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Gift Giving for Father’s Day

Posted by Laurie on June 16th, 2012
filed in parenting

There’s something about Father’s Day that makes me relax. It’s the gift giving, frankly. Honestly? Unless you give your dad a gift that he already has you have it made in the gift giving department for Father’s Day.
Oh sure, there are some dads who seem to have everything they could want (ahem, hello Dad, I’m [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day; bring me my clone

Posted by Laurie on May 11th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting

This is a repeat (oh, noes!). Truly, I wanted to write a new one, but I was very busy this week doing all sorts of Very Important Things like trying to cook cabbage rolls (no fire, but the rolls were a bust), getting my forehead stuffed with Botox (interesting, to say the least) and helping [...]

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Say cheese…and pose for a family photo

Posted by Laurie on April 23rd, 2012
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The other day I realized that the last time my family had a formal portrait taken was 2005.
The thing is, I’m not really into formal family pictures. For the most part, I prefer the intimate photos taken when nobody knows about them. You know, the un-posed moments where someone is talking with their mouth full [...]

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Easter chocolate…yes, I ate it all

Posted by Laurie on April 19th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, motherhood, parenting, teen

You’ll have to excuse my blog. You see, I am writing it in a foggy haze of chocolate overdose. Yes, I indulged just a bit at Easter. And yes, I know Easter was like two weeks ago. People, I ate a serious amount of chocolate.
I couldn’t help it. Look, it’s not like I didn’t try [...]

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Titanic 3D…or waiting for Jack to fall off a door

Posted by Laurie on April 4th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, parenting

Apparently, this is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I know this because – to the horror of most members of my family – the movie “Titanic” has been rereleased. In 3D. Really. 3D. As if the movie wasn’t bad enough, now it’s in 3D for reasons that are honestly beyond even [...]

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I’m back…and Disneyland hates me

Posted by Laurie on March 25th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting

Recently, I lost my superpowers. And by “superpowers,” I mean the ability to walk upright without falling on my face and causing great bodily harm. Oh, I know that others may think of superpowers as things like x-ray vision or shooting spider webs out of your hands, but really I’m kind of a simple person. [...]

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I’m losing my mind

Posted by Laurie on March 16th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting

Since typing with my left hand is really no fun, not to mention difficult, I’m running with repeats. Most of you have never seen them because they are columns from my 11 years (so far) as a newspaper columnist. So enjoy the blasts from the past and I’ll be back with the really exciting [...]

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