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Flashback Friday: The art of nagging

Posted by Laurie on September 2nd, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, parenting

I read a survey that found that children use nagging to get what they want. Well, duh. I mean, let’s be honest—did they really need to conduct a survey on this? Was there nothing else on earth that they could have used as subject matter for a survey?
Please—this is a no brainer. Every parent on [...]

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Flashback Friday: My memory is going

Posted by Laurie on June 24th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood, parenting

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where I talk about life before Junior became a smart-mouthed teenager.
Weird things have been happening to me. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting older—or if it’s because I’m the mom of an extremely active 8 year old—but strange things have been happening nonetheless.
Take the other day, for example. [...]

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Flashback Friday: Sunday drives with Dad

Posted by Laurie on June 10th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood

My dad is genetically programmed to never ask for directions. Ever. To anywhere. And unfortunately for dad, he’s not exactly a Magellan, either–which means that my sisters and I spent years of our childhood on Dad’s drives.
Dad’s drives went like this. On Sunday, after mass, we all got into the car and Dad would pull [...]

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Flashback Friday: Action figure or doll?

Posted by Laurie on May 20th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood

You know, you can learn a lot from kids. Ever since Junior was able to walk, talk and express an opinion, I have learned that I am an idiot. Oh, he hasn’t said it—well, not to my face, anyway.  But as a parent, I have turned out to be quite stupid.
Maybe it’s because I grew [...]

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Flashback Friday: Becoming Martha Stewart

Posted by Laurie on April 15th, 2011
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I have a love/hate thing for Martha Stewart. So you can imagine my horror when I realized I was becoming her.
I started small. Her magazine looked so pretty and I’d always wanted to learn how to make really good fried chicken. And wasn’t it fortunate that the issue had an informative article on linen closet [...]

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Flashback Friday: Not-so-amusing amusement parks

Posted by Laurie on April 8th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood, parenting

I have been to hell. It’s called an amusement park.
Now, the truth is, there is nothing really wrong with amusement parks. But I realized halfway through my trip there that I needed a set of survival rules to get through any future amusement park vacations. Use the rules with caution and feel free to add [...]

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Flashback Friday: Junior’s first girlfriend

Posted by Laurie on March 25th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, parenting

I have been replaced as the main woman in my son’s life.
At five, he has a girlfriend. Actually, two. It would have been three, but one ran him over with her tricycle and that was the end of their relationship.
It used to be I was the woman who was worshipped. My son looked to me [...]

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