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Crazy Alarm Clocks & Sleep Inertia
November 6, 2016
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My oldest son is so difficult to wake up. He is definitely old enough to get himself up in the morning and manage the responsibility of an alarm clock but I just don’t trust him. However, I have to be a good parent and teach him the proper skills so he can adult effectively one […]
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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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The Argument for Organic for the Sake of The Child
November 2, 2015
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I grew up in a small, rural town. My mom drove into the “city” to buy groceries once a month. This usually consisted of stocking up on meats and household goods such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, coffee, etc. Once or twice weekly, on our way home from school, she would stop at the local […]
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Danger Lurking In The Pantry
October 4, 2015
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Say the word “petroleum” and the first things that come to mind are: fuel, oil, and climate change. A person may also think about petroleum jelly or plastics. However, one thing that would probably never cross your mind as a petroleum product would be your children’s snacks. Well, read on, my friends, read on.<!–more–> Close […]
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Boys, Testosterone and Anger
May 26, 2015
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My oldest son is entering puberty. I am noticing all of the tell-tale signs. I realize my “little boy” is not so “little” anymore. He has been a gentle soul since he first began toddling about and developing his own independent character. He loved and petted the animals, never pulling tails or poking eyes. He […]
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Testing The Waters
December 3, 2014
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Every morning the first two things I do are wash my face then make my way to the kitchen to fix a pot of coffee. Both actions performed with water straight from my faucets. Clean water that I take for granted. Not until recently have I ever eyed that liquid suspiciously as it streamed into […]
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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 a mental […]
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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 a single […]
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The Irony Of Beards
February 11, 2014
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My husband does not have a beard or a mustache and, after finding out the kinds of things that lurk and hide within facial hair, I’m very glad he doesn’t. Beards and mustaches are gross yet more popular than ever. Current trends have men sporting hipster beards all over the place. And, it seems, the […]