A 25 tweet battle of the spouses that hilariously highlight the joys of marriage.
By Linda Hummel “Is that real?” He is five, and the main character in the book we’re reading is facing a tough decision. As he makes up his mind, a tiny elf-like creature—called Conscience—has jumped up, perched on his shoulder, and whispers advice on right and wrong. I tell my grandson that conscience doesn’t exactly […]
Several years ago, when the Elf on the Shelf first became popular, I remember thinking to myself that I wished my kids were still young enough to introduce this seemingly fun new Christmas tradition. In the beginning, I loved seeing how my friends would come up with new and interesting mischief for their little guy […]
It’s our favorite time of the year, parents! Not only are the kids adding 36 items to their Christmas lists every fricking day and fighting with us over wearing coats even if their lips are blue, but we are also supposed to remember to move the damn elf every night! I like to set my […]
Mona Randolph, Paul Alexander, and Martha Lillard may live different lives, but they do have one thing in common: they are among the last living polio survivors who rely on an iron lung to breathe, perhaps even the last 3 at all. In interviews with Gizmodo, Randolph, Alexander, and Lillard detailed the triumphs and struggles […]
Raise your hand if you’re stressed out. That’s what I thought. Maybe it’s because of work. Maybe it’s because your kids are driving you batshit. Maybe it’s because of adulting in general, with all its bills and errands and goddamn responsibilities. Regardless of what has you feeling off-kilter these days, this profanity-laden meditation video will […]
Remember weekend mornings before kids? Sleeping until 9 a.m… drinking hot coffee… mimosas at brunch… Or, remember when you didn’t know that 4:45 a.m. was an actual time to be awake? Ah, so many fun things our kids have taught us. Like how it feels to be woken up mid-lightsaber battle before the sun rises. […]
By Tonilyn Hornung “I want to see her because I love her,” a tiny voice explains from the darkness. “He really wants to see you,” my mom says apologetically. I really want to see him, too. For two days I’ve really wanted to see my son, but pain has kept me immobile. If I could remove […]