February 22, 2006
There is power in numbers, which is why I found this piece of information baffling: Even though unmarried individuals will make up a majority of U.S. households in 2008, unmarried women are less likely to vote than their wed counterparts, according to a survey released by the activist group Women’s Voices. Women Vote.. To their […] Continue reading

February 22, 2006
I love taking photos of my babes.  I’ve got sleeping shots, potty shots, eating, spit up, playing, laughing, triking shots.  Some of my favorite are the unintended “arty” shots or particularly telling shots, like this one: Which shows my twins the day my daughter came home from the hospital (they were both in the NICU […] Continue reading

February 21, 2006
I was so excited to see this MotherTalkers site.  Many many years ago, before the internet, 21 years to be exact, I was a stay-at-home mom in Phoenix, Arizona. I felt old to be a mother at 30. I was away from my family, and my professional friends without children could not really relate. So […] Continue reading

February 21, 2006
Yesterday the SFChronicle had an expose of parents who are seriously gaming the federal Special Education laws of the 1970s which gaurantee a “free and appropriate public education” for anyone with disabilities, from birth to age 22. The word “appropriate” is an interpretive soft spot big enough to drive a deluxe edition Hummer through. Which […] Continue reading

February 21, 2006
I don’t know if I’m the only one with an infant here, but since Erika was talking about having another, I thought I’d put this out there.   With my first born, I got an hand-me down Infantino 6 in 1 baby carrier that just blew.  It was torture putting out chunky baby in there […] Continue reading

February 21, 2006
No matter how often doctors and loved ones tell you it’s not your fault, the woman who miscarries is always looking for explanations for what went wrong in a pregnancy. I, myself, have had two miscarriages. And while doctors told me they were most likely caused by chromosomal defects in the fetus, the most common […] Continue reading

February 21, 2006
Ok, ok. I officially apologize. I really do HATE that song, but I couldn’t think of a better way to describe what I was up to this past weekend. As some of you are aware, I’m a 36-year-old, single mother of two. Just like every other woman, I have body issues. My breasts aren’t as […] Continue reading

February 21, 2006
I never envisioned myself as a mother. As a child, I had zero interest in dolls. I prefered to read or watch TV, and when well-meaning relatives gave me Barbies, I ended up giving them punk-rock hairdos or throwing them in the air as high as I could. I distinctly recall one ending up in […] Continue reading

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