Category - Candy’s Column

LA moms frequently find the whole beach in their kids' diapers.

You Might Be an L.A. Mom If…

I recently came across an article titled “You might be an L.A. Mom If” — and, being an L.A. mom myself, I clicked on it out of curiosity and the hope I would get a few chuckles out of it.  It turned out to be more insulting...

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Thank a Teacher

Re-posting this from September 28, 2010 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week… I walked to the front of the classroom and handed my homework, an essay about the horrors of babysitting, to Mr. Shirley.  The writing assignment had been due...

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And Then There Were Seven

There comes a moment in most every mom’s life when she thinks, You know what we could use around here?  MORE PUKE AND POOP!  This moment is usually preceded by Benadryl and wine. I’m pretty sure that’s how we’ve ended...

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Dora Got Run Over by Mr. Candy

Sung, of course, to the tune of “Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer”: Dora got run over by Mr. Candy. Dropped under his car by Miss Skye. We can say the watch just “got lost,” But as for Miss Skye, she don’t...

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Handling a Pet’s Death, Preschooler-Style

I dreaded telling Miss Skye that Marcy had passed away.  The concept of death is hard for me to wrap my head around, let alone a child who had spent most every day of her three years of life with the cat — with whom she was obsessed —...

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Saying Good-Bye to My *Real* Firstborn

We had just returned from a harrowing 30 hours at the hospital with Drew — an ordeal I will share with you when I have the strength later this week, but I will spoil the ending:  he’s on the mend now, thank goodness — when I...

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Touching Santa’s Pole

While I tend to my sick and miserable little boy who won’t stop clinging to me (no, not Mr. Candy…this time), I thought I would re-post this column that was originally published on December 6, 2009. Okay, SO… I hadn’t...

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The Weird Thing About Babies

A weird thing happens after you have babies.  They grow into little people. This is the conundrum I’ve been grappling with lately.  Regular readers have probably noticed that I haven’t been writing as much about my life, or...

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How NOT to Handle Two Kids Two and Under

According to indisputable, statistically significant research, wherein I quickly thought about some of my friends and readers, an increasing number of people are having two children aged two and under — or, as obstetrics professionals...