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Crossposts

Grief and Motherhood in The Babadook

Snap Synopsis: A widowed mom tries to hold it together when she realizes her son’s night terrors might be real. Trigger Warning: The dog dies.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Will Not Break the Internet

Butts, y’all. And also some real news. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Music

Fat Shaming and Misogyny in the Opera World

On Sunday, prolific and well-known reviewer and critic for the Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, released an article on Glyndebourne’s production of Rosenkavalier, and oh, is it a train wreck rife with body shaming and misogyny.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

I swear there’s a cat gif at the end of this.

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Parenting

Until You’re Empty

The doctors warned me that a C-section might be required if my baby’s heart rate continued to decline, but I could push if I wanted. I didn’t want to chance it. He needed to get out as soon as possible. My body had done a great job to this point, but it was time for […]

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Life

Living With Chronic Pain

Every night before I go to sleep, I lay in my bed and pray. The first thing I pray for is my son; that he will have a good sleep, a good day, and that he’ll be happy, healthy, and safe.

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Pop Culture

Listen to Your Mother: Listen to Yourself

Approximately twenty years ago, I was a theatre minor in college.

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Books

Book Review: The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with Tracy Engelbrecht’s memoir, The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No. Being a childless woman in her mid-twenties, I wasn’t sure how I would relate to a book about Engelbrecht, who found out she was going to be a mom when she was fourteen. I figured it would just […]

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Op Ed

Friday Discussion Link: Janine is a S*!%&y Friend

Put on your hip waders, ladies, it’s about to get deep in here. 

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Parenting

The Home Maker

We live in a society that dictates our life’s path with labels. Labels are like human sound bites, a niche to quickly categorize one’s purpose in life. I have worn several labels: daughter, sister, student, lawyer, wife. So when it came time to adopt a new label for my adventures in motherhood, I wanted to […]

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Life

Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: The Cost of NOT Staying at Home

In honor of last weekend’s holiday (DID YOU CALL YOUR MOTHER?), Dr. Laura decided to pile the guilt and shame on mothers who work. Happy holiday! As it is a blog post and not a question/answer, I have excerpted it below.

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News

News Appetizers: Girl You Know It’s True

Chillens and chillahs, pups and pupkins, welcome back to the mid-week news recap! Join us as we dive into the ether of the masses and attempt to swim amongst the rhetoric and the politics that make most people’s heads spin.

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Life

Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Get Back into the Kitchen, Wench

Oh, Dr. Laura. Even though you haven’t updated your YouTube site recently, a browse through your archives shows me that I will never run out of material to go up against. This week: How could I resist something called “Home Should Represent True Fulfillment for Women“? Since this is a blog post, I’m going to look […]

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Parenting

Stargazing

I have never been a New Year’s resolution kind of person. First, why should I put myself under pressure before the year has really started and second, for me, most resolutions seem trivial shortly after they’re made. This year, within a few short days, my decision was confirmed because, had I made any resolutions to […]

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Parenting

Seven Things They Don’t Tell You About New Motherhood

Mothers have collective amnesia. Huge, common experiences (both the good and the bad) are not discussed, probably because the brain can’t form memories on so little sleep. Here are seven things I wish I’d known before I had a kid. But, um, there are definitely more than seven.