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October 2010

Just Another Idiomatic Friday
(Translates Very Well to Mondays)

We were all sitting at the dinner table (yes, at the same time, must have been a full moon, or something) don't ask me which day (I forget) when my oldest daughter (she's 16) lamented the fact that my youngest daughter (who is 9) isn't much of a girly girl, anymore. "My friends think it's cool I'm a tomboy!" This year. "Who am I going to dress up and put makeup on?" On the one hand, the thought of Holly playing with her baby sister, without having to be asked or paid...real money...is very cute. "But, mommy lets YOU wear... Read more →

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Girls
(All Growed-Up)

I was cleaning out their closet, the other day (which, admittedly, I don't do very often, because, it's REALLY scary in there) when I came across this picture aaaaand, I had a major heart squeeze, right there, in the middle of the sock basket. Nope, don't know how THAT happened...either...but, it WAS a whole lot quicker than I thought. Stupid closet!!! Check out the Official Wordless Wednesday HQ Tag, you're it: Wordless Wednesday © 2010 This Full House Blog / TFH Gone Shopping Read more →

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In Which I Discuss My Girly Bits in Manly Terms

[Source] I went out to lunch with a mom friend, who also happens to be a pharmacist (don't have one, get one!) and it didn't take long for the conversation to turn all, you know, clinical. "How about those hormonal replacement therapies, eh?" I mean, it sort of goes with the territory. Besides, I'm a mom, she's a mom and you know you're a mom when you can comfortably discuss your entire reproductive system over a cobb salad, right? "So, you're going forward with the edometrial ablation?" What? Oh. Sorry. But, it felt SO GREAT to be able to FINALLY... Read more →

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Calling Out the Bully

When I was going to school (you know, the days when television reminded parents what time it is and where their children are) there were four ways in which you dealt with bullies. Run away (real fast) Stand your ground (get your butt whipped) Tell a teacher (then run away, real fast) Don't bother going back to school. Point being, survival instincts kick in sometime around kindergarten graduation, as the proverbial lines are drawn and the definition of social order rapidly declines to a melee of rumors, innuendos and incoherent speculations. And that's just the parents! If I had a... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday:
A-Maize-ing

No, you are most certainly NOT almost as tall as the corn...DAMMIT?!? Taken with my cell phone. Imagine what I could do with a REAL camera? Yeah, I'm looking at you, Garth (not his real name!) Check out the Official Wordless Wednesday HQ Tag, you're it: Wordless Wednesday © 2010 This Full House Blog / This Full House Gone Shopping Read more →

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It's the Goodish Pumpkin
Charlie Brown!
(The Un-cut Version!)

Corn, maze, maize, whateverrrrr. As a mom, celebrating her 16th Halloween (I'm old, I know, shuddup!) I feel it safe to say that, no matter how grown you think your kids are (yes, mine are probably more-oldish than yours) the great pumpkin hunt is ALWAYS an adventure. Feets, don't fail me now! So, yesterday, after hosting a yummy Sunday brunch for a couple of my besties (seriously, you SHOULD be my friend) I asked the kids if they'd like to get their pumpkin hunt in early (i.e. before Halloween!!!) This year, however, we opted into taking "the scary" hayride (as... Read more →

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Worming HIS Way Into Motherhood

Having been my children's primary care provider (i.e. Mom) for the last 17 years (I know, I'm old, SHUDDUP!) I look forward to impromptu school holidays, like Columbus Day, when I don't have to cook, clean or do anything special (like, cook or clean) normally associated with celebrating more traditional gift-giving and feasting-type holidays. I kind of get excited when my husband, Garth (not his real name) happens to have the day off, too! Still. Working from home does have its disadvantages. "When is So-and-So and What's Her Name coming over, again?" We're helping a couple of friends out by... Read more →

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