Archive for 2009

 

Happy Holidays

Posted by Laurie on December 22nd, 2009
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Manic Motherhood is a little wild right now, what with all the checking of lists, burning of cookies and beating up weaker shoppers at the mall. So I’ll be back around the new year. Have a great holiday!

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Cutting Down the @#$%^ Christmas Tree

Posted by Laurie on December 14th, 2009
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My family has survived a holiday tradition. We have cut down our Christmas tree.
Sure, it sounds like fun. A happy family skips through the tree farm and finds the perfect tree. Dad cuts it down easily, without using any swear words at all. The kids watch him while sitting on logs and drinking hot chocolate. [...]

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How Not to Write a Holiday Newsletter

Posted by Laurie on November 30th, 2009
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Dear Friends and Family,
Festivus Greetings from our family! Another year has flown by and the holidays are upon us. And no matter what holiday you celebrate, we’re sure that you are surprised to get this newsletter from us. Oh, I know I said I’d never do one—but we’ve gotten so much joy from reading all [...]

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‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Posted by Laurie on November 20th, 2009
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With apologies to the original and to its author (either Clement C. Moore or Henry Livingston, Jr., the authorship is apparently disputed) I present “‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving,” as seen through the eyes of my son.
‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, when all through the house,
Just one creature was stirring and it wasn’t a mouse.
Mom [...]

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Just Another New Moon

Posted by Laurie on November 6th, 2009
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“Three things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism
I’m seriously starting to hate the Internet. Oh, sure many find it useful. Look, even I remember the dark old days when I had to get my celebrity gossip the old-fashioned way—from a weekly subscription to People [...]

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WTF? Do I spring forward? Or fall back?

Posted by Laurie on October 30th, 2009
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I hate Daylight Saving Time. Okay, I do love summer nights when it doesn’t get dark until late. But I swear, a raving lunatic invented this time change stuff. Who else would think it was convenient to change the time by an hour every six months or so? I mean, please. Find a time you [...]

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Choosing Halloween Candy: Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Laurie on October 23rd, 2009
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Candy corn isn’t fun corn, it’s icky candy.

Look, even sugary sweets have a hierarchy. And in the Halloween candy hierarchy candy corn is gross. And icky. And quite possibly the only candy nobody really wants to eat. Informal studies conducted in my kitchen have shown candy corn is always the last candy to be consumed. And mostly it’s eaten when there’s absolutely, positively no other candy left on earth. Yes, that’s how icky candy corn really is.

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