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Flashback Friday: Junior’s First Girlfriend

Posted by Laurie on February 10th, 2012
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood, parenting

Today’s Flashback Friday is a column I wrote when Junior was in the first grade. You’ll be relieved to know that since he is now a teenager, he no longer spits on future girlfriends
Junior has discovered girls.
Oh, he’s always known they existed. But they were disgusting, cootie-carrying creatures that he avoided at all [...]

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Flashback Friday: Before No-no Lulu, Kirby ruled

Posted by Laurie on December 2nd, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, dogs from hell

This Flashback Friday is from a few years ago, when Kirby was the only dog on Santa’s naughty list. Now, of course, we have added No-no Lulu, so Kirby looks like a freaking angel in comparison – MM
Because I am completely insane, I went and did something stupid. I allowed Junior to get a dog. [...]

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‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving…

Posted by Laurie on November 23rd, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, parenting

Here’s an oldie, but I hope a goodie and I’m repeating it here because Harry has me doing the “fun” stuff to prepare for turkey day. I don’t know about you, but I don’t find much fun in peeling potatoes or chopping onions. Anyway, this is one of my fave blogs from way back. Have [...]

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Flashback Friday: Respect the turkey!

Posted by Laurie on November 11th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday

Thanksgiving is the Rodney Dangerfield of holidays.
Seriously. Thanksgiving doesn’t get any respect. First of all, it shares the fall holiday season with Halloween. Call me cynical, but it’s hard to compete with Halloween. Here we have a day when we get to shed our personalities (and sometimes our inhibitions and good sense) by putting on [...]

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Flashback Friday: Disney on ice

Posted by Laurie on October 7th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood, parenting

Years ago, when Junior was young, we went to Disney on Ice. Now this sounds like a fun time—but only if you have never been to an ice show. In fact, for those of you who’ve never been let me give you some hard-earned advice—don’t go. Run fast, run far, but don’t let yourself be [...]

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Flashback Friday: First grade, first love, first girlfriend

Posted by Laurie on September 23rd, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, parenting

Junior has discovered girls.
Oh, he’s always known they existed. But they were disgusting, cootie-carrying creatures that he avoided at all costs. In Junior’s universe, girls were gross. Boys were not. And I kind of figured it would stay that way for a couple of years.
But I didn’t count on Junior. You see, my son has [...]

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Flashback Friday: Remembering 9/11

Posted by Laurie on September 9th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, parenting

Although this blog is fairly new, my writing career isn’t. I’ve been a newspaper columnist for a bit over ten years now. And on September 11, 2001, I was an inexperienced columnist of 2 months, trying to make sense of what had just happened to our country. This is my original column, which was printed [...]

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