To My Son With Painted Nails: You Do You, Little One

My son said softly, “Mom, will the mean boys call me a girl?” Maybe, I thought to myself. It’s true. There are always mean kids out there. And I won’t be able to protect him from them forever. I can certainly try. But if I spend my life protecting him, he won’t grow up to be the strong, independent and loving man I hope him to be.

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The Struggle Is Real

The thing is, the struggle is real. This shit isn’t easy. There are times we want to off our husbands because we are tired and delirious and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. And, even if there was one, we couldn’t be completely sure it wasn’t a freight train.

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