Monthly Archive for January, 2009

It seems like parents today get too consumed with spending as much time as possible playing with their kids. Don’t get me wrong — of course I think parents should spend time with their kids. But is it really our job to entertain them? Personally, I don’t think so. I feel that it’s vital to […]

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My Most Shameful Mom Moment

The scene: Our dining room table. The characters: Cody, age 3; Logan, age 1; the boys’ dad, Glen; and me. The situation: Both boys had begun to sport the shaggy, scruffy look, warranting a quick, home-style trim performed by an amateur barber, me. The background: Although I have plenty of experience snipping my own hair and the occasional trimming […]

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You despise the check-out lane. You’ve just barely gotten through the store with your sanity intact and, exhausted, stumbled to the front of the store thinking, “All I have to do now is buy this stuff and get out of here,” when you’re slammed with candy, gum, cheap toys and all sorts of miscellaneous items meant […]

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You know, it’s sort of weird that we get it in our heads that starting a new year gives us a “fresh start,” a “clean slate,” when really we can create these things any time of the year that we want. Having said that, I’m among the millions who think of the new year as […]

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