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Momsicle · 6d ago

The Pants Is 8

This guy turned 8 this month with characteristic passion and intensity. The waters are rough. But worth sailing. On his birthday he said to me, “For two years it was only me.” “Do you wish y...
Momsicle · 3W ago

And We All Fall Down

  I checked in with K-Pants recently, about the love thing. You might remember that last year he was feeling like there wasn’t enough love for him. We’ve had a lot of discussions about what ...
Momsicle · 1M ago

The Winter Almost Broke Me, and the Spring May Not Be Long Enough #PPD

It’s been over two months since Valentine’s Day, and the daffodils are out and the cherry trees are in bloom, and my vegetable garden lures me with light-filled evenings and the promise of c...
Momsicle · 2M ago

15 Minutes of Hedonism with the Little Surrealist

You know Stefon, from SNL, Bill Hader’s anemic and weirdly lovable club rat? He would come on to the set of Weekend Update to make suggestions for tourists visiting New York… “New York’s hot...
Momsicle · 2M ago

There Is No Other Choice but to Dive into the Fire

It’s been a long time. I have so many posts to write. They roll around in my head like balls on the pool table, rarely meeting a pocket, careening around in a chaotic dance. My best friend (...
Momsicle · 5M ago

Why I’m Lowering Expectations for Myself in 2017

You know what? I did it. That thing where you meet the new year with renewed hope and a few semi-ambitious expectations. Okay, they were ambitious—and fueled by reading inspirational Medium ...
Momsicle · 6M ago

How I Became an Art Thief. Victim: PDX Artist Anya Roberts-Toney

Art thievery is not something I figured I would stoop to in my mid-thirties. But I have three kids, so there’s not much that’s below me at this point. This is PDX artist Anya Roberts-Toney. ...
Momsicle · 6M ago

What Is Keeping You Up at Night Post-election?

Last week I was doing that let’s-see-what-happens thing combined with reading more from people of color on how white people can be better allies. I’ve also been checking in at Breitbart and ...
Momsicle · 7M ago

Five Books from the Feminist Christian’s Bookshelf

Lately, as the Internet lashed out at me with side-eyed judgment from all angles — I’m not liberal enough, I’m not listening enough, I’m not politically active enough — I’ve found shelter ag...
Momsicle · 7M ago

I Liked Trump’s Victory Speech. Then I Couldn’t Get Out of Bed in the Morning.

Did you listen to Trump’s victory speech? I did. And it calmed me down. It came after three rounds of crying. There was the quick, visceral cry after Iowa got called. Iowa wasn’t a swing sta...