Category Archives: family life

  I’ve always been a ‘glass half-full’ kind of a girl. Pollyanna, Anne Shirley, Leslie Knope — those girls are my peeps. My mantra for pretty much all of the stressful situations in my life — my adult life, at least — has been, “things can always be worse.” When I had each of my […]

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I’m a child of divorce, several times over. Well, technically twice, but since my mother and step-father split up and got back together a time or two unofficially before making it official, I think I can safely call it ‘several’. You might say I grew up without a very positive example of what a successful […]

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In six days school will be out and I’ll have my girls home all day, every day, for 84 days. YAAaaaaaaayyyyyyyy?? Seriously, other than not being able to lie about how many naps I really take or how much time I spend daily on Facebook and Twitter and HuffPostCelebrity and E!Online and People.com I am super […]

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Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and this year, I’ve made a wish list. The end.    Nah, there’s more. I may have grown(ish) up kids who don’t wake me up at dawn or watch me pee, but there’s always more. Listen, I love my kids fiercely; I love their hugs and homemade cards and […]

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Like most families who aren’t Amish, hiding in a bunker or employees of Nickelodeon, our family loves Disney movies. Princesses, beasts, witches, sea-urchins, talking jungle animals – we love them all.  In 1995, Disney blew our minds with Toy Story. If you were a parent then, you’ll remember how astounded you were by the computer […]

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I spend a lot of time here talking about my favorite things and stories and people, but I need to be clear on something. I’m not all rainbows and unicorns (Husband is nodding his head to the point of whiplash as he’s reading).  A lot of things irritate me to all hell. So I’ve decided […]

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  Ever since my girls have been babies, they’ve both been supremely picky eaters. As in “will pretty much only eat foods that are white or beige or orange” kind of picky eaters. They don’t even eat normal “kid foods” like spaghetti sauce or chicken or hamburgers (unless it is a McDonalds emergency and then […]

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This is the one where I tell you how I waited for three long, bitterly cold months to spend a week in the delicious warmth of the Arizona sunshine reuniting with family at my nephew’s wedding and sitting by the pool visiting with lifelong college friends and then got sick on the first day and […]

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If you know me, or have been a reader of this blog for the past year, you know or have heard me say (more than once) that my skin tone is pretty much that of the underbelly of a frog. I’ve told you, on occasion, about Edward Scissorhands, my dermatologist, who in the past five years […]

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