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Mentally Decorating My House, Mom Guilt, Shyness, ADHD, and Other Rainstorm Thoughts

July 7, 2020 / 2 Comments

Some deep thoughts and not-so-deep thoughts for you.

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So … It’s a LOT Right Now, Huh?

March 18, 2020 / 1 Comment

I’m used to working from home. I’m used to running kids to extra-curricular activities. I’m used to working from home with kids around, although I’m still generally terrible at it. But I’m better than I used to be. What I’m not used to is working from home while homeschooling AND keeping up with extra-curricular activities…

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Best Gift Idea for a 7 Year-Old Boy (Or Any Kid Who Loves Minecraft)

November 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

I never write product posts. This is not that sorta blog. So you’re probably expecting me to be snarky or something here. But surprise! I just have to share this with you because the holiday season is coming up and you probably need present ideas that don’t suck. Ohmygoodgawd do I hate buying something for my…

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Do You Stink at Throwing Parties? Here’s Help from Elton John’s Party Planner (For Real)

October 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

If I were to sit down and make a list of things that I’m good at, I’d probably include: making dinner out of whatever is around being 10 minutes late to anything that’s not a work function, wedding, or funeral, and justifying why I should have cake today (there’s always a reason if you think hard…

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The BEST ADVICE You Can Ever Give Your Kids: Don’t Procreate with a Jackass

August 28, 2015 / 1 Comment

We try to give our kids the tools to live happy, successful lives. But here, I believe, is the BEST ADVICE you can ever drill into your children’s brains and we just don’t say it enough: Don’t procreate with a jackass. You can use different words when imparting my suggested advice, but I think “jackass”…

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Party of Three No Longer

July 23, 2015 / 1 Comment

  A variation of this piece was published on on November 15, 2015.   The early days of the “blended family” project   Sunday morning Benjamin came padding into my room — make that “our” room — around 7. “Mom,” he said. “I was looking out my window and I saw a … wait,…

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