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A Year in Review

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in General Narcissism, Posts in which I like myself too much, Wild Cards | 5 comments

It has come to my attention that I have a blog and that I have apparently not written in it in quite some time.  My bad.  Since my Christmas cards have already been mailed (as they should be, being that Christmas is over and all), I figured I’d use this forum for the Annual Hennenlotter Christmas Letter.  I’ve never actually written one of these, so it will in fact be the FIRST Annual Hennenlotter Christmas letter. Anyway, in years past,  I figured that the exploitation our family experiences on this blog was enough to let the world know what they never knew they cared about,...

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Book Review: STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in Book Reviews, Controversies, Posts in which I like myself too much | 0 comments

Around tax season, I needed a book to entertain me while I pretended to be interested in helping Bill navigate Turbotax, so I added the book version of one of my favorite blogs to my Nook library. I have to admit that STFU, Parents blog is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s a place where I can read about the insane stuff that other parents post online and reflect on how annoying it is while brushing aside evil reminders from Satan that I may or may not have made some of the same over-sharing snafus when I became a parent for the first time. I never fail to be entertained by the blog, and...

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Extreme Parenting: Movie Edition

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in General Narcissism, Good to know, Life as a parent, Random parenting issues | 2 comments

If we’re Facebook friends, you may have encountered a status of mine in your newsfeed wherein I posed the following question: Would I be completely out of my mind to take [all three kids] to see Monster’s University tomorrow? The response was mixed. Some people said yes. Some (who also have three kids) said to go for it, but take snacks. One said that yes I’m out of my mind, but not for taking the kids to the movie. I considered all opinions and then decided to go for it. I mean didn’t Helen Keller proclaim that “life is a daring adventure or it’s nothing...

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Letting it all hang out

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Breastfeeding, Controversies | 2 comments

For those who don’t know, I’m pretty much an alchemist. My boobs convert Coke to milk. It’s amazing. I don’t know how they do it, but they have managed to feed three babies to the brink of infantile obesity. And it totally baffles me every time. Will: John: Kat: So basically, I’m one of them breastfeeders. That being said, though I’m personally a breastfeeder, I’m not one to give too much of a damn about what other people feed their own kids. For example, I personally was formula fed and turned out to be absolutely brilliant, so obviously formula...

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There’s an App for that!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in Good to know, Life as a parent, Pregnancy, Random parenting issues, Self Improvement | 1 comment

Over the course of the past five years, I’ve been pregnant three times and have given birth to and cared for three rookie humans. I’ve learned a lot of stuff about parenting and have developed some strong opinions about baby products over the course of that time. *************************WARNING: HUGE, but valuable, DIGRESSION********************************* For example, do not allow yourselves to be sucked into the lies propagated by one Dr. Brown that said Dr.’s bottles will keep your kid from being gassy and colicky. All Dr. Brown’s products will do is cause...

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Obscure references to pop culture, Sterilization | 1 comment

Well, for those of you who don’t know, I did it, and by it, I mean, I got my tubes tied. Actually, to be more specific, I had them charred into little Fallopian briquettes and am toying with hiring the Black Knight from Monty Python to stand in my uterus proclaiming, “None shall pass!” to dissuade any enterprising sperm who get in there looking for trouble. And given the Black Knight’s propensity for flesh wounds, I might see if Gandalf is also available: At any rate, when it comes to sterilization, my bases should now be covered. I thought I’d take a minute to...

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Name that Baby!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Life as a parent, Random parenting issues | 1 comment

I just happened to peruse Babycenter’s 100 most popular names tonight and almost lost my grasp on reality when I noted that my daughter’s name, ‘Katherine’, is not even on the list and that my second son’s name, ‘John’, is freaking 57th. What the Hell? (‘Will’, in case you were wondering, isn’t listed, but William is #15. I think most people are abbreviating it as ‘Liam’ nowadays, given that ‘Liam’ is 4th on the list.) Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want my kids to have the same name as everydamnbody...

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