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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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Tiger mother, perfect bebe

Posted by Laurie on February 27th, 2012
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I’m not sure how it happened, but apparently I have failed as a parent just by virtue of being American. According to the latest parenting trend, many cultures are better parents than Americans – ergo, I am a parenting fail (and yes, in case you were wondering I have been waiting years to use the [...]

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History homework and the (possibly) lazy teen

Posted by Laurie on February 15th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

It’s starting to occur to me that my son, my only child, is lazy.  Oh, I know. It’s shocking, right? I mean, what parent of a teenager would ever think her child is lazy?
Oh, wait. Yeah. Most of us.
Look, I’m not down on teens. I actually like them. They have a way of looking at [...]

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Valentine’s Day was easier back when…

Posted by Laurie on February 14th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting

I have good news and bad news for Valentine’s Day. The good news is, it only happens once a year. The bad news is, unless you are a kindergartner, your easy Valentine’s Days are way, way behind you. Yeah, I’m thinking that makes us circle right back to the good news, right?
Look, when you are [...]

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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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My coffee scared me today

Posted by Laurie on February 9th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

This is a photo of my morning coffee. It gives me life. Without it, I cannot possibly function at all. Ever. Seriously.
And yet, if you look to the right of my coffee, you will see teeth. Those are not my teeth. (Really? Did you for one minute think they were?) In fact, those are a [...]

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