Monthly Archive for September, 2009

We know we can’t do everything, so why do we try? More importantly, why do we constantly beat ourselves up for not being able to do it all? I know there are countless times a week when I mentally berate myself for not getting X, Y and Z done. Am I alone here or is […]

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After spending days moving and designing my blog (which I’m not even finished with yet), I realized that I still hadn’t drawn a winner for my LeapFrog Tag Reading System giveaway. So today I did that, finally, using Random.org. I haven’t heard back from the lucky winner yet, but as soon as I do, I […]

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I will be moving my blog over to WordPress.org this weekend, so it may be offline for a couple days. I’m not sure how this will all work, but hopefully I’ll be back up and running by Monday. Thanks for your patience during this time!

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Just in case you haven’t increased your chances of winning the LeapFrog Tag Reading System bundle that I and 9 other bloggers are giving away by visiting their blogs, here’s another brief rundown of why I think these blogs are great. Blog Salad — Ron S. Doyle is one of the wittiest writers I know […]

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Gettin' my baby fix

My sister came over yesterday, bringing with her my 3-year-old nephew and my precious little 1-month-old nephew, whom I’ve been holding and cuddling as much as possible. They’re staying until tomorrow, giving me lots of time to get in a good dose of baby. He smells so good, makes the cutest noises and he just […]

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Just in case you haven’t increased your chances of winning the LeapFrog Tag Reading System bundle that I and 9 other bloggers are giving away by visiting their blogs, here’s a brief rundown of why I think these blogs are great, beginning today with the three whose contests are ending the soonest. Confessions of a […]

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Bumpaholics, part 2

I’m finally coming back to the horrifically offensive piece published by Women’s Health regarding “bumpaholics” that I posted about a few weeks ago. Along with the crimson vision-inspiring claims were a couple laughable ones. The author claims that part of the reason why women become bumpaholics is because they relish the attention they get while […]

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Repost: Our Disposable Society

The disposable mentality seems to get more prominent with each generation. My grandmother, who was an adult during the Great Depression, saved everything. She seemed to be subconsciously worried that something of a similar nature could happen again and she was going to be prepared. The only reason she doesn’t save everything she owns anymore […]

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Say it can't be so!

The following took place after school today: “Did you watch ‘The Fairly OddParents’ when you were a kid?” Cody asked. “No, that show wasn’t invented when I was a kid,” I said. “So, what DID you watch?” he asked, clearly awestruck by the fact that this particular cartoon wasn’t on when I was young. “‘Scooby-Doo,’ […]

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Let me begin by saying that in general, I have nothing but praise for teachers. Goodness knows they deserve much more money and respect than they actually get. Their job is raw-to-the-bone tough and often thankless and I, for one, have a heap of a lot of respect and admiration for them. Teaching is something […]

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