Archive for the ‘teen’ Category


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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My zucchini plant runneth over

Posted by Laurie on October 3rd, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

I hate zucchini. Oh, I used to love it. In fact, it was one of my favorite veggies. But I have a garden now, and it’s cursed with an abundance of the stuff.
It started several years ago—this hatred of green squash. When we finally had a yard big enough for a veggie garden, we planted [...]

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The driving lessons aren’t going well

Posted by Laurie on September 19th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

I don’t know if you can stand yet another post on Junior and his driving skills – or lack thereof, but I just have to get some stuff off my chest.
Specifically, that boy is scaring the crap out of me.
Listen, I know all kids scare their parents when they learn to drive, but honestly? I [...]

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Zips lines, vacations and dare devils, oh my.

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

We took a spontaneous vacation over Labor Day weekend.
Now this is big news for us – because honestly? Spontaneous is not a word normally associated with my family. But we booked a condo to a place we’d never been, because that’s what you do when you are trying very hard to be spontaneous. Also? It [...]

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Really? Teens wear pajamas to school?

Posted by Laurie on September 7th, 2011
filed in teen

You know, I guess I didn’t get the memo that said it was acceptable to wear your pajamas to school.  Specifically, pink pj’s with candy dancing on them, topped with a panda bear hat and of course, because it’s 98 freaking degrees outside, a quilt wrapped around your shoulders like a Superman cape.
Seriously? When did [...]

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Back to School Shopping

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

There is nothing more horrifying than back to school shopping with a teenager. Oh, fine. Maybe an alien invasion is slightly more horrifying. And possibly the shenanigans going on with the economy are just a bit more horrifying. But back to school shopping with a teenager is definitely on the top 10 list.
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Driving Instructions

Posted by Laurie on August 11th, 2011
filed in Guest Blog, parenting, teen

This post was originally a guest post for Scary Mommy, who rocks. I am posting it here because a) I haven’t had time to write anything new because it’s the last two weeks until school starts; and b) I’m busy trying to hide all the receipts from back to school shopping cuz I kind of [...]

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