Category Archives: misconceptions

Mother’s Day Musings

My mom’s first Mother’s Day was particularly memorable, as it was the day she first became a mother. She laboured through the night and I popped out bright and early at 7:22 am that Sunday morning, just in time for … Continue reading

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Batting For the Other Team

The website’s name had already tipped me off – howtoraiseyourboyfriend.com – but the hot pink homepage confirmed it: I’d officially entered Hetero Hell. “Boyfriends need to be raised,” the welcome banner proclaims, “Let us show you how.” And then, the … Continue reading

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Wrinkle Cream

We were out shopping for maternity clothes, the third time in the space of a week. It was early in my second trimester and I was already beginning to show. I’d dragged Amanda along with me yet again because I … Continue reading

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