Moving in the direction of snark.

Just Smile and Nod, OK Mom?

Dear Mom: There’s something that’s been bothering me for years, and I feel I must get it off my chest following a recent conversation. This week, we were talking about my upcoming vacation.  And I couldn’t help but detect a bit of… jealousy?  Envy?  Resentment? Last I checked, these are inappropriate Mom emotions to hold […]

Posted March 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm by

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Toxic Mom, Part 2

I’m not quite halfway through a two-month visit from my toxic mom. I’ve recovered from the whole sugar competition, partly because she’s totally lost it and is now eating frosting straight out of the can. But now that we’ve sunk that ship, here’s another shame game she likes to play: I suck because I don’t […]

Posted June 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm by

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Toxic Mom, Part 1

So, my mean mom is here visiting from Texas. She stays at our house for two months every summer (yes, I’m a pansy). Everything is great for the first week or so. She’s playing with the kid, washing the dishes, mowing the lawn, and being generally complimentary and polite. By two weeks (which is about […]

Posted June 9, 2009 at 9:46 am by

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