Do You Understand the Words Coming Out of My Mouth? by Nucking Futs Mama

Topic: Communication In order to survive parenting without killing each other, my husband and I have learned that communication is really the key to our success. And by “communication” I mean that I pretty much need to spell everything out from A to Z when it’s time for my husband to take the wheel. Now, … Continue reading

Knowing by Stephanie Haass

Topic: Communication My son is twelve days old and I am holding him for the first time. I can feel his tiny heart beating against my naked chest, and the landslide of emotion that engulfs me is indescribable. We’re cuddled together in a rocker in the NICU, tethered to monitors and machines by a tangled … Continue reading

Two Peas in a Pod by Nucking Futs Mama

Topic: Love Whenever people ask me if my twins get along, I answer by saying that they’re the best of friends and the worst of enemies. As with all siblings, one minute they can be playing as peacefully as Buddha with a butterfly, and the next, they can be going at each other like a … Continue reading

Goals by Erica S

Topic: Intentions vs. Goals I’m keeping this short and sweet. I’ve got stinky kids to bathe, dinner to make and sanity to keep. I think I will make the first two happen, can’t make promises on the third. Just keeping it real, people. I noticed today that I have been really having some down moments/days … Continue reading

My Parenting Days Are Almost Over. . . But Not Quite by Lick the Fridge

Topic: What the %^&* Is Going On Here? I remember the day well. March of 2010. My wife and I were pushing our one-year-old twins in their single strollers, so as to not have to maneuver the behemoth double stroller through the narrow aisles of the pharmacy. The line was about four deep. The man … Continue reading

My “What the %^&* Moment” & Why You Should Be Careful What You Wish For by Nucking Futs Mama

Topic: What the %^&* Is Going On Here? When my twins were younger, I used to worry about my son being so timid around his sister. He’d seriously let the girl walk all over him. She’d steal his toys, interrupt his stories, and pretty much veto every single one of his ideas. And surprisingly, the … Continue reading

You’re a Total (Bleep), Dad. Even Jerry Thinks So: A Tragicomedy in One Act by Lick the Fridge

(Topic: Exploitation) Setting: The Jerry Springer Show studio. The year: 2026 Jerry walks down the aisle toward the stage. The musical offerings of Whitesnake, or possibly Ratt, ushers him in. The crowd is on its feet making a general ruckus. Crowd: Jer-Ree! Jer-Ree! Jer-Ree! Jer-Ree! Jer-Ree! Jerry reaches the stage and calms the crowd down. … Continue reading