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April 2011

Don't Get a Dog, Unless You Want Mine!

There's a great conversation going on at my friend Melisa's blog (a.k.a. the newly revamped SuburbanScrawl.com) questioning whether or not parents should get a dog for their kids, even though, you know, they really, really don't want one?!? For those of you who have visited here before and been reading along (glutton for punishment, eh?) ya'll know, already (or, is it y'all, I forget?) my husband, Garth (not his real name) and I have this love/hate relationship with Doofus-Dawg. Although, for Garth (NHRN) if the dog lives to see another day, he's lucky. FOR EXAMPLE: We hosted Easter dinner for... Read more →

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Blogged in the Year of Lord-Only-Knows

I've been spring cleaning the garage (okay, for the last 15 years, but who's counting?) and, as it turns out, I'm also a little behind on updating my kids' baby books. This is where you ask me, "So, how far behind are you?" Seems, my last entry was in 2002, when my youngest daughter took her first steps at 10 months-old. Hope is turning 10 years-old, in June. However, I started blogging in 2003 and have been consistently posting my family's milestones, since then, so, there's that, right? [sound of crickets chirping] Like, yesterday was my husband, Garth's (not his... Read more →

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This One Time, At Camp Poopy

Kids are on spring break, this week (note to spring: feel free to show up, anytime, now, thanks) and Hope, who has been looking forward to staying with her godparents, to work their iris farm, ran from the car, suitcase in hand and excitedly announced her arrival. "I'm ready to spread manure!" Yes, the kid loves nature THAT MUCH and I am not even kidding, when I tell you, it's ALL that we, her teacher, the kids in her class, our next door neighbor and the mail carrier, have been hearing about, for weeks. Unlike her older sisters, she is... Read more →

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Spring Break Day 1: Chocobeast Vs Cheesecakemonster

I don't know about you...but...scaring the pudding...out of MY KIDS...like this...to the point where they will be up...fighting for leg room...IN MY BED...for the rest of the night? You know, there better be a FREAKISHLY LARGE piece of ricotta cheesecake...waiting...just...for...me. Just sayin'! © 2003 - 2011 This Full House Read more →

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Be Kind 2 Earth Day: So, You From Joisey?

We are big time supporters of the National Wildlife Federation (yes, we have wildlife...in Jersey!) my kids have been reading Your Big Back Yard and Ranger Rick for years (thank you, Grandma and Grandpa) so, I was very honored to partner with the NWF as a Founding Mother of their Be Out There campaign. Why? Contrary to what other people may have told you (if you're not from Jersey) there are some very pretty places to visit here (YES, in New Jersey) and no, I am not even kidding. Okay, but why SO defensive? My parents immigrated from Hungary (my... Read more →

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Shoulda Asked the Baby Name Genie

The girls and I, along with my mom, were invited to a baby shower a few weeks ago and...uh...no...my son was not very happy about it. "Why can't I go?" [hands on hips] "Because, it's for girls ONLY!" My 9-year-old, however, was THRILLED...until...the part where they played what turned out to be some pretty fun baby shower games. For example, to help break the ice, guests who liked the names their parents chose for them were asked to stand in the living room and those who, you know, unliked their name moved to the dining room. My mother (a.k.a. Eva)... Read more →

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Don't Make Me Have to Use UPPERGROWL!

We're dog sitting for very dear friends of ours and, uh, no Doofus-Dawg is NOT happy and not just because Sassy enjoys sitting in his favorite chair, either! Although, Sassy has stayed with us before, I swear, Doofus is still not finished getting over it, yet and I kinda, sorta think he's a little afraid of her, too. This time, however, she seems to have grown real attached to my son. Sassy is at Glen's side, constantly, all weekend and even growled at my youngest daughter for tossing one of her game pieces, in frustration (okay, so maybe it was... Read more →

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