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My Son Can Smell Me
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

My Son Can Smell Me

My preschooler boy is my biggest fan on Earth. I don’t think I will ever-again come across a kid who’d sacrifice his own conveniences for me, who would much rather remain uncomfortably in mannequin-still place if it meant sitting next to mommy. Jrue will squeeze into the tiniest spaces, the…

October 1, 2017
The Value of an Unlikely Partnership
Mommy↹Society

The Value of an Unlikely Partnership

I want to give it all up sometimes.   This grip, this irreversible clamp, is super-tight, cutting my circulation occasionally and making me wince and shake. I cannot move anywhere but forward through a darkness I hadn’t completely planned for, a quilted covering that I can…

September 25, 2017
YouTube is Welcomed in My Home
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

YouTube is Welcomed in My Home

Our children’s choices of modern entertainment can get a bad reputation, and rightfully so. Advancements in knowledge and technology have uncovered correlations between constant electronic stimulation and the increased likelihood of various attention disorders and aggressive behaviors in children. As our younger generations further…

September 10, 2017
Chips in Bodies
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

Chips in Bodies

I woke up thinking about whether I would implant microchips into my children after reading an article the night before regarding a group of employees in Wisconsin who have agreed to do so. Not because the kids have been naughty or missing or restless, but solely because they will be teenagers in…

July 29, 2017
Parenting Advice Vomit
Mommy↹Society

Parenting Advice Vomit

This week at work, one of the other employees admitted to me that he was going to be a father next January. Almost immediately, I emitted a high-pitched squeal of delight…and began to spew unsolicited parenting advice and need-to-knows. The disclosures were general and fast-paced:…

June 23, 2017
Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage
Mommy↹Society

Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage

Pressure can be good. A personalized, pressurized environment can provide positive motivation to perform higher or to burst through a wall of inaction or that of a time delay. Increasing bench press weights to boost strength, staying up later each night to rehearse a…

May 9, 2017
Invariant Hurdles
Kids↹Sports

Invariant Hurdles

In this life, individual lessons sit beneath strategic obstacles spiked like minefields on our racecourses. We have to hurdle over our own obstacles as we speed forward through space, careful to completely clear them, seeking them out in our peripherals, then rearviews. We collect the…

May 2, 2017
4 Ways Having a Threenager is Like a First Date
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

4 Ways Having a Threenager is Like a First Date

A “threenager” is a noun I endorse for a 3-year-old who displays the classic performance symptoms seen in teenagers: Screaming. Talking back. Smacking the lips in tantrum. Stubbornness. Resorting to immaturity. Complete befuddlement when in trouble. It’s one of those definitively stressful parenting periods. Mommy writer…

April 28, 2017
This Cell Phone of Mine
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

This Cell Phone of Mine

I cannot sugarcoat this: Cell phone attendance in my home is fervid. The hubs’ phone is usually busy keeping him connected to the company at all times. In my possession, my phone is in action retrieving visual memories and story ideas and quick links…

March 3, 2017
Moms "Mom," Dads "Dad"--That's the Breaks
Mommy↹Society

Moms “Mom,” Dads “Dad”–That’s the Breaks

Modern society tells us so many mothers are relentlessly hardworking. Many manage full-time careers, then go home to “cook, clean, and kids.” A time for self-care or miscellaneous indulgence is often completely disregarded, and she usually crawls to bed late after being “everything” to…

February 24, 2017