Archive for November 2012

'Parenthood' and Cancer

I love parenthood.  And I love ‘Parenthood,’ the NBC slice of privileged Northern California life drama.  I never miss an episode.  Really.  And when I see a new episode pop up on Hulu, well, I know just what Imma curl up with as soon as the boy is asleep.  Every episode makes me cry.  Every... Read more »

Mommy Bloggers and Douchebags

My name is Mary Tyler Mom and I am a mommy blogger. It’s true.  I am a mom and I blog.  It stands to reason that I am, therefore, a mommy blogger.  Except many folks do not think that is a good thing.  Many, many folks think being a mommy blogger is a bad thing,... Read more »

Mommy Wars: You Win, We All Lose

Yesterday I posted an e-card that another Facebook page had created.  I was surprised by the vitriol it generated, but wasn’t familiar with the page, and assumed it was the crowd that hung out over in that neck of the Facebook woods.  I shared it on my own page with the caption, “I’ve seen this... Read more »

My Ungrateful Boy

‘Tis the season of gratitude, right?  You would think so, but not necessarily for three year old boys.  In this most abundant of seasons, we’ve been talking a lot about gratitude and being thankful at home and at school.  My boy is lucky.  He has a nice home, goes to a great school, has two... Read more »

Mom's Spaghetti Recipe

My Mom didn’t really like to cook much.  I grew up on a diet of canned vegetables, meat, and potatoes.  It’s what my Dad wanted and didn’t require a lot of thought or energy.  I totally get that.  So much of the time I feel uninspired by food.  I try, and with effort can put... Read more »

The Junk in My Trunk

When I was in graduate school I trained in the PTSD Clinic of a local VA Hospital.  All of my clients were Vietnam veterans.  I was a 26 year old woman.  What the hell did I know about Vietnam?  Not a whole lot, it turns out.  I spent the summer before I started educating myself... Read more »

A Good Day in America

Today is Election Day.  I am a democracy dork, so that makes it pretty special in my home.  As long as I can remember, I have been interested in the larger world and how politics impacts our little worlds.  I have fond memories of hanging on to my parents thighs as they waited in long,... Read more »