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Frank Bruni, HuffPost & Me

April 9, 2013

Over the weekend I decided not to give up writing after all. Who am I kidding? Then I’d have no one to talk to, and I’d have to go back to talking to my husband, and he has no time for that, which is why I started writing in the first place. If I stopped writing now I’d be right back to square one and angry at myself and despairing over the loss of my outlet, which really could have been something if only I’d kept at it, and then I’d be even angrier and lamenting, why’d I have to be so stupid

And I have to say it was a good decision because Sunday morning I woke up and read Lisa Belkin’s piece on Frank Bruni’s piece on parenting in the New York Time op-ed pages last Sunday, which lead me to read Bruni’s piece which lead me to write my own piece, which I sent off to The Huffington Post, which they published today on the site. Funny how things work.

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Anyway, if you haven’t read any of these, here’s the short version. Last Sunday Frank Bruni said this: today’s parents suck, blah, blah, blah. And then Lisa Belkin said this: no they don’t. And the whole internet said this: Frank, you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about because you don’t even have kids so shut your face. And I said this: What if Frank Bruni has a Point? I have kids so I can say that so internet shut your face. And you said, OFM, you are always so smart and right about everything so I am going to read your piece right now!

Even if you didn’t say that, could you still read my piece? Thanks!

P.S. The piece is slightly more eloquent than what I’ve written here. Promise.

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  1. Just hopped on over and think you hit a bullseye Stacey. I hope it goes viral- or just to a few parents thoughts. Congrats to speaking the truth!

  2. Spot on. (What more can I say?)

  3. Patty Forbes permalink

    Yay!!! You have a great posts! So proud of you : ))))))))) XO pf

  4. I’m so excited to read it! I really liked Frank Bruni’s piece! That’s a really great story of blogging, by the way. It keeps pulling you back in!

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