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September 30, 2011 01:11AM
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July 17, 2011 09:51PM
- On How to Wiggle Your Ears
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I'll miss this one day I keep
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At 37 I'm definitely young.
work with people
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my mom would kick us outside
the doors so we
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Giving the finger to the tradition ofÂ the obligatory holiday card reciprocity
By Shelly Cone
Every year during the holidays I start to cringe when I check the mailbox. I know at some point I will open the mailbox and that first Christmas card of the season will be sitting… Read full post »
By Shelly Cone
Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 12-year wedding anniversary. Yeah, congratulations to me, right? Of course Iâ€™m thrilled that 12 wonderful years of wedded bliss has been easy peasy for us, but anniversaries cause me some amount of anxiety. What should be a happy occasion I u… Read full post »
What is so hard about going to bed at night? My kids fail to explain this to me. I mean, come my bedtime, I’m ready to go. In fact, please, someone, send me to bed early.Â Not a problem. My kids however, don’t abide by their bedtime even when they do.… Read full post »
My son Jake tells me suspiciously, “mom I’ve got to ask you something. Well I mean I’ve already run this by dad, but, he said to ask you.”
“OK, ask” I said.
“well, when we were at the park, well OK here is a backstory, there was this …”
“He… Read full post »
I don’t know how some mothers do it, juggling family and work and household and wifely duties. I think some of us just have it and some don’t. Like that kid when you were young, the one that could wiggle his ears. You ask him how he does it and he’s… Read full post »
Even walking across my sisterâ€™s apartment complex to her house is more than I can take in my morning get-to-work routine. Itâ€™s a lot of steps to take when you are late for work and tugging on the arm of a toddler pleading with him to walk faster. His little legs… Read full post »
There is something happening here. What it is isn’t exactly clear. Oh, wait yes it is, that’s a song from the 60s, I think. Anyway, let me start again. There is something happening here. It’s called potty training, and I’m getting a double dose of it. I guess you can say… Read full post »
“Because girls have a way of getting in your head.”
This was the sentence my husband said to my son when he asked why my husband said Yoko Ono broke up The Beatles. My sons are big music fans and absolutely love The Beatles.
The subject came up recently on the… Read full post »
Boo I’m back. It’s been months, I know. But it’s been eventful time away. This past year I almost died. I had two major surgeries. Took in two foster children for safekeeping and then sent them on their way. I saw my PR business double. I’ve held down the fort as… Read full post »
I have a short attention span. I figured out why. Because I have to. I have two boys, my husband and a baby vying for my attention–at the same time.
I love them all but I sometimes wonder how painful it was for VanGogh to cut off his ear. (OK that’s… Read full post »
What would you do if you had two nights alone with your spouse in a suite overlooking the beach, across from the boardwalk? Stay out all night, dine in an expensive restaurant, have monkey sex all night long. WRONG! You wouldn’t do any of that. Or maybe that’s just me and… Read full post »
Last night, my nieces who have been living with us for five months went back to live with their mom. Which means a little more freedom in my house. Freedom to eat sushi and quinoa and goat cheese andÂ other things that don’t require a slathering of ranch dressing.… Read full post »
Is cornbread nasty? Are brownies yucky? Have I just lost my mind completely? So some of you know we’ve been fostering our two nieces for the last five months. It’s been a strange experience. We didn’t know them too well, nor did we know their mom too well. So we expected… Read full post »
I’m afraid I owe the staff of Big 5 an apology for the awful things my Brain said about them. Not that they will ever know, however. So I guess that means I owe them a mental apology.Â Among the nasty things I viciously thought about them is that they are… Read full post »
Who tells us we have to grow up and why? The defiant side of me has been acting up lately. Or should I say, finally, because for a while I was wondering if that side of me had been kidnapped by the Society for Advancement of/…