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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Catherapy

Cats. Some people seem like they can't live without them and others just don't understand the attraction. Either way, cats can bring out the best (and worst) in their human counterparts. I mean, they do have a reputation of being a tiny bit self-absorbed and often times are considered to be not a very good, you know, people-type pet. Still. There are those times, during their seemingly endless days of captivity, when a cat can sense that something is off and their owners aren't feeling quite right, or perhaps the planets are aligned and the earth's rotation has shifted just... Read more →

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This Full House Giveaway #3: Rememberall

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New Jersey Moms Blog Launched, Today!

Last month, I was asked by the lovely Jill Asher (co-founder of Silicon Valley Moms Group) if I'd be interested in writing for an upcoming new sister site, for New Jersey mom bloggers. "Hey, you know, I'm from Jersey!" Well, yah...and DUH! Today, I am thrilled to tell you that the site has officially launched and...GUESS WHAT...I even got to write the introduction: New Jersey Moms Blog is a collaborative group of mothers living or working in New Jersey. Salty on the outside, but soft in the center, these East Coast moms are not only hip, they say what they... Read more →

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Love Thursday: Quieting the Demon Child Within

Being elegant, gentle, soft-spoken and a bit shy, by nature (no, not ME!) Thing One was born with a wonderful sense of being able to recognize, understand and empathize with what other people are feeling. Then, one day, she woke up and unleashed the demon child within. "I...HATE...MY...HAIR!" I mean, she is 14-years-old. It's cruel, you know. Afterall, she's a teenager [shudder] but, I see her as my first born baby girl. You know, the one with the headful of unruly curls and gummy-bear grin. It's like she's mysteriously metamorphosed, overnight. The older she gets? Heh. Well, NOW I feel... Read more →

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Hot Dogs and Warm Heart

My mom is still in the hospital, but she's doing nicely - thank you for your kind thoughts - so, I was able to spend the last night of spring break with my kids. But, I was emotionally spent and way too tired to cook. So, when my kids asked my husband Garth (not his real name) if they could roast marshmallows, I told them that we were all out of marshmallows (stupid food shopping) but, suggested that perhaps they'd like to cook their hot dogs on the fire pit, instead. [eyes go wide] "For real?" You see, 2 of... Read more →

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Beware: Bitch Session in Progress - Hold my calls and mind all the empty margarita glasses.

My mom had double-knee replacement surgery, last year (yes, it's just as icky as it sounds) and her and dad have had one medical challenge after another, since then. Life goes like that, sometimes - beautiful one minute, filled with suckage the rest. It's okay, though. I sort of imagine life as a giant 50 foot female, all hopped up on too much caffeine and experiencing a bad hair day, and expect it will probably try to bite me in the ass, more than once. Today, most especially, she is going to be a total BITCH! Mom is going back... Read more →

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Got teens - it's about time we had a Girl Talk, yes?

I remember the one (and only) time I ever saw my father flat-out drunk. It was New Years Day in 1978 (I was 14) and we were on our way home from spending the entire night celebrating at The Hungarian Club, but my twin brother and I had to help my mother carry our father to the car, insisting that he was just too "happy" to drive. We carried him upstairs, sat him on the bed and tried hard NOT to burst out in a fit of giggles, as he tried to pull his turtleneck off his head and somehow... Read more →

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