Monthly Archive for October, 2009

Vacation from the vacation

I never would have thought that I would need a vacation after my vacation, but judging by the amount of time I’ve been sleeping since I returned, this seems to be the case. It’s as if I didn’t sleep at all while I was gone. I’ve talked about my night owl tendencies before. I lean […]

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Giveaway winners!

Congratulations to Gianna Kranenberg of Cambridge, MN, for winning the Secrets of Happy Families giveaway. Congratulations also to Sandra Lopez of El Paso, TX, on winning the Baking Kids Love cookbook giveaway. Thanks to all who entered!

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I’m baaaack…

What a great trip! Not only did I get to personally meet and hang out with some of the poor chaps who listen to me on a daily basis at Freelance Success, I soaked up some much-needed sun, had a breather, and listened to some great how-to sessions. Thank you to everyone who participated in […]

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Thanks a lot, kid!

The new sign gracing Cody’s bedroom door: “No girls allowed??!!” I said indignantly when he showed it to me. “Well, that doesn’t mean YOU, Mom,” he said. I’m not sure whether to feel privileged that I’m given special clearance to his room or insulted that he evidently doesn’t count me as a girl. Do your […]

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1.  On weekends or other free mornings, your kids inevitably wake up at an unearthly hour, making it difficult, if not impossible, depending on their age, for you to catch a few extra zzs. 2.  Conversely, on school mornings or when they have to get up by a certain time, your kids are sure to […]

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Perhaps you’ve read my post about our incredibly unreliable and irresponsible Tooth Fairy? Well, this mystical collector of teeth has sunk to new lows. After days of watching in dismay as Cody woke up every morning, all excited about the money that should have been left under his pillow for his tooth, he finally decided […]

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I’m outta here!

I’m headed out tonight for a writer’s conference. Put on by my amazing and wonderful writer’s group, Freelance Success, this baby is, as luck would have it, taking place on a cruise ship leaving from Miami on Friday afternoon and headed to the Bahamas on Saturday. Best of all, my sister, also a writer and […]

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Public displays of nastiness

Browsing at a store the other day, I was treated to a loud conversation between a mother and her tween daughter. “Shut up and hold still!” I heard several times from the mom as the daughter tried to scoot out of her reach. The disrespect and frank hostility dripping from the mom’s voice raised my […]

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Yes, I nominated myself

Well, someone had to do it. So when I stumbled across the link to the Blogger’s Choice Awards, I had to nominate myself. You see, I’ve noticed these fancy blog awards on other bloggers’ sites that have caused me some major drooling issues. Oh, what I wouldn’t give for some sort of parenting blog award […]

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Cookbook Giveaway: Baking Kids Love

I received a complimentary copy of this beautifully illustrated cookbook, Baking Kids Love for review. The bright colors alone make you want to page through it, the layout is adorable and fun, and the easy recipes are perfect for kids. Product description from Amazon: Ready, set, bake! Baking is fun, a great way to connect […]

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