Author Archives: Jessica Carlson


Jessica Carlson

Jessica is one of the co-creators of Imperfect Parent and contributor to the book anthology "The Imperfect Mom: Candid Confessions of Mothers Living in the Real World". Jessica is a mother of two boys, and is very tired.

Worst city in U.S. to get around and navigate

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Just got back from a family vacay in Dallas. Why Dallas, you ask? Because I have some family there. Little did I know that the Republic of Texas’ totally messed up beyond recognition highway and frontage road system can tear families apart. We went in August, with temperatures reaching somewhere between instant disintegration and purgatory. […]

Story claims single men adopting more, but is it true?

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So, it seems that the Orlando Sentinel is trying to sell us on the notion that some non-gay men are adopting children simply because they want to be a parent and haven’t found a partner that they want to be with. It could happen. And there could be a million dollars stored in the walls […]

Consequences of cheating in school

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Recently, a high school student in Redwood City, California was caught cheating on a homework assignment in one of his sophomore classes. The behavior lead to a disciplinary action his father believes could cost him his future. Along with three other students the unidentified teen was demoted and placed in a lower level English class […]

Homemaker vs. working mom debate resurrected

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The latest round of the current stay-at-home-mom vs. working mother debate has been refueled. The latest mom choice scrutiny can be attributed to Hilary Rosen, a Democratic political analyst at CNN. Last week, Rosen said that Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann Romney, has “never worked a day in her life.” The comment left pundits on the […]

You pick: Save your husband or your child(ren)

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In 2005, Ayelet Waldman, wife of fellow author Michael Chabon, wrote an essay that went viral and received scathing vitriol when the mother of four declared that she felt her relationship with her husband was more than the relationship with her own children, adding that she felt she could move on after the death of […]

War on school lunches turns into epic fail

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Never before in modern history has the food police wielded so much power and control over what we eat, how we eat and when we eat. It’s bad enough that childrens nutrition issues have plagued the ‘mommy wars’ over the last few decades, foisting superiority and self righteousness upon those poor peasants who buy peas, […]

7 really annoying mom-isms

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Okay, so not the world’s most original post — since I’ve never written a post like it before, preferring instead to bitch about it to my husband whose typical response is, “Oh, I know!” I’m goin’ for it. So, here it is. The top seven most annoying phrases that silly moms say which I can […]

Good moms don’t kill their kids

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If you want to be a good mom, you should probably elect NOT to kill your children. Ever. Kidding aside, it seems far too often I read stories about mothers murdering their children in cold blood and out of the blue, some asshole comes out and inevitably says, “I’m so shocked. She was such a […]

Is ‘pink slime’ safe?

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While most can probably agree, the scraps of beef, less than desirable by most human standards (unless you’re the USDA)  is pretty damn gross. It’s hard to defend anything so neon in color and so gooey in consistency. But if you take away the emotional trauma and resentment, the most important question is — is […]

Andrew Breitbart: Is it right to celebrate a fathers death?

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Truthfully, I don’t know a lot about Andrew Breitbart. I know he was a political activist, a comedian and a pundit who died last week at the young age of 43. I know he left behind a wife and four young children. I know he was controversial and polarizing and had plenty of enemies. I […]