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Parenting teenagers is exhausting. HostileWit addresses parenting pseudo neuro-typical girls and a son on the autism spectrum with a side of seizure disorder.  The children are equal parts maddening and astonishing. Let’s share parenting triumphs and family idiocy together.

Proof Procrastination Never Works

Seriously, Procrastination Never Works Please let me learn this lesson for you so you don’t have to repeat my silly mistakes. Procrastination is not usually one of my vices. I think everyone procrastinates doing things they don’t want to do on occasion. You let the laundry pile up because it is evil and is never, […]


Home For The Holidays: Vegging Out

Home For the Holidays We don’t watch movies as a family nearly often enough. Being home for the holidays provides the perfect opportunity. If the kids want to watch something, I usually use that time to pay bills, clean things or perform other glamorous domestic chores. It has only been recently that there are cross-over movies […]


Stop Calling My Daughter Attractive

Stop Calling My Daughter Attractive A friend of mine and I recently discussed our mutual annoyance with the word “attractive“. We opined that hatred of the word no doubt stems from parental admonitions in our youth to “stop wearing baggy clothing or you won’t be attractive” or “tone down that 80’s mullet. It’s not attractive.” Of […]


Talking To Kids About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex: Talking To Kids About Sex My 5th Grade daughter’s school sent home a flyer inviting parents to view the video their children will view the following week as the children’s introduction to puberty series. Yeah, baby! I was at the school bright and early the next morning giddy to watch the […]


Let’s Count Compliments Not Insults

Why do we hang on to the slights from other people but forget the compliments? For no reason today, I remembered the words of a friend of mine when we were in college. She called me on the phone about nine o’clock one forgettable night and started the conversation by saying, “Man, there is just […]


Visiting the Gun Store

You know how sometimes you find that special store where you go in, look around, make eye contact with the lovely salespeople, and you just know. That’s what it was like visiting the gun store. And then you think, this would be an awesome place to take the kids for a fun outing! You exchange […]


Surviving Middle School: a Parent’s Guide

Surviving Middle School I think I would have flunked Middle School if I were going through it now. These 6th Grade Teachers are INTENSE! The emails they send, the hours of homework they assign, the sheer number of details the tweeners are expected to remember is both awesome and daunting. I genuinely cannot read their […]