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Cock-a-doodle-do

My son has recently become obsessed with any and everything that features wheels. He has eschewed all of his toys that aren’t trucks, cars, or tractors, and each morning when he wakes up, he throws a fit until I open the window so he can look out onto our street and point to all of […]

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Apparently My Husband Thinks in Sci-Fi

The husband and I recently watched the movie Precious, and I was traumatized. I wanted to swoop into Harlem and adopt everybody and donate all my worldly possessions to AIDS research. I still do. Shudder. My infant gets a multitude of endearments bestowed upon her fuzzy little head, and the other day I looked and […]

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9 Ways to Organize Your Tweenager for School

What’s the worst thing a mom can hear from her middle schooler at ten o’clock at night? How about “Mom, I think I left my history study guide at school. Oh, and the test is tomorrow.” What can be done? Nothing, really. I mean, I guess you could stay up until midnight hunting relevant information […]

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Pregnancy Myths Debunked

Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your fifth, it’s nearly impossible to get a clear handle on the rules of which activities, foods, and drinks to avoid when pregnant. While there are countless do’s and don’ts swirling around the prego-sphere counseling you on what you should and shouldn’t do during your nine months of gestation, […]

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You can look, but don’t touch

People do a lot of things that annoy me. Wearing nude pantyhose (unless you’re a flight attendant, which, even in that case, is still pretty unacceptable), talking loudly on a cell phone when in a public place (dude, check if – you are not the most important person on Earth, and no one wants to […]

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Breaking Up Is (n’tso) Hard To Do

Cindy from Colorado writes:“I loved your post ‘How You DoinҒ on how meeting other moms is like dating – it’s so true! Have you ever had a Mom ‘breakup’? I just did, and it was pretty uglyŔ Oh, Cindy, I’m feelin’ you, girl. As previously written, when you’re a new mom, you’ll soon realize that […]

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Functional Filing System

My goal for myself this year being; To go through everything we have and bring it to order’. Tackling the paper issues in January makes the most sense to me as I want to have all of last year collected, filed away, and ready for tax preparation before I start adding 2022′s info. I have […]

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What Should I Become?

Last night, my son and my daughter had to pick their courses for high school for next year. My daughter had the toughest time because at 17 she still does not know what she wants to do for a career. No big deal – who knows what they want to become at 17? She will […]

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6 Rules for Putting Together Your “Forever” Wardrobe

What is a “forever” wardrobe? A mix of pieces that will stand the test of time. You will want to build your “forever” wardrobe over time and have it stocked with well-tailored, professional clothing for those job fairs and interviews, as well as for just looking well-kept and put-together. These are a few things over […]

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Cranberyy-Sauce Bread

My husband was so kind to do the shopping for me this week, you know the last-minute stuff you just think you won’t survive without for the Thanksgiving meal. I had a list…he didn’t use it, so I ended up with a few things I really didn’t want. One of those things was canned cranberry […]