All posts by Julia Sonenshein
Please Discipline Your Kids So Kind-Hearted Strangers Like Me Aren’t Forced To Do It
I know that it must not always be easy to regulate children at all times, since children are...
The Pre-Teen Dating Scene: A Catalogue Of Dates I Went On With Boys And Their Moms
Dates with moms are not so different than dates without moms except there’s no chance of over the...
The Pros And Cons To Springing A Live Birth Video On A 14-Year-Old
In terms of surprising a 14-year-old with a live birth as a means of sexual education, I’ve presented...
My ER Doctor Had Clearly Never Seen A Vagina, Dropped The Speculum, And Asked For Directions
At one point I asked him if he had ever seen a vagina before, either professionally or in...
It’s All Gonna Be Okay: 5 Things I Learned From The Mommyish Community This Year
One day, I want to be a parent. As you've all no doubt deduced, I am somewhat high...
Mall Santas Helped To Refine My Creep-O-Meter As A Child
Why does our culture tolerate and encourage the photographing of our smallest countrymen sitting on the lap of a...
How To Explain Christmas To Your Jewish Children (in GIFs)
Starting the day after Thanksgiving, you can’t walk outside without being inundated with Christmas cheer at every turn....
In Defense Of The Mom From “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
Santa Claus is a dude who enters our chimneys to give us his sack full of gifts. That...
This Year, I’m Thankful For Being Childfree
Sometimes I stop and think "there could be a child inside me right now if I hadn't played...
Welcome To The Family: So Your Daughter Says She’s Engaged To Charles Manson
So, your daughter calls home and tells you that she's met the man of her dreams, and they're...
Cheatsgiving: How To Shut Down Conversations About Your Biological Clock At Thanksgiving
Every single family function has become an opportunity for someone to look me up and down and ask...
Cheatsgiving: How To Cook A Turkey In Under Two Hours