I’m Just Not Ready for Any of This
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Ugh…today is a hard day and it’s only 10:45am. It started last night with the huz and I talking about our ten year old daughter who is starting to ask questions about Santa Claus. Of course we want to be honest with her but 1) she asked when our five yr old was around, so we really couldn’t and 2) […]

Shame on YOU, Target
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Obviously, criticizing this ad would have been more relevant before Halloween (and YES,  I may have been the last person in North America to see it) but regardless, I think it was really crappy and mean-spirited of Target to: a) make kids feel bad about homemade costumes b) make moms who take their time, energy and creativity to craft a […]

I Can’t Believe I Wasn’t Invited
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I found this wrinkled, ripped up envelope, with what appears to be a shopping list for a party, in my front yard. How it got there and who these people are, I have no idea. But clearly my name is not on the list—which is probably for the best because there appear to be more girls than boys as it […]

30 Days of Truth – Something I Have to Forgive Someone For
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There are lots of things people have done to me that, while I no longer dwell on them, I can’t say I’ve “forgiven” them. Even so, I do believe forgiveness is a gift you give yourself; to release yourself from the burden of being angry or hating someone. I just don’t think it’s always so easy, particularly when someone doesn’t […]

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Someday I’ll Have My Little Dream Home
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In the handful of charmless cookie-cutter Florida suburbs where I grew up, most of us lived in one story houses covered with stucco known as “ranch style” homes. We had largely useless attics and non-existent basements, screened back porches known as lanais or patios and pools instead of backyards. We had nonsensical neighborhood names like Whispering Oaks Hollow, Cedar Knoll […]

If Only I Drank Wine
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I spotted this bottle while grocery shopping with my kids (See also: reason #347 to drink wine…preferably WHILE SHOPPING). But alas, I can’t drink wine anymore. It makes my stomach burn and then I get all flushed and hot (like temperature hot…not LET’S DO IT!!! hot) and then I fall asleep. But if I WAS going to drink it, I’d […]

30 Days of Truth – Something I Love About Myself
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Okay…this is really hard. Much harder, in fact, than picking something you hate about yourself. Do I pick something superficial like, say, my hair? Because I do like my hair a lot. Or do I pick something practical like my independence? Because I do like the fact that I’m very independent and self-sufficient and clever. You could take away everything […]

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30 Days of Truth – Something I Hate About Myself
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I know some people that couldn’t come up with ONE thing they hate about themselves. I, on the other hand, have a list as long as my arm. Oh, how I wish I could be one of those people. And I think that statement pretty much sums it all up. I hate that I’ve spent my whole life wishing I […]

Almost Syndrome
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My daughter wants a skateboard for Christmas. She has quad skates, inline skates, a Razor scooter and of course, a bike and she’s good on all of them so it doesn’t surprise me that she wants a skateboard now and really, I’m happy to get her one. Anything that keeps my kids off the couch is a big fat win […]

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Goosebumps on DVD

I vaguely remember the Goosebumps books and the TV show from well before I had kids but I was pretty unfamiliar with them until recently when I received two DVD’s to review. We got “Go Eat Worms” and “The Blob That Ate Everyone” and upon opening the envelope, my kids, ages ten and five, were chomping at the bit to […]

Wordless Wednesday: I Knew Those Dolls Were No Good!
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I’ve always hated Bratz dolls but I spotted this poor topless Baby Bratz doll at a local thrift store and I actually felt a little sad for it.

Katy Does Sesame: Yet Another Opinion
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So, as you’ve probably heard by now…Katy Perry taped a segment for Sesame Street, people complained and they scrapped it—all over the internet, people sounded off on the story. I watched the clip on BlogHer.com while reading a post called “Katy Perry Cut From Sesame Street For Turning Moms On.” In said clip, Perry is wearing a strapless dress and […]

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