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Mommy Confessions: Things I Never Thought I’d Do

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Before I became a mom I was a little self righteous and judgmental about mothers I saw who couldn’t seem to get it together. Their children would be out with one shoe, food on their faces with snotty noses. Mom would be behind them her hair a wreck, her sweater buttons askew and likely decorated with the same food on her child’s face. I remember thinking, “how could she be out like that?!” Well, now I know. Chances are that baby looked perfectly fine when they left the house and she had been a dead ringer for a Stepford wife . Somehow between the time they left home and arrived at the grocery something happened. The forces intervened, those mighty and mysterious baby forces. Here are some true confessions. Baby Attended Funeral in Pajamas : Despite my best intentions, my baby attended my grandfather’s funeral in her pajamas and with an unwashed face. I decided to make the trip to Buffalo from Pittsburgh the morning of the funeral. It is a three hour drive. The funeral s

A detour into the men's locker room...

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I have lots of interesting marathon training stories. However, I never would have guessed that my marathon training would lead me to the center of the locker room of the University of Pittsburgh football team... I have always had an uncanny way of discovering things that I shouldn’t. I’ve seen people cheating on their spouses, learned that relatives were late on their mortgages, and found out that people were no longer married, before they announced their divorce. Some might conclude that I’m nosey. That’s part of it. However, I usually discover these things because I frequently divert from the scheduled path and find myself someplace else. This past Saturday it happened again while I was attending a seminar for the Pittsburgh marathon. I am sure that the event planners thought that there were sufficient bathrooms on the floor when they planned the seminar. However, the wait seemed unnecessarily long to me. And when there is a long wait, I always explore other options. So, I