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There’s a Salad in my Bathroom June 11, 2017

Note: This piece won 3rd place in the spring 2017 Fan Story non-fiction essay writing contest.     One of the most interesting things about being a parent is how often you find yourself saying things that you never thought you’d say.  There are plenty of sentences that have flown out of my mouth using common words with…

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Mother Knows Best April 16, 2017

Mother Knows Best is a cliché for a reason. On average, given a wide margin of error, the standard deviation and other statistical considerations, I am right approximately 100% of the time. I mean, I’m not right ALWAYS, and not in every context.  I’m fallible like any other human. But when it comes to stuff…

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My Baby Boy Is Sick March 26, 2017

My sweet little baby boy is sick.  He went to school on Tuesday, and almost immediately called to come home from the nurse’s office.  He had a fever of 100.7, which is a number better seen on a radio dial than a thermometer.  Four days later his fever is still there, persistent and visible.  We…

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Get a Job, Kid January 29, 2017

“Get a Job, Kid!” I can’t count the number of times I’ve said this in response to a sentence that starts “Mooooomm!  I waaaaant.” Well, my boy finally took my advice. My boy, who is now so old that if he goes a few days without shaving you can see the stubble on his jawline…

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Way Back in the Way Back. December 11, 2016

Back before the laws of physics were passed and no one wore seat belts because we all believed it would be safer to be ‘flung free,’ my parents owned a big blue Chevy Caprice Station Wagon.  My sister and I would fight over who got to sit in the ‘way back’ amongst the groceries and…

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Wonder Woman Onesie November 13, 2016

My mild obsession with Wonder Woman is no secret.   I drink from a Wonder Woman mug in my office.  I have a Wonder Woman watch.  I have a Wonder Woman cuff bracelet that may or may not actually deflect bullets. So when I was killing time by wandering around the local Wal-Mart while my daughter…

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Baby’s First Drive Through October 29, 2016

My son turned 15 a week ago, and that means in this neck of the woods that he got his Learner’s Permit.  That’s right. My bitty baby, born two and a half weeks early, smaller by every measurement than my housecat, is now legally allowed to have primary control of a one ton projectile moving…

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Packing Healthy Lunches the Lazy Mom’s Way October 23, 2016

In 8th grade, my son was assigned to a class called “Family and Consumer Science.”  This class is, basically, Home Ec, and it irritates me that it is called “Family and Consumer Science” in the way that it irritates me that English is not called “Language Arts.”  But that’s a me thing, and not at…

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