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Jenna Karvunidis

Feminist mom in L.A.

The rise of the uncouch

April 22, 2015

My friend came over a few weeks ago and used her prowess of slash-and-burn organizing to get my playroom in tip top shape.  I’m naturally a pig, so I’ll never understand people who love to clean, but hey, she went wild in there. My family room couch had been relocated to the kids area by the […]

In defense of Britt McHenry (no seriously)

April 18, 2015
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As you’ve heard, previously vaguely-known/now-internet-famous ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is the latest anti-darling of America’s collective rage after video surfaced of her being a huge twat to a tow lot employee. She’s pretty. She’s blonde. She was a total asshole. And true to script, she’s now apologizing in the midst of public shame as she […]

Why people clutch pearls – a guide

April 14, 2015
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You know that phrase “pearl-clutching” when old biddies get in a twist over kids doing MyFace or something? I never thought about why a person in the middle of a crisis or moment of worry would grab their pearls. Now that I’m obsessed with pearls myself, I get it. It’s because pearls are comforting. They’re […]

Don’t you dare glitter

April 7, 2015

  You always know those kids growing up who are amazing at the piano or ice skating and they tell you they’ve been taking lessons since they were two. You file it in the back of your mind that when you grow up, you want to be that mom. I wanted to be that mom. I […]

How your handbag can kill your career

March 24, 2015
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I read an interesting article the other day about how women have to earn the right to wear expensive jewelry in the office. I’d love to be all, OMG SEXISM! (because who questions a man’s ability to afford an accessory) but it’s actually on point. The thinking goes something like, if a woman flaunts items that […]

Why the “parent report card” is complete BS

March 17, 2015
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Recently Today encouraged parents to hand their kids a “parent report card” churned out by some mommy site, you know, so we can get our “grade” – as if any parent who is going to do this activity is someone who really needs their parenting evaluated. Like a child abuser with DCFS on their tail is […]

Dolce and Gabbana don’t like your IVF baby

March 16, 2015
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Dolce and Gabbana told the world what they think about that baby you conceived using in vitro fertilization. The designers spoke out against IVF babies, for some reason, calling them “chemical offspring” during an interview in which they renounced gay parents for using “rented uteruses”. The gay fashion designers, who presumably speak in unison like the creepy […]

If you drink, you need to factor two expenses: alcohol AND CABS

March 13, 2015
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I’m sure you heard about the secret service agents who got drunk and crashed the White House barricades recently. Are there really people out there not getting this: DON’T OPERATE A CAR IF YOU ARE DRUNK. It’s not okay because you won a gold medal. It’s not okay because you’re a senator. It’s not okay just because […]

Reasons to love SoCal that have nothing to do with the weather

March 8, 2015
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Everyone who finds out we just moved here from Not Here is like, “can’t beat the weather!” and “how about this weather!” and “weather weather weather. Weather?” I’ve always lived in the midwest. Nay for a brief semester abroad and trips here and there, I’ve been neck-deep in midwestern sensibility and puffer coats my whole life. […]

Facebook moms nab a salon dye-and-dash thief

March 2, 2015
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Facebook is not all cat memes and humblebrags. It is also a crack team of mom detectives who tracked down a woman after she ran out of a salon without paying in Burbank, CA. The thief, who told everyone her name was “Ashley Monroe” (spoiler, that was lie, duh) is going to have the best […]


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