Tag Archives: motherhood

  1. Formula for Failure

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    October 15, 2014 by Melanie L.

    The scale dipped when I courted my fear of judgment.  Charmed, I silenced instinct and succumbed. Pallor claimed his cheeks. Definition …
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  2. Labor Day Reflections on the Toughest Job

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    September 3, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Twenty-one years ago, my boss, the assistant manager at CVS/Pharmacy store #813, expected me to come to work everyday with a …
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  3. Irish Twins

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    September 1, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Silk raked against sore nipples as mom plodded back to bed.  Her lids crashed over bloodshot eyes. His uninvited advance elicited …
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  4. Big Summer Blowout

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    August 28, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Trigger warning: explicit sh!t.   Even in ideal circumstances dating is awkward.  Dating experts advise daters to, “Just be yourself.”  That’s …
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  5. The Accidental Naturalist (Edited)

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    August 12, 2014 by Melanie L.

      I was scared sh!tless. I was scared because the labor of my second pregnancy was nothing like my first.  …
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  6. The Accidental Naturalist

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    May 8, 2014 by Melanie L.

      “Give me an epidural. . . NOW! I want a f*@king epidural!” I screamed desperately from the ambulance gurney. …
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  7. 6 Common Mistakes New Moms Should Avoid

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    April 22, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Practice makes perfect.  That’s a given.  Since, I have been “practicing” motherhood for just about five years, I now boast …
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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

I'm a happily re-married, full-time lawyer, and full-time mom raising two adorable vilde chayas (Yiddish: wild things) named Monkey and Peanut (not their real names!). I am often seen in public counting to three. In addition to parenting and writing, I also love photography, cosmology, evolutionary anthropology, and all things Israel.

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