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Mr. G, Ketubahs, Sarongs and Flight Time

If you aren’t a Jew you might be unfamiliar with a Ketubah. The Ketubah is the marriage contract. It outlines the husband’s duties to his wife and then asks that the wife be a good wife because apparently it is much simpler to be a good wife than a good husband. In this way […]

Listen To This Mother: Transgender Issues

There are a couple of transgender kids in the neighborhood. There are complications when it comes to changing for PE, swimming at camp and as puberty approaches the parents will need to make decisions about possible medical interventions.

I don’t have to make these decisions so I cannot possibly imagine what it would be like to […]

ecoATM – Cash for Mobile Devices (Which I May or May Not Hoard)

There might be a Palm Pilot in my nightstand drawer right now. There was definitely an iPhone 4 (not even a 4s) on my dresser up until last week. It didn’t do much of anything and hadn’t been moved except for dusting for years. So because I do everything for you guys (and because ecoATM asked […]

How to Read an Email from Similac

Today I sent an email to a man named Lance and started with the following:
I hope you never have children
And then I went on to scold him for his predatory behavior. I didn’t mention the fact he called me a few minutes before 7am or that a woman from his office called me shortly after […]

Does Your Kid Know What a Flash Button is?

My kids love to stay home alone. This is in part because they don’t want to go places with me like grocery and drug stores but also in part because they enjoy the independence and the quiet. I understand and respect this so I allow them their freedom with just a few rules in […] For Expecting and New(ish) Moms

Every year my friend Rachel does this 30 day no shop challenge in January. The thinking is that in December we’ve all bought enough items to top off a dozen landfills and at some point we all have to look at the amount of things we’re buying and put the brakes on. Because of […]