Oasis in the Summer

If Target had a theme song, that would be considered The Song of My People. But they don’t, sadly I was just inside the store with kids both sardine-ed into the cart when my oldest brother called me to talk about some family matters. I’m going through the aisles to pick up my various necessities-that-are-somehow-only-necessities-inside-these-doors, […]

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You’re a Dirty Hooker

This is the story of my adventure at the doctors office recently. Earlier this week, my husband came home from a business trip not feeling particularly fantastic. Being the logical man he is, he went into work anyway for two days. We had family coming in from out of town and he wanted to get […]

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Promised Land

I’d had this conversation repeatedly with fellow mothers along the road of parenthood. “What is the best age?” It’s usually asked by someone with deep dark caverns under their eyes, zero make-up, stained slept-in clothes, and a pacifier or bottle nipple hanging out the side of their mouth. I’ve been there. I remember it well. […]

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Thank you, thank you very much

Today was my son’s last day of 1st grade !!! …. well, if you don’t count six weeks of summer school he has to do. But we made it! His teacher had a family breakfast in the classroom this morning to which we all actually managed to physically make it there! Shocking. After getting situated, […]

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Princesses are NOT full of crap

My daughter is of an acceptable potty training age. According to my mom, she’s about six months past due, actually. Anyway, she’s also of an age where she loves Disney Princesses…. well, two of them at least. Cinderella and Rapunzel. (or “Tangled” as she calls her) I realized today while taking a shower – where […]

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You should never compete with your spouse. Unless you are training for a marathon or power eating. But how can you not? I try not to compete with my husband, but after being together 11 years, married for almost 8, 2 kids, 4 states, countless pets, and too many jobs it sometimes sneaks in. He’s […]

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Dear Target

Dear Target, I’m so sorry I contributed to the spread of germs in your store today, however, I really had no choice! After dropping my son off at school, i was staring down the barrel of day 3 home with sick toddler. I can only look at a snot covered face and the same four […]

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Civics Lesson

My son has one week left of school. Needless to say, things have been a bit hectic in our house as of late. His birthday (and party) were last weekend. My husband left the following day for a week long business trip. This is after only being home for one week from a three week […]

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Birthday Loan

My oldest is turning 7 tomorrow. SEVEN! It’s such a cliche, but i seriously don’t know where the time went. Other than the gray hair covering my head (under the dye job) and the extra *(% lbs i’ve gained since he was born, of course… and the lack of any bladder control, i mean, i […]

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