Author Archive | Taylor L.

Life in second place

Life in 2nd Place: A Letter of Apology to My Second Born

Hey Kiddo, It’s hard to believe you’re turning three this month, albeit with decidedly less fanfare than your older brother’s over the top third birthday spectacle, absurdly dubbed ‘R’s Robot Romp.’ But that’s been the story of your life, hasn’t it? While every detail of your brother’s birth and existence has been enveloped in the […]

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The Real

The Real Christmas Magician: MOM

Hands up all my fellow exhausted mamas out there doing their best to make this the ‘hap-hap happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny ‘effin Kaye.’ The final holiday dash is on friends. With fewer than five days left, Santa’s little elves, or ‘Mom’ as they are known by their colloquial name, are […]

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Which Game of Thrones Mom are You? (Spoiler Alert)

This season may be over, but we’re not done ugly crying yet. #winterishereyall It’s been just a few days since this season of GOT’s finale, full of shockingly big moments, some of which have been anticipated since episode one. Season 7 was one wild ride, filled with puzzling details like ravens crossing continents in a […]

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What the Heck is So Wrong with ‘Participation Awards’?! One Mom’s Defense…

Trigger Alert: Apparently lots of people feel quite strongly about this topic. Are you one of them? Give us your thoughts along with your mailing address, and we’ll be sure to send your participatory prize! Let me begin by admitting that I really have no dog in this hunt. At least not yet. Mercifully, we’re […]

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