes!

Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 16:01:28 in Education

“Change with come from the top: policy and lawmakers are holding us parents, teachers, administrators and ultimately, students hostage. And ain't nobody lurnin' nothin'.”
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Starbucks and Makeup: The Daily Ritual of the At-Home Worker

Commented Mar 23, 2011 at 16:47:25 in Healthy Living

“I work from home until about 3:20, then begin the kid thing: sports, homework, shuttle, MD appts, games, etc. The flexibility allows to work at home lets me earn some dough, further my career, and still mom my kids. All colleagues respect my work space and hours, but family and friends do not. They assume I'm home, and can always "work later." Doesn't happen like that. Ever.

And when I have an off-site meeting, friends/family equate that with "real work" as opposed to the faking it I do all day long. Getting a little tired of it frankly!

http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
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Drop the Rope

Commented Mar 23, 2011 at 11:42:02 in Healthy Living

“Sage advice for all parents, not just ADHD parents. Especially parents of teens: stop reacting and start listening and your communication will skyrocket.
http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
What Writing Teaches Us About Parenting

What Writing Teaches Us About Parenting

Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 12:32:34 in Healthy Living

“As your children grow, you realize there's no rewrites. The copy is perpetually being edited and revised, and can always be made better. As teenagers emerge, the ability to be a cautious and selective editor, to work with the words they give you, is priceless. Oftentimes painful, but the final draft well worth the effort!
http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
Breaking Up with Friends Online... And in Real Life

Breaking Up with Friends Online... And in Real Life

Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 14:24:16 in Healthy Living

“Wrote a Dear Jane letter to a friend after a decade ago and cut her off. Miss her and her laughter every day, but don't regret it for a moment. Maintaining the relationship was exhausting and not worth the energy and heartache put forth; cutting her out helped me nurture friendships that really matter.
http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
Mom Confession: I Have A Favorite Child

Mom Confession: I Have A Favorite Child

Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 13:11:27 in Healthy Living

“Don't be surprised when those kids grow up to have a favorite parent, and hate their siblings and not know why.”

TheBlondeRaven on Mar 18, 2011 at 01:07:14

“I'll be surprised if the following scenario doesn't take place.”
Why Love Means Never Having to Say, 'Yes But...'

Why Love Means Never Having to Say, 'Yes But...'

Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 13:10:02 in Healthy Living

“More than once I have told my husband, and one of the three teenage girls who call me mom, that if they add the "but" to the explanation/apology, I may have to stab them with a fork. And I mean it!
http://www.returntoworkmom.com/

jf12 on Mar 16, 2011 at 16:20:51

“So, you not only expect to dictate explanations and apologies, but also the manner in which they are delivered?”
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Road Trip Survival for Dads

Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 09:57:58 in Healthy Living

“Doesn't get easier as they get older! Thought we were home free when they could buckle themselves: little did we know what the tween and teen years lay in store: all the cleats, balls, gloves, backpacks ,ipods,cellphones, chargers.... even with our parenting mantra: CARRY YOUR OWN STUFF, the stuff is endless. Enjoy the time when you can choose what to bring! Good times lay ahead!
http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
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Shopping for My Mom: How Fashion Fails Real Women

Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 12:34:37 in Style

“Great post; not just about plus sized women, but older women in general. Gone are the days of Housedresses and mumus -- the Baby Boomers+ want to look good and polished damnit, and not elderly. Think Helen Mirren and Judy Dench would be caught looking daudy? I think not!”
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A Parent's Problem with United Airlines (And It's Not the Baggage Fees)

Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 12:18:03 in Healthy Living

“Protest away! I am impressed however, you cracked the barrier and United actually wrote/contacted you in return. That is impressive and I'm sure, with pressure and power of social media, you Good Dad, are about to shake some trees and changes protocol. Very impressive!”
Million-Dollar Mommy Blogging: Reinforcing the Feminine Mystique?

Million-Dollar Mommy Blogging: Reinforcing the Feminine Mystique?

Commented Mar 1, 2011 at 09:31:08 in Healthy Living

“Many manufacturers seem to use women (mom bloggers) to do the heavy lifting for them. Sell to your friends... With power comes responsibility, and the powerful bloggers selling out does women no favors. Dooce wields power, success and responsibility. I myself am a mom, and write a blog, and promote nothing -- except myself. The sheer use of the social media has landed me many job opportunitites, from which I can still do the other invisible job - mom.
ps. sure wish we'd use our collective voices politically rather than aid consumers to stop the attack on women services going on in DC these days. Where's the outrage?”

maveet on Mar 1, 2011 at 16:42:18

“This seems to be the current incarnation of multi-level sales. Instead of tupperware parties, nurturing blogs-for-profit, the real profiteers again the advertisers.

And, indeed, WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE??? F&F”
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The Silver Trumpet of Freedom

Commented Feb 25, 2011 at 12:24:54 in Healthy Living

“What a remarkable boy who will no doubt grow to be a remarkable man, thx much to the strength of his community and family. Kudos to Oberlin, and may they continue to fuel his much deserved success.”
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I Am the Most Important Person in My Son's Education

Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 21:15:27 in Education

“What a lucky little boy to have you for a dad.
http://www.returntoworkmom.com/
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