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November 2012

The Afterglow of Giving Back: Helping Us Get Past Hurricane Sandy

It's been a month since Hurricane Sandy made landfall here in New Jersey (I blogged about our experience, once we got power back) and although the news crews and Weather Channel folks have since moved on to other more immediate and pressing matters (sadly, there is bad stuff happening in the world, all the time) reminders of just how cataclysmic this storm really was remain and, well, the devistation isn't going away anytime soon. I realize that some folks may be growing tired or even a little weary of hearing about yet another Sandy story (I'm looking at you, dude... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday: You Don't Scare Me, I Have Teens and a Fleece Blanket.

That awkward moment: when you go to pull your blanket up higher and accidentally punch yourself in the face. Me and my snuggler in crime, during scary movie night. Yeah, that hasn't ever happened to me either, but I hear your eyes don't stop watering for a solid 3 commercial breaks. Check out the new Wordless Wednesday HQ!! © 2003 - 2012 This Full House Read more →

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Cyber Monday, A Blogger's Parody

Dedicated to everyone and anyone who found their email/inbox bombed by newsletters that you don't remember ever having subscribed to in the first place: Cyber Monday, so disappointing to me, Cyber Monday, it was worse than I thought Black Friday to be. By Monday morning, Monday morning would pretty much guarantee, That Monday evening I would have 3,982 emails waiting for me. Cyber Monday, I get it, sometimes it just works out that way, Cyber Monday, Black Friday starting on Thursday was bad enough you see. Monday morning, I had little to no warning of what was to be, Oh... Read more →

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19 Years of Motherhood And Still Not Doing It Right

11-12-12: Holly and what's left of Winterstorm Athena. My oldest turned 19, last week <----- seeing that in writing makes the fact that I am now a mother of a 19 year old all the more WHAT DO YOU MEAN I AM A MOTHER OF A 19 YEAR OLD <----- seeing that in UPPERCASE pretty much sums up what I feel about THAT, in a nutshell. Christmas 2003, with my mom. It's not like I didn't see it coming, either. I mean, 2 out of 4 my kids have stopped growing out of their clothes for a couple of years... Read more →

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Becoming THAT Crazy Cat or Dog Lady

One of the reasons I started blogging....back in the days of when posting pictures of your kids on the internet was bad and way before those same kids started posting pictures (and videos) of themselves....on the internet....was my being able to connect with other parents on the internet. I still do, but now that my kids are older (me too, dammit!) it can be real difficult keeping stuff all lighthearted....most especially, here at This Full House of extreme hormonal imbalance and severe teenage angst....sometimes. Okay, most of the time. Fiiiiiiiine, I sort of get why really, really, really old people... Read more →

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Happy Thanksgiving, or a reasonable facsimile thereof!

If it weren't for Hurricane Sandy, our Halloween decorations would STILL be up...DAMMIT! Just so you know, I am also a featured blogger for Hallmark (yeah, I don't HOW that happened either) and just wanted to let you know that I've got a freshly-brewed blog post up today over on Gone Shopping about how celebrating Christmas in July may not be such a bad idea, afterall. Feel free to stop on by and check it out...when you have time...of course! © 2003 - 2012 This Full House Read more →

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More Big Bang for Their Buck

If you were to visit my house, on any given day, you would most likely be very surprised to hear any one of my daughters singing...by herself or altogether...in Korean...and my son begging me or his father to...PLEASE, MAKE THEM STOP!!! Not that my son has anything against the Korean. Or any other language, really. Although, I have it on good authority that his Spanish teacher may or may not have made a pact with the devil. Teenagers can be SO weird about stuff, sometimes. Which brings me back to all three of my daughters and their long-time obsession with... Read more →

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