My apologies for missing last week’s installment, you guys. It’s not my fault. It’s Thing 2’s. But really, now that my whole Bachelorette crew is home and hyped up about this season we have to watch every episode together. That’s what makes it fun. I mean, it’s usually the rest of them that come up with the […]

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  • NinaN - I still haven’t been able to force myself to watch any of this season. So a huge thank you to you and your family for making the sacrifice for me. Why are the dates on Bachelorette always soooooo lame?ReplyCancel

  • Judy George - You pretty much covered it all (unlike Joe’s diaper) but I was so confused by the rose ceremony at the beginning of the show and the bit with Kupa, then I realized I either didn’t watch the previous show or blocked it from my memory – so thanks for clearing up a few things! Ugh – so grossed out by JJ and Clint (can’t stand JJ’s mouth!) and the horror room and rolling my eyes over Tony – couldn’t figure out why she gave him a rose EVER! Are ratings slipping or something? First all the corn fed dates with Chris Soules and now all these stupid ones for Kaitlin – TPTB feel they have to change the format? Thanks for suffering thru for us!ReplyCancel

One week, you guys. It’s one week until summer officially starts in my house. Sure, Thing 1 has been home for a couple of weeks already, so her summer is well underway, but Thing 2 still has a week to go, and I don’t count summer as starting until I can sleep in until 9:00 […]

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  • Kayla Lechtenberger Bohlen - You have to add Pontoon by Little Big Town. Such a fun hang out by the lake song.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy - as a fellow Minnesotan, can’t help but notice a lack of Prince. I would add both (or either): Crazy and Little Red Corvette. : )ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Ah! Caught me! As a kid of the 80’s AND a 17 year Minnesotan, it’s criminal that he’s not my fave, BUT those songs you mention are like the only two that I do love! Good suggestions!ReplyCancel

  • Special crazy mom - Shut Up And Dance is big in our household, I think more bc the 5 yr old can yell “shut up!” really loud without getting in trouble.
    Call Me Maybe is my guilty pleasure summer song. Just can’t help it. Also old school, “summer” by The Cars. And Blister in the Sun, by The Violent Femmes.
    In high school my track team drive to Fla listening to them, as well as The Beach Boys. Good times….ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Love Violent Femmes and “Blister in the Sun” is a DEFINITE memory jerker! Adding it. Thanks!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Snarkfest - You had me at White Lines……

    How about Planet Rock by Afrika Bombaataa. That was my JAM back in the day.ReplyCancel

  • Jenna Hillman - That “Cheerleader” song will get you bobbing your head…ReplyCancel

So it’s been a whole week since this season’s installment of self-loathing began, and I just got around to watching the three hour, historic Bachelorette premiere with the fam this weekend. You guys. What. The. Hell. But really, I could’ve saved two hours and 55 minutes of my life and infinitely more self-respect had I just […]

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  • NinaN - Yaaaaaay!!! I think this is my favorite bachelor/ette recap ever! I was not able to bring myself to watch those first two episodes. Maybe this week…..ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Fahrenbach - I was so glad Kaitlyn was The Bachelorette…for a lot of reasons. One of which was your recapping!ReplyCancel

Dear faithful YMFT Bachelor recap fans, I have good news for you. Sort of. (Here’s the part where I get you excited for a second and then [possibly] let you down gently.) You might remember how I’ve repeatedly said I won’t recap The Bachelorette anymore since I recapped Des’ season two years ago and lost half my […]

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  • NinaN - I’LL TAKE IT!!!!! And thanks for the heads-up; I forgot it starts tonight!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Hawkins - great – thanks for the compromise …now I am officially cheering for KaitlynReplyCancel

  • Jackie Owen - Thanks!!1I’m one of your 32!! I’m in MN too..I know what you mean!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Lechtenberger Bohlen - I’m one of 32 too! Glad you’ll be recapping if only abbreviated- Yay!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue K. - Can I get an AMEN? Woot woot!!!! I’m one of the 32, obvs.ReplyCancel

  • One Funny Motha - Sounds good to me.ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Fahrenbach - Make that 33 people. I’m new and I’m in!ReplyCancel

Today my baby girl turns 14. Fourteen. What a sucky age. But really, do you remember it? No? That’s because it probably sucked. Think about it. At 14 you were at puberty’s peak and at the mercy of the multitude of hormones that were making your emotions run the gamut from elation to devastation that all took […]

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  • Nikki - Our daughter will be 14 this fall…you hit the nail on the head!ReplyCancel

You guys, I’m a failure. For the past two years I’ve been trying fiercely to halt the hands of time, and I just can’t. A year ago, as I was staring in the face of my daughter’s graduation and her impending departure from our little nest, I wrote a short post (one of my favorites) about how […]

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  • Snarkfest - Never was this more true than this weekend during our trip to WVU. Took my oldest out, she had her audition for the Marching Band and then we went to the Blue/Gold football game they had that day. During halftime, the band director came out and made the surprise announcement that the West Virginia University Marching Band will be marching in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The excitement was unreal and my oldest was beside herself with excitement. So while high school is coming to an end, her college days are just beginning, and there are a TON of great memories yet to be made.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Oh, that’s SO exciting!! I’ll be watching! 🙂ReplyCancel

I have a problem: an addiction, if you will. It’s not new. This has been something that I’ve been struggling with for the past 10 or 15 years, and it’s an issue that I’ve tried many times to overcome, unsuccessfully. The interesting thing is, this problem doesn’t bother me. If I’m being honest, the [failed] attempts at […]

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  • Snarkfest - My mantra: If it’s not black, put it back.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Proof that we are meant to be lifelong friends.ReplyCancel

      • Jennifer - I have the exact same closet, except my only color is berry/wine/deep pink.ReplyCancel

        • Michelle - Ooh! Love those colors! Actually, if I’m going to wear a color, it’s usually a deep wine (and I’m not talking about what sloshes out of my glass 😉 ).ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Thomas - I’m the EXACT opposite. I feel uncomfortable in black, gray, white and brown. My closet is a rainbow.ReplyCancel

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