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No Gifts Please

We’ve all seen this right?  On a kid’s party invite. . .”No gifts please.”  Hell, I’ve even put it on invites myself. Still, every time I see it I break out in a heart-pounding cold sweat.  Panic. Why?  Why do parents do this?! I know exactly why I’ve done it: BECAUSE I DON’T NEED MORE CHEAP-ASSED SMALL PLASTIC PARTS CLUTTERING
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Mommy To Keep It Movin’

There was a time, not so long ago, when I was willing to give almost anything for Mac to just shut up and amuse himself for five minutes. . . Just so I could load the dishwasher or brush my teeth without fear of him harming himself or something. . .without hearing him scream out for help in frustration over
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The Baby Won’t Eat, The Toddler Won’t Nap, and The Dog Has a Drinking Problem

Things have been busier than usual.  Easter, friends, travel. . .trying to get stuff done around the house. . .minor car issues. . . Anyway, it’s been a lot of ripping around – with two kids in tow.  It’s making me exhausted and I’m pretty sure we no longer have any semblance of routine. And that’s making me even MORE
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Happy Easter!

I miss writing.  Just so busy with these little monsters. . .err. . .blessings.  XO to you all. . .Happy Spring.  Good Passover. . .Happy Easter. . .

Life Lesson: The DUMBEST Argument EVER!

I think it’s well established that I’m a little um particular about things. . . Ok. . . You got me.  I’m a type-A, control freak. . . And I’d probably be a perfectionist too if I weren’t so damned lazy.  . . Anyway, I am.  I just am.  This is what I do.  . . And I like to
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Shoplifting Requires Intent, Right?

It’s been a long time since I passed the Bar. Or actually GONE to a bar. Sigh. You know where I am A. LOT. these days? TARGET. Yep.  That shiny new Target just down the street.  Its beautiful red bullseye beckons almost daily. My Husband has the shameful receipts to prove it. WHAT?  The kid needs formula. . .might as
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Ending the Bedroom Dysfunction

So remember last summer when I was trying to figure out the best sleeping arrangements for all of us? Right. I thought I had a workable set up. Turns out I was WRONG.  WAY WRONG. Ever since, we’ve been in a state of mild to moderate bedroom dysfunction. I’ll admit, some of it was short-sightedness on my part.  I completely
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This Play Group Is On. . .Like Green On a Lime Jello Dino

So recall about a month ago we received an invite to a playgroup from one of our fabulous neighbors? I was out of sorts about it.  Because well, we’re US.  And our neighbor is stunning and seemingly unflappable and well, just seems so much more with it than I am. Of course, practically everyone is more with it than I
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Reluctant Mother Loses More Than A Small Chunk Of Self

So, I’m getting to be “that age.” You know what I’m talking about, right? That age where you shouldn’t really take your health for granted.  That age where you can’t guzzle wine until 1:30AM and still function the next day.  That age where you know people your own age who have serious health challenges.  That age where when you find
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The Brain Trust (Plus A Pizza, A Peep, And Our Pets)

So at this point, thanks to my horrific posting regularity, I likely have about three readers left. . .and that’s only if I text the link to my own Mother.  Otherwise, she won’t read either.  . .Sigh.  I’m committing to getting back on track.  I AM.  Big thanks for hanging in there with me! In the meantime, let’s talk about
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