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I know I’ve mentioned before that the Things are theatre kids. In fact, I wrote about the ups and downs of auditioning a few months ago when Thing 2 had just auditioned for Annie and for the first time experienced the heartaches of rejection (sort of). They live life with permanent stars in their eyes, dream of signing […]

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Because today is flu shot day. Not for me, but for Thing 2. Umm….I’ll take the flu, please? Seriously. You might tell me your kid hates to get shots, but until you’ve walked in the shoes that I’ve been walking in for the past 8 years or so, I do not want to hear it. […]

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  So as you know, Thing 1 turned 17 on Tuesday. Which got me thinking about a lot of things. Like how when you have babies everyone – everyone – who is older than you tells you how fast time will fly and you smile and nod but ignore them because you know for a […]

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Putting on my serious face again today. Geesh, this is getting old.  Don’t worry, I’ll be back to snarking soon. Check back tomorrow. But today is a momentous day…as well as a day that makes me realize how quickly time is flying by…a day that fills my heart with love and happiness and at the […]

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This weekend my little Thing 2 got her first taste of the highs and heartaches of showbiz. Before I tell you about that though, let me bring you up to speed. Since the time both of them could toddle, my girls have been living-room performers – dressing up, creating bizarre and hilarious characters, singing, dancing, […]

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Two things you should know right off the bat. 1. By “hanging out” I don’t mean eating popcorn and watching TV, and 2. By “Magic Mike” I (unfortunately) don’t mean Channing Tatum. Trust me, it will all make sense by the end. I have this friend, let’s call her ‘Dora’, that recently got divorced. (I’m […]

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Like most people, I count my High School and college graduations, my wedding day and the births of my children as my life’s major moments. Until today. With apologies to Saguaro High School, ASU, NAU, Husband and the Things, something happened earlier today that trumped them all. Scott Baio re-tweeted me. Wait….what?? SCOTT BAIO RE-TWEETED […]

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Time to slow it down and put on my serious face for a moment (but only for a moment, I promise). Since I’ve been a kid I’ve always loved to write.   When I was a teacher (back in the day), teaching those kids how to write was always my favorite part of their 4th […]

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