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My Midlife Crisis, Part Two

huhLast week, I asked the question: “What is a midlife crisis, anyway?” Continue reading “My Midlife Crisis, Part Two”

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Life with a Two-Year-Old: A Poorly Illustrated Guide

caption contestThe human two-year-old is simultaneously one of nature’s fiercest and gentlest creatures, and certainly one of its most mischievous. Life with a two-year-old can be difficult, unpredictable, and overwhelming.

There’s not much to be done about “difficult” and “overwhelming,” but we at The Sensitive, Bookish Type have assembled this visual guide to help you understand and predict your two-year-old’s behaviors. Continue reading “Life with a Two-Year-Old: A Poorly Illustrated Guide”

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Masochism, Motherhood, and Shopping with Children

Do you take your kids shopping? Are they as terrible as mine? I feel like I’m always that mom–the one whose kids are doing something unfathomably bad.

Maybe they’re touching every single apple with their fingers, or maybe their tongues. Maybe they’re not being properly supervised. Maybe they’re projectile vomiting while their heads spin around in the cereal aisle.

Of course, there are good times, too. There are times when no one runs away from me, no one topples a display of dog treats, and we get through the checkout with nary a tear. If it weren’t for these times, I’d never take them shopping again.