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When I first became a mother, I felt like I had been let in on a giant secret. Yeah yeah, there was the miraculous arrival of this tiny wrinkly creature and the waterfall of joy pouring out of my ears and all that. But I was also really pissed that no one told me how stressful it was going to be. “This is the hard part,” I told myself as I sponged breastmilk puke off of the ceiling fan after a particularly exuberant round of acid reflux. “When he starts school, it’ll be much easier.” Then he started school, which brought a tangle of science fair projects started at 9pm the night before and the sudden refusal to eat anything with mushrooms and the endless piles of dirty socks so rank even the pug won’t go near them, and she eats cat poop. This chaos was compounded by the arrival of another kid, and I grudgingly

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Art on Tap: Zia at the Beach

Friday, May 15, 7:30–9:30 pm Kickoff the summer with a fashion show by Zia! Zia Sachedina, the creator of exotic collections of jewelry and accessories, celebrates the opening of Life’s a Beach by presenting a seductive fashion show inspired by international resort wear.

TICKETS //Telfair members $20 / Non-members $30

MAY 6-MAY 12, 2015

Enjoy a complimentary drink ticket & general admission

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Mother lucky By Jessica Leigh Lebos

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while the other one dashes from work to get to the soccer fields on time. Last week our dearest firstborn passed his learner’s permit test. Instead of relief, this has only brought my adrenal glands to new levels of distress. Author Elizabeth Stone famously wrote that having a child is to “forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” She didn’t mention having to ride in the passenger seat while your heart lurches through the intersection at Bull and Victory during rush hour. Maybe when he goes off to college I can relax…well, I ought to know better by now, right? The laundry pile might get smaller, but even according to my own mom, the work and worry of motherhood never ends. (“You couldn’t have told me that before I got myself into this?” I whined to her. “I wanted grandkids,” she shrugged.) I remind myself every day to be grateful, because I’m as lucky a mother as they come: My spawn are healthy and happy (save the teenage mood swings), and I have a partner to share in the chores, traumas

Motherhood is basically indentured servitude with a giant helping of Stockholm Syndrome, made bearable by sweet-breathed goodnight kisses and free refrigerator art. accepted that motherhood is basically indentured servitude with a giant helping of Stockholm syndrome, made bearable by sweet-breathed goodnight kisses and free refrigerator art. Speaking of child-inspired afflictions, the last decade of weekday afternoons has consisted of shoveling something vegetable-ish in their maws before loading them up into the Absurdivan for their various activities, leading to a condition I like to call FullFledged Aggravated Carpool Empathy Disorder, or ‘FACED. (The acronym serves as a reference to its popular remedy, also known as Why I Wish I Kept Wine in My Purse.) “When he drives, it’ll be way less insane,” my husband and I text each other before one of us shleps across town to play rehearsal

and triumphs. That I can make the assumption that they’ll go to college puts us in a privileged class, and I don’t take any of it for granted. Motherhood has also widened my heart for the rest of the maternal sisterhood. I see you other mamas out there, chasing down a lost binky in a parking lot in your work clothes and herding a bunch of 7 year-olds on roller skates into the birthday room at Star Castle. I see you putting back the fancy organic cheese because the paycheck only stretches so far. Some of you have children with chronic illness or developmental challenges. A lot of you are doing it all alone. I don’t care what color you are or what God you believe in or whether you can

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