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Bad Mommy!

Just in case you haven’t gotten your daily dose of working-mom guilt (or, heck, just the usual everyday mom guilt)…

“During the past few weeks, our preschool-aged son has been trying to play games that are too violent for his classmates,” Juli tells “We’ve been trying to work on the problem with the teacher, but each morning’s drop-off has become a guilt and angst-filled time for me, in part because I can tell the teacher is trying to be nice but is so obviously annoyed by my child that I can’t control!”

The teacher is right.  Playing games, hurting our friends and “stabbing” them in the back shouldn’t start until at least third grade!  Or whenever they’re old enough to start watching and learning life lessons from The Hills.

And the guilt trips don’t end there.  Oh no.  Jennifer in St. Cloud, Minnesota, found this note in her son’s lunchbox (along with most of a ham sandwich).

Or… perhaps Ivan is just considering converting to Judaism, but is too scared to tell his mom because of her devout Catholicism.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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