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October 2008

Rocks may cover paper, but words can hurt more than sticks and stones!


Aaaand, t-shirt says:  "Yeah, I know, go to my room."

Living in a houseful of girls, who insist that shoving stuff into corners and hiding dirty clothes under the bed is, you know, cleaning, I sometimes forget that we have a son and I don't mean, like, I forget to pick him up from school (which is a good thing, seeing as my kids go to four different schools) or, that he's not listed on our tax forms, or anything.

It's just that, you know, boys are different.

Although, I really DO have trouble remembering which is which (all three of my daughters' names begin with the same letter) there isn't a day that goes by when my husband, Garth (not his real name) and I don't find ourselves praying for patience to NOT have to ring their little necks.

The Boy?  Well, I just send him to his room.  After all, he IS the only one who doesn't have to share one!


My oldest daughter is turning 15 in November (I know, but that's a whole OTHER blog post) and has this way of getting my attention, by making me believe that something in the house has sprung a leak, AGAIN.

"Can we talk?"

I had a feeling, it was NOT going to be good news.

"The Boy called me a name, today."

[heavy sigh]


"I'll talk to him about it."

I had a feeling, judging by the look on her face (yeah, I'm good at that) it was NOT going to be enough.


"Aaaand, have him apologize."



"I'm guessing, a crucifixion is in order."

After explaining to her what exactly that meant (um, we are in between churches, at the moment) I excused her sisters from the kitchen table (The Boy was playing a video game in the living room) and asked her to whisper it in my ear, anyway.

[eyes go wide]

Holy crap (yeah, I said it out loud) but, this one was going to hurt!

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Holy Hannah Montana, Batman - You've Been Ghosted!

Okay, so I was JUST able to get the Halloween decorations up, like, yesterday (I've been sorta, you know, busy) and today, well, there's a film crew coming over (I kid you NOT!) in, like, an hour and I still need to take a shower. What?  At least, my kids are clean!


Let's play!

I created this blogging meme a couple of years ago and had a lot of fun with it. It's time time we all tapped into our inner-child and go and ghost someone!

The rules are easy:

(1)  It's your turn to "ghost" three other bloggers.

(2)  Stop by their blogs and leave a comment on their latest post saying, "You've Just Been Ghosted -- Come Over and Grab A Puking Pumpkin!"

(3)  Copy and paste the puking pumpkin somewhere on your blog (either in a post or on your sidebar, perhaps) so that everyone can see that you have been "ghosted" and will NOT "ghost" you again.  This will also let you know who you can "ghost."

(4)  Feel free to link to this post (or a post of your own) for directions, grab the puking pumpkin and go "ghost" 3 bloggers on your sidebar (preferably, somewhere you haven't commented in a while, or a blog you've NEVER commented on before and/or new to the blogosphere) and dont' be afraid to share some linky love.

It will be fun to see how many "puking pumpkins" appear in the blogosphere by Halloween!


I'll start - my mother, punched your mother right in the nose, what color, wait...that's not right - I'm going over to ghost 3 bloggers:

Scribbit - Because, she's busy and probably needs a break, too!

FireMom - Because, Jenna has a cold and needs a warm fuzzy!

JayMonster - Because, he's sooooooo serious (all the time) and could probably use a puking pumpkin!

Don't have the time - no worries - at least, I've got a pumpkin up, somewhere, since, we never DID get the time to go and, you know, get one!

[hangs head low]

So, do you know anyone who could use a puking pumpkin?

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Flip-Worthy Moments: Why DO you blog?

Click on the arrow thingy, prominently placed right under my nose and makes it look like I've got a 'stache (ugh) and watch, as a professional dork answers your questions, live, sort of.

Any questions?  Feel free to share your own Flip-Worthy Moments and answer me this...HEY...why do YOU blog?

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Baby Blues: Interview with comic strip creators, Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott


(c) 2008 Baby Blues Partnership

My husband Garth (not his real name) and I are big Baby Blues fans - especially, after our oldest daughter was born - and the comic strip very well may be the original ‘parenting blog,’ chronicling the misadventures of parenthood.

Guess that's why we love it so much, huh Hon?

For those of you who aren't familiar with the strip - although, I can't imagine anyone, you know, who isn't - Baby Blues follows the adventures of a mid-30s career couple, Wanda and Darryl MacPherson and their 3 zany kids, Zoe, Hamish and Wren.

Recently, I had the extreme pleasure of interviewing the awesome creators of Baby Blues, Jerry Scott (he writes the strip) and Rick Kirkman (the gifted artists that animates the ideas) and am I the only one who thinks it's funny, you know, how they don't look anything like Darryl, or Wanda?

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Got Teens: Then, you NEED to be reading my blog!

My friend Jenn - whom I love dearly and needs coffee, like most mommies I know - has another thought provoking post (dammit!) about teens and the parents who blog about them.  Namely, me.  Because, you know, I am a mom, with teens, tweens, a precocious seven-year-old and I happen to keep a blog.  Or, two.


Well, it's like told Jenn:

"I've been blogging for 5 years now (4 kids all under the age of 10, 'nuf said) and, yes...the stories have changed...a little...but, it's still OUR story and I don't write about anything that I (or, my kids) would be uncomfortable sharing, in real life.

Although, my kids are in school full-time, my job is far from being done. I will have TWO teenagers, in a couple of months (ACK!) and personally, I feel that being their mom has become even harder.

However, my reasons for keeping This Full House remain the same - blogging is cheaper than therapy!"

Then, one of my kids goes and bleeds all over herself and what if I told you that the first thing I did was Twitter it?

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Flip-Worthy Moments: If You Give a Mom a Camera

Today's public service announcement?

Watch as an average, every day soccer mom attempts to vanquish boredom by explaining the meaning of the acronym, "SAHM" or, at least, tries to, anyways.

Warning:  It was the end of the day and, being already photogenically challenged, it probably doesn't help that I am NOT even wearing any lipstick!

Go in peace.

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