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The Motherhood Matrix
From the Heart / If It Weren't For Those Pesky Kids! / Musings, Rants, and Everything In Between

The Motherhood Matrix

Mothers of the world, we’ve been duped. We’ve been bamboozled. Lied to. Shafted. We have had the wool well and truly pulled over our eyes. Riddle me this: Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew..oh wait, that’s the Candyman. The Candyman can. How about this: Who can earn a paycheck, bake delicious cakes for sixty-two … Continue reading

Tit for Tat
Wit and Whimsy

Tit for Tat

My husband has a conspiracy theory about sex. It involves small groups of women meeting in secret, possibly with capes–maybe cauldrons and eyes of newt–to concoct new and exciting ways to avoid sex. It’s simply not true. Cauldrons are far too difficult to find these days. Married women with kids get a pretty bad rap … Continue reading

You are the Architect of Your Dreams (But Your Mother Dusted Them)
From the Heart / If It Weren't For Those Pesky Kids! / Wit and Whimsy

You are the Architect of Your Dreams (But Your Mother Dusted Them)

If you need a reason to call your mother on Mother’s Day this year, consider this one: You may be the architect of your dreams, but it was your mother who dusted them. I don’t mean the magic, fairy kind of dust that Tinkerbell sprinkles about. I mean she dusted them with synthetic ostrich plumes … Continue reading

Growing Up is Hard to Do
From the Heart / If It Weren't For Those Pesky Kids! / Misty, water color memories

Growing Up is Hard to Do

Remember when you were young and the clock seemed to snail walk around the hours of a school day? How about the way time seemed to stretch and elongate when you were waiting for a birthday or Christmas morning to come around? Do you remember the explosive breath of freedom upon stepping out into the first rays … Continue reading

What I Learned About Marriage While My Husband Watched Master Chef
From the Heart / Misty, water color memories / Wit and Whimsy

What I Learned About Marriage While My Husband Watched Master Chef

Marriage: that strange social construct which demands we love only one person for however long it takes to reach happily ever after. It goes against nature, it goes against biology. It’s downright anti-Darwinian. The idea of finding one mate who you can grow old with, have sex with, eat 10,000 dinners across the table from–it’s … Continue reading