Archive for March, 2010


Lessons from a kid: How to be a tightwad

Posted by Laurie on March 26th, 2010
filed in motherhood, parenting

My son is a tightwad.
He comes by this honestly. Hubby is a tightwad—only he prefers the term “thrifty.” But he’s a tightwad, just like his son. Hubby hasn’t willingly parted with a dollar since 1984, when he bought my engagement ring. And there’s some argument about whether that purchase was willing.
Now my personal belief is [...]

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If it’s Spring it must be science fair season

Posted by Laurie on March 22nd, 2010
filed in motherhood, parenting

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where Junior’s science fair project is.
Woo-hoo, it’s spring. Yes, I know most people are admiring fresh blooms, mowing lawns and listening to the birds sing. And me? Well, I’m a parent. So that means I am celebrating the official end of the Science Fair Project from [...]

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The Horrors of Teen Shaving

Posted by Laurie on March 2nd, 2010
filed in motherhood, parenting

The other day, my 14-year old son asked me if he should shave the tiny, blond mustache that is barely visible on his upper lip. I said no. Actually, I yelled it. Now, I know that seems like an extreme reaction. But you have to understand that we have had bad shaving experiences in my [...]

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