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September 2008

Motherhood may not always be beautiful, sometimes it's pretty freakin' GLAMOROUS!

[10/20/08: Wanna read all about my adventures in Hollywood? Visit, Glamour Reel Moments: When Mom Bloggers Unite - Day 1 and Just Another Mom's View From the Red Carpet - Day 2] Funny thing, motherhood is. There are times when it comes easily. Simple little moments of joy and peace that goes along with nurturing a family I have spent nearly all of my childhood dreaming of. Then there are days when I'm, literally, tearing my hair out and desperately searching for the nearest exit. First, there was the thing with my dad (his recovery is going well, thank goodness!) then my eye doctor found something "funky" show up on a couple of tests. "It could be nothing, or it could be serious." Okay, being a glass is half-full kind of gal, I'm thinking...nothing...and then he goes and makes an "emergency appointment" with a specialist, the next day. "But, serious... Read more →

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Six Easy Steps to Surviving Back-to-School Night

Personally, I know a lot of parents who look forward to attending their child(ren)'s back-to-school night and see it as either a joyful escape out...alone...without the kids, or an important ritual marking the beginning of a new school year and not to be missed under any circumstances. However, I am NOT one of them. Having 4 kids attending 4 different schools, this year (yes, in the same town) I feel it safe to say that its starts to feel old after a while (like me) and, quite frankly, I could think about a million other things to do OTHER than leaning against a cement block wall, in a standing-room only crowd of people, and listening to the same thing, over and over again. Even the laundry starts to look good and just thinking of ALL those parent/teacher conferences is enough to make me want to hang onto summer, just a... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday: Autumn Clouds

When fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass ... it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you. ~ Stephen King, Salem's Lot Check out the Official Wordless Wednesday HQ Tag, you're it: Wordless Wednesday -------------------------------------------------------- Latest Review & Giveaway: ZwinkyCuties.com © 2008 This Full House - All Rights Reserved. Delurking is DeLovely! Read more →

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"I Hate You" - It's totally personal!

My husband had to work this weekend, so I spent the majority of Saturday sitting on the sidelines and watching my kids play soccer - not to mention, counting my blessings, thankful that my two oldest, you know, don't play - and, when Mini-me was through, I dragged my chair over to the other side of the soccer fields to watch the second-half of The Boy's game. "I'm going to kick your ass!" [eyes go wide] My head whipped around, so fast, and - judging by the look of the OTHER mom's face - I'm pretty sure that my voice may have changed from the force! "WHAT DID HE JUST SAY!?!?" [nodding head] "He just told your son that he was going to kick his ass." That's what I thought he said. "Hey, Number-Eleventy...the mouth...there's no ass-kicking in soccer!" Later, I come to find out that my kid wasn't the... Read more →

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Martha, Martha, Martha

Did you see it? You know The Blogging Show on Martha Stewart, yesterday? Did you see me? Yeah, I was there. Got all dressed up (i.e. no pajamas allowed) brushed my teeth and everything to schlep all the way into the city, from Jersey. Stood on line behind Mario Bozquez, shook his hand and - when one of Martha's producers thought I was actually a radio personality, I introduced myself as, "Liz Thompson and you probably don't know me, either." [blank stare] So, what's Martha like in person? Couldn't tell you, Martha's secret service wouldn't let anyone get close enough, understandably. The woman is really, really famous and her bouncers were very, very scary looking. Photo Credit The view from the nosebleed seats - I was surprised to see Martha take direction, very well and there was always someone, shooshing her hair, or telling her what to do. She took... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday: Doghouse Bouquet

This was left on my doorstep, the other day. To tell you the truth, I was slightly disappointed. Still, I have to admit, someone came up with a pretty slick ad campaign - I wonder what her name is? Check out the Official Wordless Wednesday HQ Tag, you're it: Wordless Wednesday -------------------------------------------------------- Latest Review: StopandShop.com © 2008 This Full House - All Rights Reserved. Read more →

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Junior Chefs of America: A cooking show Q&A session with real kids, too!

Meet the Jr. Chefs of America on Good Morning America (9/24) and as they participate in a Q&A session with my kids! Growing up with Hungarian parents, I was one of the few kids in school who knew how to cook, or was used to eating, what other families typically threw away - like, eating the marrow out of soup bones - ironically, our "peasant-style" cooking is what most chefs would consider as delicacies, today. My kids, not so much. Frankly, if it's not microwavable, served on anything but white bread, or covered in cheese, they probably won't eat it. UGH! Yeah, I'm afraid that giving in to picky-eater-syndrome has taken it's toll and, just once, my husband and I would love for them to sit down and actually enjoy ONE meal, together! So, every Friday, I'm making the kids cook US dinner. You see, I was introduced to this... Read more →

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