Crying Kids and Toilet Baths.

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This post was inspired by the novel Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke who captures frustrating yet hilarious parenting moments through perfectly captioned photos of unhappy kids. Join From Left to Write on April 15 we discuss Reasons My Kid Is Crying. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.   As a mother I've found that there are a lot of times my kids … [Read More...]

Life’s Little Surprises.

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This post was inspired by the novel  The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson. At the age of 44, Rosie finds herself suddenly single and pregnant. She tries to hide in her grandmother’s home, but meets two men that will change her life forever. Join From Left to Write on April 8 we discuss The Opposite of Maybe. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes. I'm not sure about … [Read More...]

Thirsty Thursday & Mommy’s Drunk on Pinterest.

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Despite what the title of this post might imply, I'm actually not a big drinker, especially on Thursday's. If I do drink it's typically more on the weekend. I have this thing about being in control of my life and emotions at all times- and drinking sometimes leads to the opposite of those two things, plus stealing street signs which I've been known to do when intoxicated (long story)- but, I do … [Read More...]

A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen-and other Ridiculousness.

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From a very young age, I was fiercely independent, and undoubtedly always trying to redefine what being a girl meant. I wasn't necessarily a tomboy, but I didn't really enjoy the frilly pink things either. I spent my childhood playing with Matchbox cars a lot, and Barbies were a means to hair cutting experimentation instead of creative role play. I loved riding my Dusty Rose Bicycle, it hauled-ass … [Read More...]

No Room for the Disingenuous.

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This post was inspired by the novel The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson. Allie thought she had the perfect husband, until she finds him and another woman in a compromising position in their own apartment. Join From Left to Write on April we discuss The Idea of Him. Join us for a live chat with Holly on April 3.  As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.    When you … [Read More...]