Archive for October, 2009


WTF? Do I spring forward? Or fall back?

Posted by Laurie on October 30th, 2009
filed in motherhood, parenting

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
filed in motherhood, parenting

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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Catalog Kids: Aliens in Your Mailbox

Posted by Laurie on October 16th, 2009
filed in motherhood, parenting

A strange thing happened to me the other day. I opened my mailbox and discovered that aliens had taken over. Trust me, they’re in your mailbox too. In fact, you’ve probably already brought the aliens into your home—and you may have already recycled them.
You see the aliens are in the children’s clothing catalogs.
I know it [...]

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Sports Parents: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted by Laurie on October 9th, 2009
filed in motherhood, parenting

Every fall, children across the planet do one thing: try out for sports teams. And once those kids make the team, ordinary parents, the kind that help with homework, kiss boo-boos, give advice to the lovelorn and in general are pretty nice people, morph into that dreaded creature known to coaches around the world as [...]

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Keeping the mystery in a relationship

Posted by Laurie on October 2nd, 2009
filed in Uncategorized, motherhood, parenting

So my wedding anniversary is coming up and that always makes me reflect on our marriage. I take an afternoon and think about what we’ve done in the previous year to keep the romance alive and what we should do in the coming year to preserve the beauty of our love forever. And then I [...]

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