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The Christmas Box… Grace- wrapped with a bow

We were running out of more than money. We were running out of time. It was just a few days before Christmas. If there would be a Christmas at all.. it would be now or never. So….we spent the day Christmas shopping.  To be honest- we spent our rent. Yup. On Christmas gifts. We also hit the lottery of “instant…

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In which I can be late- even when I leave the house early. But- it’s not my fault.

We planned on being EARLY for school. No- really. We did. We were ready early. We left the house early. We even made it to the driveway: early. And that’s as far as we got. We were late. Again. It really wasn’t my fault. And, in the event that the local truancy officer is trolling blogs for offenses….I will blame…

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Auto flush toilets and the push to rush… (let’s pretend that rhymes)

I was just trying to do.. what one does in the bathroom… and I don’t mean bathe. (I wasn’t at home, and I try to avoid bathing in public, except for my hands which s culturally acceptable…)  And to be brutally honest-(Hey we’re already talking toilets what have I got to lose?)  I hadn’t been doing what one does, for…

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Embarrassed by a Rental, Cause We’re so Judgmental.

It’s not mine. It’s a loaner.  If I could, I’d put a huge sticker that reads just that, on each side of the car I’m currently driving. Not because it’s so rusty that I’m at risk of falling through the floor boards if I go through drive through and eat an order of fries. Not because the paint is but…

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I hate pumpkin and it knows it.

Half baked?  Been there. Burnt crust? Done that. Patio stone of burnt orange stink?  Done that, too. It can’t be my fault. I know how to cook. I can make homemade pasta, and my apple pies are epic. At least I thought I knew how to cook until I started my saga of Pumpkin pie baking. I have found 100…

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(Cheater’s) Apple Pie Tutorial

  Cheater’s Apple Pie (pre rolled crust FTW!) Yes, you can do this. I promise Pre-heat oven to 365 degrees Ingredients: 1 pkg Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust 3 lbs granny smith* apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 1/2 cups sugar + 3 Tablespoons reserved. cinnamon 1/4 cup flour + 1 Table spoon- reserved pinch of salt 1 tablespoon butter 2…

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Thankful for my bully…..in which, I want to be like my kid when I grow up.

“I’m thankful for my family, my neighborhood, my friends and I’m even thankful for -insert name of child bullying my boy here,- even if he’s being a bully right now.”  Noah S. 8 yrs old. I wasn’t sure how to respond. My brain sifted through his words in an attempt to analyze,  Was he expressing some sick co-dependant relationship issues?…

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The thing about hair dye- it lies….(caution: do not dye your roots on “one of those days”)

I should have known better. The day did not start well. I stumbled down the steps and landed in not quite fresh cat-puke. The coffee maker malfunctioned and leaked coffee all over the counter. Not once, but three times. (I kept trying to make it work… addicted, much?) After sopping up the coffee and drinking what could only be called…

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Awkward! Handling the awkward moments of mothering boys….

Modesty (Goal) vs. Reality: Modesty Goal: No mom wants to be the first naked woman her son sees. Reality: You may be. (And they may have a color commentary about the experience.) I was. Accidently. In my defense,  I’d just gone to my first bra fitting and was a little distracted by the overwhelming information I learned.  Such as: While…

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Funny (and not so funny) things about being a mom and having surgery…

Funny things about being a mom and having surgery (Or maybe just funny things about being me and having surgery..) : 1) Surgery means pre-surgical nesting. (I had no idea this existed- but the evidence is under my bathroom sink. I HAD to clean it out. No- I do not know why.And- if you looked under there- you wouldn’t be…

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