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June 2007

Summer Vacation: Beneath these child-bearing hips, there lies the fragile mind of a mad woman- Day 11

After careful consideration - having spent the last 36 hours nursing a severely wounded cat and desperately avoiding any further instances of uncertain death - I believe that my husband may just be, you know, right, maybe. Can it be? Thinking on it some more - having spent more quality time traveling in our minivan, than not - I think I may be driving my children CRAZY! I mean, seriously, my kids aren't all that small, anymore and are tall enough to ride the bigger rides, even - well, except perhaps Mini-me - but, I say unto you...all ye moms,... Read more →

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Summer Vacation - Mom's unleashed and dancing with power tools, again - Day 9

I grew up in a rather industrialized area of Northern New Jersey - I know, try not to act so surprised - but, beyond the garden gate, lay a tiny oasis of perhaps the brightest hues and most abundant shades of green in the entire neighborhood. If it weren't for the smells - at the time, drifting over from the fully-functional dumps of Staten Island - you'd think we lived in the English countryside. Throughout my elementary school years, my father worked for a landscaping company and - though, people in the business would say that a landscaper's grass is... Read more →

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Summer Vacation - Humanizing while under the influence of children - Day 7

My parents have very close friends - my father and Mr. T. grew up together and escaped Hungary in the 50's - who recently lost their dog, unexpectedly. The kids and I were at a family function, yesterday and happened to run into them - yes, really, I tripped over air and nearly dropped a whole platter of chicken salad sandwiches - so, I took my cousin's advice, put the food down and struck up a conversation with Mr. and Mrs. T. They asked how our Doofus-dog was doing and after I finished telling them all of the Doofus-type things... Read more →

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Summer Vacation - Joy to the sun, surf and mommy swaps - Day 4

So, what are you guys doing this summer? For us - having spent all my life living on the east coast, where the day can change from sunny to GRAB THE FOOD and RUN FOR THE CAR in a matter of minutes - making definite plans ahead of time really depends upon the weather and having to learn NOT to, you know, make any plans, etc... Unless I check my local, regional and...what the heck, because I can!...national weather - gosh, but I love the internet! - and ONLY then, will I probably do what my grandmother always used to... Read more →

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Summer Vacation - quiet little blogging moments in real life, with kids - Day 1

Not many people know - in real life - that I blog and not many bloggers know - except perhaps a few, who I know in real life and are kind to stop by, anyway and leave a comment - that this blog is about as real as a life can get, with kids. Busy one minute, colorless the next and then there are those moments - you know, the kid-friendly kind of spontaneous we parents have learned to expect - that slowly begin to unfold and reveal their beauty, which simply leaves me wordless. Okay, the same can be... Read more →

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The Power of Blogging: A Shout out to all BlogHers, Blog Spotters, Lurkers, Maya's Mom and anyone else who's willing to take a stand for charity!

I've got a lemonade stand to pick, with you! Sunkist is calling all kids (7 to 12 years of age) to "Take a Stand" for their favorite charity and is offering over 10,000 lemonade stand kits free (while supplies last) in it's 3rd year of inspiring children to give back to their community. Take a Stand Day - to squeeze more fun into lemonade stand season, Sunkist is encouraging kids to jump-start lemonade sales in conjunction with the first-ever “Take a Stand Day” set for Thursday, June 21st and through the first weekend of summer. The kids and I have... Read more →

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Hump Day Diddy Dumbs - In praise of a middle child, sort of...

When Thing One was born, my husband and I couldn't wait to bring her home and welcomed our new roles, as mother and father to our brand new baby daughter, celebrating each milestone of "firsts" with equal amounts of enthusiasm and trepidation. Then, I became pregnant with Thing Two and - though, I couldn't wait and called my husband...at work...and gave him the results of the pregnancy test...while in the middle of a meeting with a client...because, I am all about informality - I was surprised to feel a bit worried about whether or not I was ready to separate... Read more →

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