Monthly Archives: August 2011

What Do You Even Do All Day?

This isn’t your typical post about stay at home moms and how hard they work. I won’t be going on about how we’re teachers, janitors, nurses, etc. Though that’s all very true, this post is about my surprise about how … Continue reading

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The Hygiene Hypothesis, Take Two

Jo has a problem with germs. A big problem. She hates them and has waged full-out war with them, and I, for one, support her cause…at least armchair style.  You see, Jo’s motto goes like this: ” Avoid What You … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Homemade Hot Wings

There are hot wings and there are hot wings, and these come out smashing if you’ve got the time to prepare them. I make them for dinner sometimes, but they’re best made for the big game, to be honest! Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 56: Count Me Down…Another Leaving Trick

Problem: Your loving toddler cannot even bear the thought of a single moment without you, but you’ve got to run into the store for 30 seconds, and that 30 seconds would stretch into 15 minutes if you brought her instead … Continue reading

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Traitors

Lest I ever get an inflated sense of my importance, my babies are always ready to show me how easily their love and favor is dispensed. Got a piece of candy or a friendly smile? You’re in. As mom, on … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Cesspool, I mean, Preschool

So, it is Thursday. The babies should be well into their learning and playing at preschool. But no. They’re here with me. Watching Sesame St., no less. This is not because I feel I can do a better job teaching … Continue reading

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Plant Killer

I am a plant killer. I cannot keep potted plants. It’s beyond a black thumb; it’s ridiculous. I mean, how hard can this be? Aren’t plants at the bottom of the responsibility totem pole? Like, you tell your kids they … Continue reading

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The Dreaded First Day of School

I’m sitting here, listening to the whirring of my kitchen lights because for the first time in the 18 months we’ve lived here, I can hear them. It’s quiet here, now, too quiet. I work from home, so you’d think … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Fruity Salmon with a Kick

The best thing about fish and steak when you can afford them, is that they consistently provide a gourmet meal for the family, and yet take just ten minutes to cook. I have tried all kinds of fruity sauces for … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 55: The Juice Box

Problem: You’re going to the park / playground / mall / beach wherever. You’ll need portable drinks that won’t spill during carry, can be easily manipulated by a toddler, and are less likely to get sand / dirt in their … Continue reading

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