Archive for June, 2009


It Must Be Summer Because I’m Freezing

Posted by Laurie on June 24th, 2009
filed in Uncategorized, motherhood, parenting

During summer, my family has an exciting and challenging game we play. This game is called “Keeping the House Cool During a Heat Wave While Not Using the Air Conditioner.” I hate this game with a passion equaled only by my love for shoes.

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How to Speak Dad

Posted by Laurie on June 20th, 2009
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You know, when I was growing up, we had momisms—sayings my mom yelled at us over and over. Of course, Dad was an equal partner in the parenting, so we had dadisms yelled at us as well. So for Father’s Day, I put together a list of my Dad’s Greatest Hits and my rebuttals. Because [...]

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The Truth About Men and Women And Vocabulary

Posted by Laurie on June 10th, 2009
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Recently a study from Northwestern University revealed that girls have a built-in neurological advantage over boys in that girls have better use of language. I swear, the people conducting the research had to have been a bunch of men raised on a deserted island who have never, ever talked to a female before. Because, frankly, [...]

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We’re Experiencing…

Posted by Laurie on June 6th, 2009
filed in Uncategorized

Okay, so we’re having some technical difficulties here at Manic Motherhood. And by that I mean, the site host and a bunch of other crap that I don’t understand was switched and now I don’t know what I am doing. Which isn’t all that new–since I never actually knew what I was doing. But be [...]

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Revenge of the Porta Potties

Posted by Laurie on June 5th, 2009
filed in Uncategorized

I’m going to tell you all right now that I don’t do construction. And by that I mean, I don’t like doing it, I don’t like being around when it’s done and frankly, just thinking about construction pretty much turns me into a big, old cranky-pants. 
And that’s why I’ve been a cranky-pants for a while [...]

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My Parents Went to Texas and All I Got Was…

Posted by admin on June 4th, 2009
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I’ll preface this column by saying I love my parents. Unfortunately, Mom and Dad recently retired and apparently, they left behind their brains and common sense to travel the country in their RV. Their plan was to spend the rest of their lives exploring the country. In the summers, the grandkids would join them on [...]

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