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And now for something entirely different

Life is so weird, right? 3 months ago I was on track for a promotion to Director of Operations at the startup grocery store I’ve been working at for 2 years. I was working over 50 hours a week and missed my kids like crazy. There wasn’t enough time in a day to get everything done. […]

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I’m so lucky to be your mama

There are so many ways to say “I love you” and sometimes with little kids, they’re hard to hear.  Like when a child crawls into your lap sobbing, they’re often saying “I love you; you make me feel better and right now I need to feel better.” Whether I have sick kids, tired kids, angry […]

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The F Word, it’s not what you think.

I wrote a post about apologies a while back and now I think it’s only fitting to write a post about forgiveness. When people apologize, why do we say “It’s ok” instead of “I forgive you.”  Why is it so much harder to forgive people than it is to apologize? Apologizing says “I fucked up and […]

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FOX Cosmos Lesson Plans

Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan’s widow has helped create lesson plans for kids using the new Cosmos series with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. These are supposed to be for middle school grades and they’re a fine resource.  In my house, we’re more self-directed.  Maddy (10) and Grace (8) are very interested in the show. We DVR it […]

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Renting Weird Spaces

Surely you’ve heard of AirBnB.com, right?  This is the website where you can rent a furnished apartment in <insert name of city> just for the night or a treehouse or a log cabin or a house on stilts or even a private island. Just for the night, or the weekend, or the duration of your […]

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Duck Dynasty and Paula Deen. Are you really surprised?

First of all, I don’t watch the show.  My favorite rednecks are Honey BooBo and her family (including the baby with the extra thumb) So, apparently one of the characters (And yes, reality show personalities are characters… we only get to see an edited version of them) said some nasty things about homosexual people in […]

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So I met this guy in an elevator

I know I’m re-using the same first five words in the title of “So I met this Guy at a Truck Stop” And it might seem like a small and silly thing but when I was married, it would have been huge. My ex didn’t believe that men and women could be friends. Even though […]

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I demand an apology

Someone actually used this phrase toward me in all seriousness a few years ago. Can you imagine a healthy, intelligent and mature person EVER saying this? No way, right. Because demanding an apology is lame. Because if someone is truly sorry they will say it of their own accord. Because the word is meaningless if […]

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The Oprah Effect

I’m the one they call when they’re starting a new business. I’m not sure who “they” are, but I guess I could list a few of them… My ex husband and I ran a restaurant for a while, I’ve worked as a freelance writer and web marketer since 2007 and I think I have a […]

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On money and love

When I was married, we never seemed to have enough.  Of anything.  My friend Jen recently posted a status update on Facebook that said “Poverty sucks away your soul” and while I might have agreed with her back in New Orleans when my kids were eating spaghetti noodles with margarine “sauce” for the 8th day […]

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