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How Not To Be A Douchebag: “FHRITP” and Other Issues

Posted on May 14th, 2015

Ever have the feeling that, as a species, we’re moving backwards? That we’ve had some dark, shameful times in our collective history… and that this is one of them? That’s how I feel right now, thinking about the guys who yell obscenities at female (or sometimes male) reporters on live TV, under the mistaken – and […]

A Message to the Daddies on Mother’s Day, or “How (Not) to Incur Mama’s Wrath”

Posted on May 7th, 2015

This post is dedicated to all the fathers and fathers-to-be out there, with love – especially if this is your first Mother’s Day. I hope some of these words can be useful to you, or to someone you know. (If you are an equal-time, full-time, or single dad, then you can stop reading now… Welcome to […]

How do you know if you’re done having kids?

Posted on April 18th, 2015

It seems silly, sometimes, to wrestle with this question. Should we have another child? I know it’s a luxury even to be able to ask this. There are lots of people for whom having kids is not a true choice – either the opportunity or ability is not there, or, in some cases, the option not to have more […]

Quotable Moments From My Toddler

Posted on March 31st, 2015

I was reminded by my family last weekend that I haven’t yet shared the weird pearls of toddler philosophy that my daughter has been imparting to us since she learned to talk. Frankly, I haven’t written down nearly enough of them, because life is too busy and my memory for details is shockingly short. Another reason I haven’t […]

Dilovely’s Playlist: 30 Summer-Sunshiny Beat-the-Winter-Blues Songs

Posted on March 20th, 2015

It’s the first day of spring! Maybe if we talk about warm weather, it will happen. When I was a teenager, I made a mix tape every summer. This was back in the days when there was no hipster definition of the term “mixtape”; when mixes were made on actual cassette tapes, and the process involved piles […]

Possibly The Randomest Book You’ll Ever Read

Posted on March 16th, 2015

On one of E’s earlier works, Daddy helped him with a short author bio in which it was conveyed that E’s goal is to make 100 books. He is barrelling toward this goal, let me tell you. He’s kind of obsessed with my stapler. Here’s a creation from this past week. I love how he’s unencumbered by the fetters of […]

Neil Patrick Harris: Autobiography vs. Oscar Gig

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

I’m guessing I will never be one of those timely Oscar bloggers who gets herself syndicated on BlogHer by being the first aficionado to comment knowledgeably on the ill-advised green-card joke by Sean Penn, or the facial hair on Matthew McConaughey, or the prevalence of baby pink amongst red carpet finery. Predictably, life got in the […]

8 Unromantic-Sounding Ways I Know We Will Last

Posted on February 15th, 2015

“How’s your relationship these days?” is not a question most of us ever ask people. I’ve probably only ever asked it of newlyweds (where it’s more like “How’s married life?” nudge-nudge) or of very close friends with whom I have a precedent of relationship discussions. It is a bit odd, though. Among parents, there are the constant […]

Kindergarten Quotables Variety Pack

Posted on February 10th, 2015

I realize it’s been ages since I talked about the cute stuff my kids say, and it’s not because they don’t say cute things. Okay, sometimes it’s because they don’t say cute things. At five and two years old, respectively, my son and daughter both have a tendency to freak out about seemingly minor incidents, […]

A Smiley Video for a Happy Frozen Friday

Posted on January 30th, 2015

My kids love the movie “Frozen.” Like almost all kids. And I’m not ashamed to say that I also love it; I’ve probably seen it a dozen times and I could still cry every time, if I let myself. I will most likely go on about the reasons why another time. For now, here’s two-year-old AB’s side […]

 
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