Topic: being a mom

I’m Learning To Play Basketball As An Adult To Inspire My Daughters

I'm Learning To Play Basketball As An Adult To Inspire My Daughters

“I’m not good at sports.” This was the email reply I sent my friend Fran this past January when she invited me to join her women’s basketball team for a league here in LA. Bless her heart, I thought to myself, for thinking I could somehow get a giant orange ball into a net. Doesn’t she know who I am? I am the girl who was never good at sports. This has been my narrative as long as I can remember, and I’ve said it for so long it’s essentially become fact, falling in line after “I have brown hair” and I am very tall.” More »

10 Mundane Things That Are Awesome After You Become A Parent

10 Mundane Things That Are Awesome After You Become A Parent

Probably my favorite thing about being a parent, besides the kids that I love so dearly, is how much parenting has lowered my expectations. Now, when I do anything that was once considered normal, it is so EXHILARATING because I hardly ever leave the house. This is not a tale of woe or mommy martyrdom; I actually appreciate how my shut-in status has made me excited about mundane, everyday crap. More »

I Used To Judge The Boring Mom At The Pool. Now I Am One

I Used To Judge The Boring Mom At The Pool. Now I Am One

If I could go back to those moms who discussed their nipples while we all watched their kids swim, I know what I’d do. Instead of sitting on a bench waiting for my swim lesson group to convene, I’d offer to carry something — a chair, an umbrella, a rolling cooler, or maybe a toddler staging a sit-down. I’d quit twirling my whistle and help. I wish I could unburden the moms I see now, but my own hands are always full.
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The PTA Is Mean Girls For Grown-Ups

The PTA Is Mean Girls For Grown-Ups

When you leave high school, you assume that you have left the petty bullshit behind- the cliques, the gossip, the jockeying for social position. You move on to your adult life thinking that from now on, everyone will be mature and kind to each other. College might have been a little cliquey but you found your way. It may have been tough to fit in at your first job after you graduated but that probably worked out just fine too. The next taste of high school-style behavior you will likely encounter is when your first child starts school. More »

Pregnant Woman Busted After Posting Shoplifted Dress Snaps On Facebook

Pregnant Woman Busted After Posting Shoplifted Dress Snaps On Facebook

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, pregnant woman goes into a store, shoplifts an ugly dress, posts the images on Facebook and gets busted after people in her hometown recognize the ugly dress and turn her in. No, you haven’t heard this one before? That’s right, because most pregnant women wouldn’t risk a police record to steal a dress that looks like Lisa Frank created it in the early 80′s. More »