Archive for the ‘motherhood’ Category


Fat pants and holidays…

Posted by Laurie on January 3rd, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, motherhood

I woke up this morning to jeans that would not zip. Of course, this was the washing machine’s fault. Suddenly, after nearly a year of stellar service, that darned thing had decided to shrink my favorite pants.
And, um, my next favorite pants. And another pair. And another pair. In fact, that stupid washing machine shrank [...]

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How to study for finals

Posted by Laurie on December 12th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

As the parent of a teenager, I have many opportunities to study the teenager in his native habitat. (That would be the kitchen because he’s growing so fast.) But I also get to observe the species as he does something called “studying for finals.” Now, it’s been my observation that studying for finals involves a [...]

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The Elf on the Shelf is a spy

Posted by Laurie on December 8th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting

I’m having some issues with my Elf on the Shelf.
Specifically, I did not know I had an Elf on the Shelf. And trust me, if I had realized that I had an Elf on the Shelf, I would have done things a little bit differently this Christmas season. For one thing? The Elf on the [...]

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It’s an Actress! It’s a Model! No, it’s Supermum!

Posted by Laurie on December 6th, 2011
filed in Guest Blog, motherhood, parenting

Guest posting today is Beth Ritchie from the blog Write or Wrong I’m Doing it Anyway. Her blog is about her misadventures as mum to 2 (arguably ferral) boys, 2 highly expensive cats (they cost her a holiday), and life as partner, lover and best friend to “the man”. Trying to work out [...]

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The joys of school fundraising

Posted by Laurie on October 18th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting

It’s fall. The air is crisp. Scarecrows and pumpkins decorate doorsteps. And all over the planet small children are going door-to-door. But wait! It isn’t Halloween. No, it’s something worse. Something far more sinister than trick or treaters. It’s something you can’t resist—yet you must.
It’s time for door-to-door fundraising.
Yes, it’s that happy time where every [...]

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The King of the Remote

Posted by Laurie on October 14th, 2011
filed in Weird things the husband does, motherhood, teen

I have never met a remote control I could actually use. That’s because I live with two males. And males truly believe they are the anointed Kings of the Remote Control.
It starts even before boys are born. Oh, sure, some people still cling to that silly belief that doctors identify boys in ultrasounds because they [...]

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What am I? The maid?

Posted by Laurie on October 12th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do, motherhood, parenting

Do you see this picture? This? This is my downstairs bathroom. And this? This is how I found said downstairs bathroom today, all covered in toilet paper rolls.
Now I ask you? What the heck is that all about? Look, I spent most of the morning cleaning the house (and by “cleaning the house” I obviously [...]

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