Parenting

The Comeback Kid

October 24, 2013

I went off to college wanting to be an elementary school teacher. That goal was lost somewhere along the line, but I had a very 1950′s daydream about me in cardigan sweater sets talking about conjugating verbs. After college, I spent my summers working at an all-girls summer camp, and my first week on the […]

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Comfort Flaws

October 18, 2013

I’ve had a lot of downtime, and like chicken soup to the soul, I’ve been feeding the healing process with movies and celebrity gossip and pizza rolls. None of it particularly healthy, but soothing in the same way people on ecstasy like suckers. Somewhere between Meatballs and Meatballs 2 I heard that Charlie Hunnam had […]

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Adulthood. You’re Not Doing It Right.

August 21, 2013

I feel like there are tons of things about being a woman or an adult or even a mom, I should know. And it’s only when I come into a situation in which I should clearly be able to effectively function, that I realize, I have no idea what I’m doing. Somebody take away my […]

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Back to School… For Us All

August 15, 2013

Thus begins the ritual of starting off the new school year with pretty clothes that aren’t quite faded yet, bookbags free of the mid-year foot smell and goldfish crumbs, and legitimately clean and styled hair. Because what else do I have to do at 6am? Certainly not body slam three kids into the bed so […]

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Children are like Poltergeist

July 17, 2013

Bedtime is a crap time for me. I’ve mentioned this before, but I experienced a traumatic event when I was a little girl in which I woke up to find a man cutting through my window screen with a knife. That basically ruined the whole sweet dreams situation for me, and led to an elevated […]

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Andy. Hero.

July 6, 2013

Andy and I have been sitting on the couches of our living room staring at a tv that is not on, in complete silence, for about 10 minutes. Aside from my tear filled “thank you,” in the center of the restaurant, we haven’t spoken since 12:o5pm Eastern Time. And I only know that because in […]

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The Call of the Commune

June 21, 2013

I think one of the scariest parts of my marriage, for Andy, is the knowledge that I am always four seconds from being ready and willing to move to a commune. I blame my parents. There are entire photo albums of me laying on patchwork quilts on the grass next to five or six other […]

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Mermaid Tendencies

June 18, 2013

Mermaid hair love. It’s apparently genetic. Thanks to Jason Gibbons for perfectly capturing my daughter.

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Last Call Brittany: Getting Real About Father’s Day… With Daddies!

June 14, 2013

This episode, we put a pause on the lady business, and welcomed a very brave group of boys to join our panel. We talked about living through childbirth, sex talks, Father’s Days must haves and no thank yous, and so many more absolutely hysterical moments. Warning: If you are ovulating, by the end, you’ll probably […]

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New York Magazine’s Father’s Day On-Air Gift Guide Show

June 11, 2013

Today I joined New York Magazine, Esquire and CNet to chat about what’s hot this Father’s Day. I, of course, made bondage jokes and served as comic relief.

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