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An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

Today marks four weeks since my husband started his new job. Our lives kind of-sort of revolve around his work schedule - well that, homeschooling, tennis, and you know...daily life. But everything is sort of geared around his very hectic, often unpredictable schedule; if it didn't, our idea of being a family would be waving casually to… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

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So I Wiped My Dog’s Butt The Other Night

We are on our annual, fall vacation. No big deal, just a little jaunt to Central Oregon to visit my husband's grandparents and my great aunt. My husband drove us up, then after a few days flew home for work; the trip will end next weekend with him flying back to drive us back home.… Continue reading So I Wiped My Dog’s Butt The Other Night

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Well, I Guess I’m Not the Cool Mom Anymore

  Today was the last day of tennis camp. I did not send treat bags for all the kids. I did not bake cookies shaped and decorated as tennis balls. I did not bring special activities to add to the camp fun, like bubbles or hula hoops. I drove up in my SUV, and did… Continue reading Well, I Guess I’m Not the Cool Mom Anymore

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I watched Ricki Lake poop out a baby tonight…

...didn't see that one coming, did you guys? To be fair, neither did I. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me first tell you all about how I got into the position to see Ricki Lake poop out the baby to begin with. Today began like any other Saturday. Of course my husband was… Continue reading I watched Ricki Lake poop out a baby tonight…

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I Need A Babysitter Who Will Work For Free and Not Be a Bad Influence

We used to have a mother's helper. She came over two times a week, for three hours each time. She'd help with picking up around the house, dishes, lunch, homeschooling, and so on. For the three months she worked for us, it was great. Sort of. I got to leave the house to run errands… Continue reading I Need A Babysitter Who Will Work For Free and Not Be a Bad Influence

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Can We Just All Agree To Abolish The Term ‘Tween’ Already?

Sometimes I get the impression that my friends that are moms are not really my mom friends. I don't know if that makes any sense, but people I have known and called friends for years don't seem to really identify with me as a mother. We don't really talk about our kids with each other.… Continue reading Can We Just All Agree To Abolish The Term ‘Tween’ Already?

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Roses Are Red; Violets Are Blue; You Will Die A Terrible, Terrible Death

If you have been around this blog's block for a while, then you know I watch The Simpsons daily. I'm talking about reruns - we have roughly half the seasons on DVD and I watch them every night before bed, and also when I inevitably wake up at 3:13(ish) to ponder all of life's problems. I… Continue reading Roses Are Red; Violets Are Blue; You Will Die A Terrible, Terrible Death