When your child brings home something Fugly


I so wanted to be the mom who is able to celebrate everything my kids do, to see the beauty in their attempts, to set up shrines to their endeavors. But I’m not. I’ve gotten over it, so you should too – let’s get that out of the way right now so that I don’t…

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Holiday couch shopping: coasters

It was a gorgeous day outside, about 85 degrees. The Ass took the kids to the park to ride bikes. I had the house to myself. So what did I do? Shopped online for coasters. The men in my life drink a lot of ice water, which in sticky weather like this leaves huge puddles…

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Organizing my life with AboutOne


[The following post was commissioned by AboutOne.com] I’m kind-of a disaster when it comes to organizing some things. OK, most things. My kitchen is really the only part of my life that’s organized, and it always stays that way – the spices are alphabetized, every single plastic container has a matching lid, and everything has…

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