Archive for ‘July, 2012’

Making a scene at Ruby Tuesday

On a whim last week, I decided to take the kids out to lunch. It was hot, and I didn’t want to cook. Air conditioning +…

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Rules of etiquette for the 21st century

When I was about ten, I somehow – and I choose not to think too hard about this, as I’m not fond of the gifting implications…

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A conversation with a four year old (Heaven help me)

AIDAN: Mom, do you remember when I was sick? ME: Yes, I do. AIDAN: You remember? ME: Yes. AIDAN: When I was sick, I mean. ME:…

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I see a future in TV for both my kids… what’s unknown is the subtitling.

When I was five, I knew three things: Digging under the wall of the playground sandbox does not create a super fun tunnel but rather a…

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Apocalypse? Pshaw. I’m a SURVIVOR, bitches. ‘Cuz I’m a MOM.

This morning I was struck by a sudden realization: Everything I need to know to survive the apocalypse, I have learned from my children. Day to…

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The Olympics are coming in some number of days, and we will all shout weird stuff!

The Olympics are coming, the Olympics are coming! In twenty two? twenty three? twenty-something-ish days. I get confused counting days. Do I include the day we’re…

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When obsessive love goes off the rails.

This has been making the rounds on Facebook: I did not SHARE because I would not LOVE a guy like this. In fact, a guy like…

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Summer in the backyard… A picture really is worth a thousand words (sometimes)

I’m a writer, not a photographer, so I couldn’t help but throw the “sometimes” in there! But a change of pace seemed appropriate to today’s glorious…

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