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Tactfully opinionated mother of three, wife to one. Sometimes sarcastic. Ordinarily facetious... Conventionally skeptical. Often cynical. Surely under the misconception I can control it all!

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  • My sweet boy is a little sour right now
    on Apr 21, 2011 in kids divorce mothers parenting family
    Yowza! Let's talk about sassy kids over-sassing their mothers. By over-sassing I mean disrespecting. And by kids I mean Gil. The mother? Me.The consequence I came up with for Gil's recent behavior is a 7 o'clock bedtime. Did I mention he does not lik...
  • Where I profess my love for graphic designers. The good ones, anyway.
    on Apr 20, 2011 in internet blogging computer
    As my creative juices continue to flow - or, gurgle, sputter, and spit until the augger of my inner me dislodges whatever the hell was blocking said juices - I continue to utilize a resource I've never even met in person. Or spoken to verbally. Isn't...
  • Even though you can't hear, LISTEN TO THIS!
    on Feb 15, 2011 in movies facebook friends tv comedy
    Do you guys remember the episode of American Idol when Seacrest offered a congratulatory high five TO A BLIND GUY?A similar experience occurred last week when one of my dearest (and most intelligent...) friends was discussing her two thumbs up! for...
  • I may or may not be losing my mind
    on Feb 9, 2011 in hilarity honesty inspiration comedy
    Meanwhile, some girlfriends of mine and I are going to see Tom Green tonight. My memories of him include his fairly recent bout with testicular cancer, being married to Drew Barrymore, and his MTV show from the 90's that make my inner 15-year-old boy...
  • I have no reservations
    on Feb 8, 2011 in parenting good taste tv
    Wil Wheaton, Brian Bloom, Chad Allen, Ashton Kutcher. What do these boys have in common? They have each held a piece of my heart at one point during my lifetime. Granted they are no longer boys, and one isn't even interested in women (although tell t...
  • Bottomless cup of coffee for one
    on Feb 6, 2011 in kids divorce parenting
    There is nothing quite like the relaxing, quiet, coffee and alone time I get on Sunday mornings. Before the kids' dad picks them up for church, my responsibility is to timely wake and feed them, make sure they get dressed, and that they're clean. The...
  • Not only #1 but also #2
    on Jan 27, 2011 in kids parenting dogs
    Day one of Daisy's crating seemed successful. Not a lot of options for the pup when she's resting in her very own den - because that's what I hear crate advocates say a dog considers its crate - for about 6-plus hours. However, even after her two wal...
  • How long am I supposed to put up with this?
    on Jan 26, 2011 in parenting dogs
    One of the perks of inviting once-wild-now-domesticated animals into your home is their innate need to mark where they live. And by mark I mean piss. I choose the word piss out of sheer disgust. It is an ugly word for a dispicable behavior that these...
  • Because she has a lot to say
    on Jan 19, 2011
    My life experiences over the last several months, or years depending on how specific we want to get, have taught me I do not need to censor myself to please the masses. Or certain individuals who are incapable of being open to any reality outside of...
  • Life lessons
    on Dec 22, 2010 in kids mothers parenting
    Last night was an evening of Holiday Music a la my kids and their fellow Suzuki school of music students. Egan had been preparing for this event practicing Jingle Bells daily, several times a day. He was highly anticipating this opportunity to play w...
  • On keeping it real. Very very real.
    on Dec 15, 2010 in divorce
    If you feel like reading a cheerful humorous tale of this and that, this post is not for you. So far I've been pretty candid about my experience with divorce. Continuing to honor that, I will say that I have been a fool. Me being naive and underestim...
  • Our goings on
    on Dec 14, 2010 in parenting family blogging
    I do believe NaBloPoMo 2010 was the greatest successful flop I've ever achieved. What's with that, anyway? I mean, during my morning showers is when I come up with most of my content and by the time I actually sit down to put it all together... well.
  • Day 15: Bedtime shenanigans
    on Nov 15, 2010 in kids motherhood NaBloPoMo parenting
    Never am I disappointed with our bedtime routine. Sure some nights are better than others, like when your mom's visiting from out of town and you're all, I've got this great idea where GRANDMA gets to read you a STORY! while my feet are up, beer's in...
  • Day 14: This is way too good not to share again
    on Nov 14, 2010 in hilarity NaBloPoMo celebrities
    You may have seen this post at Dooce, but I'm going to repost it anyway because this shit? EQUALS FUNNY. I'm still grossed out by Mariah Carey.Jezebel's Comprehensive Glossary of Gifs.Enjoy!
  • Day 13
    on Nov 13, 2010 in kids NaBloPoMo parenting
    My first choice for this year's holiday greeting card.
  • Day 12: On Bidness
    on Nov 12, 2010 in NaBloPoMo parenting working mom
    I'm over here working toward getting a website rolling, purchase a domain name, and get business cards printed. I tried once already and it was such an incredibly lame attempt. To get business cards. This stuff takes a lot of creative energy to devel...
  • Day 11: On Pet Peeves
    on Nov 11, 2010 in NaBloPoMo
    People often ask you, "What's your pet peeve?" as if you're only supposed to have one. In my adult years I've worked really hard at teaching myself how to accept people and their behaviors, regardless of how they affect me, without reacting to them.
  • Day 10: Thank a Vet Day
    on Nov 10, 2010 in NaBloPoMo
    Today is my Friday in the middle of the week. The kids don't have school tomorrow and I don't have work. THANK YOU, VETERANS!
  • Day 9: Words have ears
    on Nov 8, 2010
    Words' ears must have been ringing with yesterday's post. While listening to NPR, I heard a bit on Save the Words; A recent effort by Oxford dictionary to find dedicated wordsmiths LIKE YOU! to first choose a word and then vow to keep it alive by usi...
  • Day 8: Let's build our lexicon, shall we?
    on Nov 8, 2010 in NaBloPoMo
    Demotic is my Dictionary.com word of the day. At first glance I read demonic which brought out an instantaneous giggle. Demonic is one of those words that first make me think of my kids. I'd be lying if I said I didn't also think of myself. And Linda...