A Tale of Two Sons.

September 20, 2011

Most of you guys probably already know I’m the proud mama to two future men. Oldest is turning 9 this weekend, ugh. Youngest is 5 1/2. They share the same parents, a passion for Hot Wheels and an obsession with baked goods, but other than that, they’re just about as polar as you can get. […]

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Brain dump. Forgive the typos.

September 16, 2011

I did an odd thing this morning. Well, I guess two odd things since I’m finally writing a post. But the first one was going for a walk, sans Pandora or talk radio blaring in my ears. I forced myself to be still. I know, difficult to do while walking, but what I mean is […]

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Without much of a cause.

August 25, 2011

Embracing a milestone, she gathered all remaining rebellion and dyed her hair 2 shades darker than anyone in her world would appreciate. I feel like the kid who came home from summer-long camp only to discover the house renovated and mom smiling a lot more. The ladies at the Red Dress Club have been busy […]

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An oldie but a truie.

August 17, 2011

This originally went out into the world the same week my first born started kindergarten – August of 2008. I’ve re-posted it each August as he enters every new grade. We’re now up to 3rd. Sigh. This year, I had to change it up a little as my newest, and last, kindergartner starts his adventure. May […]

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Like voting or dropping a dime on your neighbor running his sprinklers, consider this your civic duty.

August 10, 2011

I have a lifelong, dear friend who is kind enough to come around these parts and usually tell it like it is. You guys know her as NavyWife. I know her as ex-party girl who once helped me hide liquor in a frat house turned Super Mom to four kids who now keeps the home […]

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In case you think I’m a 100% cold-hearted cynic.

July 18, 2011

I was born to a Disney Family. (August 1974 – Disney World. That’s me passed out, exhausted from too many hours of pure bliss. Difficult to tell, I know, with that hairdo. Yes, my mother was excited to have a girl. That’s my older brother holding my Pooh and sucking his thumb, sorry brother. That’s […]

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Failure is the only option.

June 21, 2011

Being on the sidelines of blogging is an interesting place to exist. I find myself with more time to poke around and really feel like an idiot parent. The most recent infraction added to my rap sheet – I chose to have my sons circumcised. I know! Turns out I’ve ruined their sex life because of my (actually […]

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Not exactly motivational poster material.

May 16, 2011

North Texas has recently been blessed with weather the likes of which I’ve never seen – mid May and 72 degrees. Are you kidding me? I’ve proclaimed my emerging love for this state in the past, but now I’m prepared to do dirty things to it just so that I might stay. In an effort […]

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A different perspective.

April 19, 2011

Today marks the third time the 19th has come around since my friend passed in January. I’ve blessedly moved beyond that point in early grieving when you have to remind yourself that your loved one is gone. Now I smile when I think of her, wonder how her family is doing, say a prayer for […]

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And the winner is…

April 12, 2011

Sorry for the delay. Youngest slept in (Yay). More writing was accomplished (bigger YAY!) The lucky winner of not only The Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Life, but also Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife is….   Yes Mother, I know I need to work on my penmanship. Congratulations Tracie at from Tracie! I’m […]

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