Monthly Archives: September 2012

Emotional Garbage Truck

Okay, so here’s what last week’s crazy parenting moment reminded me of: I was writing a novel while I worked (at my fancypants corporate job I was required to look busy but there was often no work to be done) and one day found myself in an all-out war with a secretary over the office […]

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Take a chill pill

I sat down to my laptop intending to write about my stressful morning – perhaps you can relate – but when I tried to come up with a title that was properly blog-positive for what was basically going to be a rant about other parents, I found myself stuck. I discarded words like hate, frustration, […]

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Actually helpful writing sites

I keep wanting to write a post about actually helpful writing sites because it’s rare to find a parent who has the time between marketing him/herself, social networking, earning a living, and actually (ahem) getting some creative writing done, to browse random writing websites in search of helpful places to bookmark. So back in June, […]

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Just in time for Grandparents’ Day

A lot—maybe too much—has been written and philosophized about the effect of our parents on our lives. But what about their parents, Dr. Freud? Once upon a time, Oma and Poppy, Gramps and Gramma were the loving/hateful monsters that our own parents would have discussed to pieces with a therapist—so why don’t we ever stop […]

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