Category: Blog
Why I Quit the Blogging Game

Considering that the title of this post references the fact that I have, for the most part, quit blogging and all the associated bullshit, it probably won’t get a lot of eyeballs or comments but the best part of letting something go is that you don’t even care anymore—and I swear I don’t mean that in a bitter, sour grapes […]

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It Was the Best of Times…

Last night I was looking at a post my daughter had put on Instagram before she went to bed. It was a collage of photos from this summer and she had tagged all the friends she’d made at her day camp, thanking them for the “most amazing summer ever!” It was really quite moving seeing a whole summer condensed into […]

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I’m So Sick of Lazy, Spineless Parents and Their Bratty Kids. There. I Said It.

Do kids have the right to not be touched by other kids if they don’t want to be? When I frame it like that, I’m pretty sure most people would give a resounding yes. In fact, I think anyone who isn’t some kind of freak would say “Absolutely!” And yet, when I asked someone to keep the kids in her […]

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Just Say Know

I was watching some silly movie the other night where Jim Carrey’s character takes a self-help course where you are are supposed to say yes to anything anyone requests of you. Of course, this leads to all sorts of comedic shenanigans and the hijinks ensue. But I was thinking that rather than saying “yes” to everything, I should take a […]

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Decisions, Decisions

Ughhhh…blerghhhhh….arrrghhhhh… Big decisions are afoot over here at my house. And if you know me well enough, you know that I am a worrier—but not one of those annoying worriers that constantly ruminates on their concerns—out loud—over and over and over until you want to jab a sharp pencil in one ear and clear out the other. No, I am […]

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Pet Sematary (kinda like the movie but not really)

It’s been the week of death around here…critter deaths, unfortunately. Yesterday, I had to go out and get a dead squirrel off the street in front of my house because the kids play out there and that would have really upset both of them. Plus, it’s just ewww to leave something dead in the street. Whenever I see that,  it […]

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Fifty Shades of Grey Discussed Via Text Message

ME: So I’m at the airport and I bought Fifty Shades of Grey FRIEND: No! ME: What? I was bored and it’s a bestseller. How bad could it be? FRIEND: It’s a creepy S&M book ME: I know, I know. This is “viral buzz” working its evil magic on another unsuspecting reader FRIEND: You’re gonna be all ‘Team Christian’ ME: […]

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Free-Range Parenting Fail or Accidents Happen?

My seven year old son has recently developed an interest in running which always makes me smile a little because this is not something I’d ever expect from him. Like his mom, he’s a very firm believer in never exerting himself too terribly much. Soooo…when he started asking to come along and run the track while my daughter and I […]

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Tired of Picking Up Socks? What Worked for Me

Of all the brilliant things I’ve put into place in my household, what I’m about to tell you may well be the brilliantest. I know, I know… It’s hard to imagine anything any more brilliant than Ritz S’mores or the Chore System of Awesomeness but hear me out and then decide for yourself. Two words. Three syllables. Are you ready?

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Kids and Their Neverending Wants: Total Ingratitude or Totally Normal?

What are you doing to keep from raising ingrates with a monster-sized sense of entitlement? Is it working or are you sitting there scratching your head like I am and trying to figure out where you went wrong?

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A Chore System for My Kids That Actually Works

Now I have two kids that have way too much stuff, one house that is way too small and not nearly enough time to deal with working, parenting, chauffeuring, cooking AND housekeeping. My solution? Put the kids to work!

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Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk

Hi Facebook. Can we talk? Because I need to tell you something. I don’t know how to say this so I’m just going to say it. I’ve been seeing someone else.

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