This year, the stress I have created for myself over the holidays has made me want to hide in a pile of laundry, guaranteeing that no one will ever find me. I don’t know why I wait until the last minute to do it all, but I do. Something in me must like the drama. But I do …

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I’m over at Scary Mommy today with this post talking about this girl.   Toddlers are kind of like escaped insane asylum patients who you are forced to feed a strict diet of noodles and applesauce and then they are allowed to touch your eyeballs while you are sleeping. But, they are also like the …

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It was a beautiful thought, really. My husband’s grandparents had died earlier this year (amazingly, they were born and then died eight days apart, both having lived exactly 95 years, 9 months and 28 days). Our family decided that, as a tribute to their 73 years together, we should combine some of their ashes to …

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Okay, to be fair, I think my seven-year-old really did feel sick for about 5 minutes on Monday morning. And maybe for about 5 minutes on Tuesday morning. And he may have felt pretty terrible on Tuesday afternoon for about 5 minutes after I said I was taking him to school after lunch if he …

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When I was a little girl, I mostly remember my Grandpa wearing Groucho Marx glasses and being that goofy Grandpa that everyone hopes for. He loved kids, he loved baseball, and he really loved herbal supplements. I mean, really, really loved them. But he must have been doing something right because he lived to be …

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