How Being the Default Parent Is Your Fault

After venting about how I was coordinating some kid-based activity from 50 miles and 90 minutes away from the action, all while my spouse was zero miles and zero minutes away from the action, my co-worker sent me an article. It was like reading about my life. In her article, The Default Parent, M. Blazoned discussed […]

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The Kids Will Be All Right

The kids will be all right. The kids will be alright. The kids will be all right. I’m trying to convince myself of this sentence. This short sentence of five or six words, depending on how you spell “alright” (are they two different words/phrases ‘alright’ vs. ‘all right’?) It is these five or six words […]

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cultural contradictions of motherhood and choice

So at this lunch I attended where we talked about motherhood, one of the male participants made this statement about his wife (again, paraphrasing): I would like nothing more than to be at home all day, being a kept man, but my wife wanted to stay at home with our children. It was totally her […]

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resentment and redemption

I started this blog due to a post over at scatterplot about choices, consequences and constraints. I realized Monday how true that post was, and how resentment about parenthood can sometimes get mixed up in my life. I wanted to do a project for a class that would require me to go to the city […]

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