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September 2014

Mom, Mistaken For A Zombie, Gets Punched In Throat!

Living with 2 teens and 3 other adults (who have opinions AND are NOT afraid to use them), it's not very often that we all agree on...well...anything, really. Unless, we're talking Zombies. And if you're into Zombies? Well, then for the love of all things George Romero, feel free to clean off a chair and sit down, my friend...because there is always room for one more walker! Source Because, 13 MORE SLEEPS UNTIL THE WALKING DEAD!!! YAY!!! We are ALL big fans of The Walking Dead ova here, and have been following along since Season 1, but last season -- what, with all the"What IS this Terminus" or "What's with the flowers?!?" and "OMG, LIZZIE?!?"-- nearly killed me!!! Here's the thing: I just get way too involved in the story line (because, there is lots and lots of drama in Zombieland) and they would've left me behind for Zombie food... Read more →

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15 Things You Never Say to a Perimenopausal Woman

Being a mom is hard. Being a mom of teens is...uhhhhhhhh...excuse me for a moment...HEY! DID I NOT JUST SAY THE DISHWASHER IS DIRTY?!? GET YOUR PLATES OUT OF THE SINK, DAMMIT!!!...ummmmmm....what were we talking about, again?!? [takes another sip of coffee, blows bangs out of eyes, plays with chin hair] Oh yeah, NOW I REMEMBER! So, I was thinking. Dangerous, for a dork like me, I know. Still. I've been reading lots of blog posts and articles online about what we should or shouldn't be saying to a pregnant woman...EVUH!!!...because, DUH!!!! She's probably NOT in the mood for silly shenanigans, like asking her if it was a planned pregnancy. Well, it's actually...NONE OF YOUR FRIGGIN' BUSINESS!!!!...but thanks for asking. That being said, I think it's also equally important to realize that saying one or more of the following, to a peri-menopausal woman, may or may not get you some... Read more →

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Sauder Experience: Evolution of a Shared Workspace

I'm very proud to partner with the good folks at Sauder, a manufacturer of affordable furniture you assemble yourself, and participate in the Sauder challenge: to share our experience(s) with Sauder and, hopefully, inspire other families (like mine) who have very little extra and literally, no room, or time to spare. I've been writing online for 11 years -- my first blog post went live on September 2, 2003 -- which is like forever ago, in the evolution of the blogging community. Today, I enjoy working to help others find online publishing opportunities and, hopefully, help further their blogging endeavors, as well. buh-bye ugly old folding table. oh and we bought that sauder cabinet 10 years ago, it's a keeper. I also telecommute from home. Which, with 6 people living in our 7 room house, is no easy feat (especially, during the summertime, when the kids are ALL home and... Read more →

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Cape Cod or Bust[ed] Arm!

I used to be an excellent planner. Also, very, very organized and a bit of clean freak...with borderline germaphobe tendencies...especially, during the holidays or whenever we'd have company over. Seriously, my husband's favorite parlor trick was to take a glass from off of a coaster, slide it onto the living room table and then countdown...5...4...3...2... [whispering] this! I'd come into the room, place the glass back onto the coaster, wipe the table off with my apron, and then place the cheese platter in the center of the table, alongside a nice pile of coordinated cloth napkins, of course. Heh. Just kidding. I never wore an apron. And too much cheese gives me gas (you're welcome!). Also, doing the laundry was NEVER my favorite thing...soooooo, yeah...NO CLOTH NAPKINS, EVER! Aaaaaanyway, then we had kids. Then a couple more kids came along and, well, nothing gets you over being a bit... Read more →

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