Cleaning the Kids’ Rooms

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retro cleaning

When I was younger, my mom threatened to throw away all of the stuff that was left on the floor in my room. This happened a couple of times and one time she actually tossed the stuff. A few other times, she just bagged the stuff up and scared the crap out of me. While I ...

Wherein I Beat On Tucker and Had a Painful, Bad Day

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Yucky baby face

After getting surgeried, I took my pain meds like a good surgeried person. As one does. Unfortunately, the first prescription wasn't enough and I had to call and get more.  I was quite disappointed in myself.  The pain's gotten a lot better (It was mostly a gross ache, anyway.), I quit taking the meds and even had ...

My Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Story…Complete with Gifs!

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My hand after Carpal Tunnel Release surgery

Friday I had my first major panic attack complete with cold sweats, racing heart rate and general freaking the hell out.  When I had my emergency induction with Cara back in '06, a nurse with about as much skill with a needle as a lobotomized polar bear on crack (LPBoC) shoved an IV into the side ...

Surgery Tomorrow

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Remember when I wrote that post about "getting shocked tomorrow?" Yeah, I forgot about it, too. And forgot to respond to Julie's comment. Because I suck. Sorry, Julie. Anywho. I'll get to the hand thing here in a sec but first I want to talk about the raging headache I've had all day. I'm talking the most ...

37 First Grader Books For Valentine’s Day

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37 First Grader Books On Valentine's Day

What's pretty sad is I just now realized I haven't talked about the Owlsome Readers program that's currently in full swing at Cara and Ollie's school. The reason this is so sad? I'm the Publicity Chair/Coordinator for the whole shebang. Dang it! Here's a snippet (which I wrote) of the official press release for the program: Owlsome Readers is a ...

Aloha Also Means Goodbye Book Review

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aloha also means goodbye jessica rosenberg

Have you ever had a friend ask you to read their book and get maybe just a twinge of dread?  No? Just me? Liar.  It's not that I necessarily expect the book to suck. My writer friends are pretty awesome writers so I expect what they send me to be at least decent. Maybe even awesome.  But that dread? It's from ...

I’m Getting Shocked Tomorrow

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network neurons

Like shocked-shocked. Literally.  With electricity. I'm not down for the shock thing. Ever.  No, I do not want to put my tongue across your battery. (That's not a euphemism though it totally should be.) Once is enough for me, thanks.  That hot wire around your pasture? I am not touching it to see if it's hot. Feel free to do that ...

I Made a Fancy Cake and MMF (Marshmallow Fondant) Recipe

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tastelikecrazy cake

A few months ago I got on a cookie making kick. My experience in cookie making up to that point was basically...welp, I had no experience. I also didn't know how to make royal icing or even what goes into making royal icing. Piping bags made me shudder and why would you want to frost a ...

It’s Not OK To Let Your Dog Run Loose and You’re an Asshole If You Do

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I have lots of feels tonight, people so you're basically going to serve as my best-friend/therapist/sounding board/something. Just listen. Err...read. And if you're feeling all TL:DR, you can get to the main point by clicking here. This is a rather long, ranty, gif filled post of awesome but I know some of you can't handle ...

20 Things Every #Gifted Child Needs To Know…and Probably Everyone Else, Too

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Nervous kid gifNervous kid gif

When you’re a gifted, worrying, perfectionist seven year old kid, sometimes all that worry can literally make you sick. I figured listing out the things that WERE going to happen (but maybe she was worried they wouldn’t) would give Cara, my kid, a few less things (20, actually) to stress over. Seems to be working. Maybe it’ll work for you, too. Even if you’re not a seven year old girl.