This week I’ve had a cold off and on and have felt totally sleep deprived and like I need to nap constantly (which I kind of have). I can’t shake it. I even got some B-12 gummies in an attempt to boost my energy (I can’t take grown-up vitamins because they make me severely nauseous. […]

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  • francisco - Grease was bad in hindsight… but I shudder when I think about my parents hearing me singing the lyrics to Rocky Horror Picture Show… “touch-a, touch-a, touch me… i wanna be dirty”.ReplyCancel

Husband is a little concerned he’s becoming my blog’s ‘foil’. I can’t imagine why he feels that way.  I mean, think I’ve made it pretty clear that I adore that man. (exhibit A). And it’s a damn good thing I do.   If there’s one thing I love better than Target, John Hughes movies and […]

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  • The Queen Bee - Get a full in the smallest child’ s room. Get REALLY good sheets and comforter for smallest child. Tell smallest child to move the heck over or go sleep with your sissy, she’s scared and needs you!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Love the REALLY good sheets part. And it is a great idea. Smallest child has a twin + a trundle, but 1) usually impossible to pull out trundle in the middle of the night due to all the crap littering floor of her room, and 2) trundle mattress is ridiculously uncomfortable. Now more than ever, I wish our 4th bedroom didn’t belong to our 3rd daughter – BARBIE – and there was room for a real bed in there.ReplyCancel

  • Taylor Grace - What a great title for a blog- I love it! And thanks for leaving a comment so it could lead me to you!ReplyCancel

  • kammommy - i won’t say this helps Kurt stop snoring at all – but it makes me feel better. At night when he’s really snoring, like he can be heard 4 blocks away kind of snoring, I turn down the volume on the TV and hold the phone as close to his head as possible and press “record”. Then, at any moment I can pull out my phone and say “this is you!” and I feel a little better.ReplyCancel

  • Blair - If the snoring doesn’t get better after the cold/sinus stuff heals, he may want to get a sleep study. Might be sleep apnea and the snoring is prolly disrupting his sleep cycle (as well as yours).ReplyCancel

Since we’re building this online relationship, I suppose it’s time to come clean about an addiction of mine. “Hello. My name is Michelle, and I’m a celebrity* whoremonger.” *I do have some standards – I refuse to read anything about Brad and Angelina (cannot stand them), steer pretty clear of all things Kardashian and refuse […]

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Thing 1 has a new obsession.  Wait, let me rephrase that.Thing 1 has a new OBSESSION. One Direction, or as the truest of the true fans call them – 1D. For the past few months she has been INFATUATED (again, the capitals are necessary) by these 5 super cute, clean cut*, perfectly styled – and best […]

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  • Betsy - I am surprised to see Jordan Knight in the overalls in the NKTOB picture. I definitely would have pegged Donnie as the overall wearer of the bunch.ReplyCancel

  • Erin O'Riordan - I definitely, definitely feel too old to even want to know anything about One Direction.

    I was never a big devotee of any particular boy band, though I did go through a Spice Girls infatuation. I do still, to this day, love Duran Duran, though. I remember “Hungry Like the Wolf” from when I was little and my mom would put on MTV while she cleaned the house.

    (In case you’re wondering why I’m commenting on such an old post, I stopped by from The Vintage Apple, and the link at the bottom caught my eye.)ReplyCancel

  • Teri Biebel - I am a Duranie, tried and true. And I KNEW there was something about you that I felt drawn to! AND AND AND both my daughters are Directioners. I’ve written extensively on this topic both here:

    and here:

    Hope you enjoy and I wish you the best of luck with Thing 1. I’ve already got tickets for NEXT JULY’S 1D concert at Hershey. Kill me now.


  • Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms - On my goodness, you killed it with that final comment. I loved your whole history of Boy Bands, but THANK YOU for leaving out the ones that sucked! No one has time for that.

    My 14 y/o daughter was walking by when this was open on my laptop and she complimented Thing 1 on her choice of favorites, “Smart girl.” They probably could be besties now. 🙂

    Sharpie is having a 1D contest on their Facebook page where you upload posters you’ve drawn. My 11 y/o daughter actually said, “Hey that Duran Duran poster (from my memorabilia box, remember?) you drew was really good, we should just cross out Duran Duran and write One Direction.” Strangely, I was really pumped by that compliment. (Don’t you dare suggest it was laziness.)

    Great post! EllenReplyCancel

  • Toulouse - Ah, the enduring appeal of Duran Duran. Did you go see them on their most recent tour? I chose to let them remain the way they were in my memory forever rather than possibly taint it by seeing them today. Hee, her. I said “taint.”ReplyCancel

I’m not a fan of flying. At all. There’s not much I like about any part of it except (obviously) the fact that it gets me to a destination that I must want to go to badly enough to endure the hours of being trapped and jostled and hurtled through the sky at alarming height […]

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I’m a couple of days late posting favorites this week, which I’m quite certain has thrown off your whole weekend, but I’ve been surprisingly busy, and besides, there is really only one favorite this week: 1. MY BIRTHDAY!! – My birthday has always been my favorite holiday (don’t even try to tell me it isn’t considered […]

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