A Stupid Hill to Die On–today’s Featured Scary Mommy post

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Today I have the hono(u)r of being the featured post at Scary Mommy, a parenting community for those of us that don’t always take parenting so…er….seriously.  Jill Smokler, the creator, has done more than just create a blog for those “Please tell me I’m not alone” parenting moments, but has founded a whole community.  A little anti-utopia for those that realize that being good enough, sometimes, is far more realistic that the extreme sport that parenting has become.

A Stupid Hill to Die On, my piece, is about the wisdom behind picking your battles, acknowledging there’s a good chance that somewhere down the line you’re going to realize it wasn’t the best battle to pick.  A stupid hill to die on.  In this particular case, it’s about my loathing of sweat pants in the classroom….

So go and check it out.  It’s a great source for parents, especially for those moments when it’s important to realize you’re not alone out there….



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  1. “As ye reap, so shall ye sew”. Ok, I might have got that a little wrong. But Robert Smith hair? No way does sweat pants touch that. The Karma Police are going to make sure you make amends for that, I can assure you. Kudos for the Siouxsie reference, nonetheless. And congratulations on the recognition of your superior wordsmithing abilities. Well done! 🙂


    1. Thank you! Nice Radio Head reference–alternatively, Karma Chameleon Police (2 for the price of 1??). My husband and I always say our children will revolt by joining the Young Republicans Club and wearing navy blazers. I draw the line at re-sewing on little gold buttons, however. And thank you–if I ever have business cards printed, I’m going with Supreme Wordsmith. It has a nice ring to it.


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