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Moms Should Know When to Just Shut Up and Listen
Moms Should Know When to Just Shut Up and Listen

Soooo…the other day my daughter and  her friend were in her room playing this “Party Truth or Dare” game that she got as a b-day gift. It’s kid version so there’s no “I dare you to give so-and-so a lap dance” kind of stuff going on—well, not that I know of—I mean I didn’t look at EVERY card. Anyway, my […]

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The One Where I Eat My Words
The One Where I Eat My Words

A couple years ago, I wrote a post about how I didn’t want my daughter to get involved in cheerleading even though all her friends were doing it. I listed a variety of reasons why I thought sports would be a better choice and how all the cheerleading I’d observed involved a lot of inappropriate (read: stripper-like) dance moves and […]

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Dear Universe, You Totally Win
Dear Universe, You Totally Win

So…my son didn’t get into the same school my daughter goes to. When we got her in there four years ago, the rule was that if one sibling was admitted, younger siblings would be admitted, too. Unfortunately, that rule has changed (due to class size amendments) so now I have two kids at two different schools. My son will never […]

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Social Networking Shame
Social Networking Shame

Social networking… Every day is like a mini class reunion—so much fun and yet so much potential for shame. Yeah, it recently occurred to me that when I meet up with old friends on Facebook I’m kind of embarrassed about never having left the town in which I went to college. I might as well just put “Hi! I just […]

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The BP Oil Spill is Your Problem, Too

You know what happens when news coverage of a shocking topic is on 24-7 for months? People become numb to it. They get tired of hearing about it. They feel powerless. Any outrage they may have felt is replaced by resignation. I know this because it’s how I feel about the “war on terror.” But that’s been going on for […]

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Snippy Thoughts: Baby Edition

In chronological order… Baby Bump – For the EFFINGLOVEOFGOD, it’s not a BUMP. It’s a baby and a belly and just…JUST STOP SAYING IT. Because it bothers me. A lot. Push Presents – Um, newsflash—the BABY is the reward! But on the off chance that your new baby isn’t enough of a bonus for you, the long-term reward comes in […]

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Please to be Interventioning Me

First off, let me say that I’m not a fan of McDonald’s. Other than the Southwestern salad, I find their food largely unappetizing. Now, that doesn’t mean I won’t eat a fry or two because okay…their fries are pretty tasty. But the burgers are weird and have little hard things in them and the nuggets, despite claims to be all […]

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Besties or Groupsies?

Should Adults Be Tinkering with Kids’ Friendships? I just read an interesting post today on Blogher about kids and best friends. In a nutshell, some don’t think it’s healthy for kids to have strong friendships with one person or, I suppose, a limited number of people and that adults (teachers, camp counselors etc) should intervene (by separating them) and encourage […]

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Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

This is just a little love note to my readers and even more so, to my commenters. I don’t give anyone much of a reason to come back here on a regular or even semi-regular basis. I know that. But you guys are always here for me, regardless. You lift me up when I’m down, you shoo away my overwhelming […]

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Identity Crisis

I’ve had many identity crises in my life. The worst was when I became a mom. I just didn’t know who I was anymore and it took a good long time to settle into this mom role. Eventually I sorted it all out. I know who I am. I don’t need my name sewed into my underwear. Nope. But I […]

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The feeling. It’s subtle but it’s there…quietly threatening. The only way to describe it is to say that I’m starting to feel disconnected from everything around me…again. I hear you, I see you, I talk to you—but it’s like there’s glass between us; between me and the world. It’s like a…precursor to depression; not as bad as the real thing […]

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Life, the Universe and Everything

I recently removed myself from a situation that was making me really unhappy. Actually, it was making me more than unhappy. I was stressed all the time; I felt distrustful of the people I was involved with and constantly felt enveloped in negativity. I had originally entered this situation at a friend’s request. It seemed like it would be fun […]

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