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January 2012

Why, Yes, My Holiday Decorations Are STILL Up, I'm Still Waiting for a White Christmas, Okay?

I'm not a big fan of January. Although, I don't mind bundling up under a cozy blanket or the way my kitchen smells when my older girls get on their baking kick (DAMMIT!) oh, and how the sky and stars seem so much brighter, especially at night. I'm not sure if I can explain it other than a feeling of anticipation, like something BIG is about to happen (good, bad, whatever) and then, you know, it doesn't. Partly, because Mother Nature seems to be feeling the same way OR going all pre-menopausal and can't decide if she's hot or cold... Read more →

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Please Excuse My Daughter For Being Absent from School Yesterday....My Hormones Were Raging.

I don't scare easily. I have 4 kids, 3 of whom are teenagers, which simply means, not unlike Wolverine, I have evolved (somewhat) and grown nerves of steel, my friends: Wolvermom, if you will. Wait, I lied. No, not about the having 4 kids part (I have weak stomach muscles and very poor bladder control to prove it, you're welcome) and my toe nails can get freakishly long. Especially this time of....[blank stare]....uh, never mind. Aaaaaanyway, what was I saying? [stares at toenails] Oh yeah, so my youngest woke up feeling sick the other day (shocking, I know!) announcing that... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday: Sympathy Pains

Our youngest is home sick on the couch with a stomach bug and looks to me Doofus-Dawg is having some serious sympathy pains. © 2003 - 2012 This Full House Freshly-Brewed Elsewhere: Did you ever forget your kid's birthday? I did (okay, almost!) Sharing memorable moments over at Favorite Finds and my friends at Hallmark. Read more →

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HALP! There's ANOTHER Teenager in the House!

I remember when I first became the mother of a teenager -- which, considering my oldest girl is 18 now (SOB!) truly is an amazing thing (that I even remember it, I mean!) Then my middle girl turned 13 and, well, any thoughts of my ever regaining full brain function flew right out the front door, along with the Christmas tree. Today, at precisely 2:05 a.m., my son joined the ranks of teenage-dom and not for nothing (word to Jenn) this time, it's different. What a difference a year makes, eh? I have to tell the boy to scootch down... Read more →

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Becoming THAT Mom (AGAIN!)

6 years ago, I freaked out a few of the moms in my middle daughter's girl scout troop by allowing her to wear a black skull cap school (what, you don't remember?!?) WARNING: it was around the time I migrated my blog from Wordpress, back to Typepad (yes, on purpose!) so, the post is filled with funky little characters and stuff. The spelling and grammatical errors, however, are ALL mine. Aaaaanyway, my middle girl was 10 at the time and I was curious to learn (okay, remember) how it felt to be THAT mom. You know, whose parenting philosophy is... Read more →

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It's Sort of Like Wordless Wednesday, Only Not!

Supporting anti-SOPA with a grayout! There's this internet blackout thing going on today. You heard about it? I'm not intentionally being flippant about the opposition regarding SOPA and Pipa -- honest. In fact, I signed Google's petition and not because I'm all that AND a bag of chips on the internet or anything. However, after nearly a decade of clicking the "publish" button (sounds way cooler than 9 years, right?) you probably already know: I.M.A. Dork. Still, words like censorship and boycott make me itch. So, taking a cue from Miss Zoot (because, she's pretty AND smart) I am going... Read more →

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Perhaps Miyans Just Had Trouble Grasping the Concept of Menopause?

View outside my bedroom window this time last year. I love this time of year -- especially, how the peaceful tones cast by wintertime hues of soft whites and grays make everything look so much more sparkly and bright. Until the snow starts to melt and the world begins to look like, you know, my living room carpet. Still, this time last year? Snowmaggedon had dropped nearly 3 feet of snow and, well, that's just too danged much sparkly even for my taste. New Year's Eve on Higbees Beach in Cape May, NJ This year? This was us. At the... Read more →

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