I wanted to weep for her. More
Author Archives: Hayley Krischer
I was fine‚ÄĒreally, God dammit all we did was lose power temporarily‚ÄĒbut by mid-week my ‚Äúfine‚ÄĚ turned into ‚ÄúWhat the fuck?!‚ÄĚ So the kids learned a new word through all of this. More
I have dreams that my kid will be the next George Lucas or a spectacular Lego designer. That I‚Äôll visit him at Skywalker Ranch where only people with wide ranging Star Wars vocabulary (Do you know what a Rancor is?) have a special key. Or maybe he‚Äôll land in a creative position at some major gaming company. More
I‚Äôve recently discovered that the feminist mantras I‚Äôve been teaching my son are becoming slowly undone. All the years of warning him not to underestimate princesses because they might surprise you with a blaster gun like Princess Leia, as well as all those nights singing Annie Oakley‚Äôs theme ‚ÄúAnything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,‚ÄĚ have lately felt like they‚Äôve been taught in vain. More
I was never against the drugs. Drugs, I thought, were for other people. For people who could tolerate long needles shoved up their spinal cords. For people who didn‚Äôt mind being confined to a bed. I didn‚Äôt have something to prove when I opted for a natural birth‚ÄĒI was just deeply afraid of doctor intervention. Now, I know this makes little sense when comparing the level of pain one endures during the dreaded ring of fire‚ÄĒthe agonizing sensation that occurs when your baby stretches your vagina to its capacity‚ÄĒbut there is a difference between the fear of the unknown and the fear of needles.
I opted for the unknown. More
I had never been good at first days of anything. I was the kind of kid who waded around a circle of kids, a lot like you do before immersing yourself in a cold pool. But my son, at five … More
My 3-year-old daughter has reached the age of wanting to dabble in beauty products, which means most of the time she just wants to smear red lipstick all over her face like Diane Ladd in Wild At Heart. But when she‚Äôs not demolishing my lipstick, she‚Äôs become fascinated in the meaning of makeup. As in, Why does Mommy wear makeup? What is makeup for? And most importantly, Can I wear makeup too, please?
I fumbled with her line of questioning, mostly because I‚Äôm not a daily makeup wearer. I only started wearing makeup more regularly in the past few years since turning 41, when my anxiety-provoking, unchartered vanity issues have turned into daily battles. More
With new reports out of Sweden showing that bullying has long-term effects on a person‚Äôs health ‚ÄĒ girls are in an even higher-risk category than boys ‚ÄĒ it makes sense that a former Australian judge‚Äôs finger-wagging recommendation to hold parents accountable might be the next step in anti-bullying measures. More