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My Daughter And The Piercing Culture
June 3, 2016
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My daughter has pierced ears. I don’t have a problem with that. I have pierced ears. I think a lovely set of earrings is a flattering accessory for women to wear. However, my daughter is of the “piercing culture” generation. She would like to go beyond that. My initial knee-jerk reaction is to exclaim, “Of […]
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Cosmetic Gizmos
August 23, 2015
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    My teenage daughter is “at that age”, you know, launching into womanhood. Most of the time it is interesting, or even poignant. Sometimes it’s a pain or scary. Every now and then, it can be a bit confusing. Such as, recently we went shopping for cosmetics and beauty products.
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The First Broken Heart
January 10, 2015
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    Sooner or later almost every single person will have one, a broken heart. As a mother, I observe my teenage daughter engaging in her first “real” boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. Watching with the advantage of having walked a mile or two in her shoes, I know this is an unavoidable train wreck. I am already […]
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Grossest Mom Job, Ever
August 3, 2014
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    There are lots of gross stuff this mom can handle. Got vomit? I can clean that. Have diarrhea? No problem, got that covered, too. Bleeding out? Here, let me apply a tourniquet. However, I absolutely draw the line where toenails are concerned. It must be a phobia. I wouldn’t know, I’ve never seen […]
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My Kids Are Cereal Addicts
July 13, 2014
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    My kids are addicted to cereal. I suspect this condition is common in most households. I have no one to blame but myself. I have definitely been the enabler of this addiction. In fact, I was the first cereal pusher in their lives. As soon as their chubby fingers were capable of grasping […]