Archive for 2011

 

Happy Holidays

Posted by Laurie on December 25th, 2011
filed in Uncategorized

I’m taking a few days with family, so have a great Christmas or Hanukah! However, I reserve the right to pen an obscenely long post complaining about the family when I’m done being all loving and celebratory with them Have a great one and I’ll see you close to the New Year.
Oh, and thanks for [...]

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A Festivus Holiday Letter

Posted by Laurie on December 22nd, 2011
filed in parenting

Another day, another repeat from me. Don’t expect more. It’s the holidays and yesterday I went to Walmart and I barely survived. Anyway, this is my answer to all those braggy holiday newsletters. Shhh, though. Don’t tell. I like the ones that don’t brag

Dear Friends and Family,
Festivus Greetings from the Manic Motherhood family! [...]

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The fat guy is scary or how my dog ate Santa

Posted by Laurie on December 21st, 2011
filed in dogs from hell

Happy Holidays! And to get all my last minute stuff done (yes, I know I said I was done, but really I just realized I never sent out cards and the cookies have been eaten, so more burnt offerings must be sacrificed for Santa). Anyway, that’s why I’m running repeats this week. This is one [...]

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Kirby’s Annual Holiday Post

Posted by Laurie on December 19th, 2011
filed in dogs from hell, parenting

Kirby is my dog. And for the last few years, she has written my holiday blog for my newspaper column (my editor even changes the name of the column from “A Mom’s Life” to “A Dog’s Life” cuz we’re kinda cutesy that way). This year, Kirby wrote a letter to Santa Happy Holidays, [...]

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12 days of Christmas

Posted by Laurie on December 15th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do, parenting

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
A parking space in front of the outlets.
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Two brand-new credit cards
And a parking space in front of the outlets.
On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Three visits to Santa [...]

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How to study for finals

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

As the parent of a teenager, I have many opportunities to study the teenager in his native habitat. (That would be the kitchen because he’s growing so fast.) But I also get to observe the species as he does something called “studying for finals.” Now, it’s been my observation that studying for finals involves a [...]

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The Elf on the Shelf is a spy

Posted by Laurie on December 8th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting

I’m having some issues with my Elf on the Shelf.
Specifically, I did not know I had an Elf on the Shelf. And trust me, if I had realized that I had an Elf on the Shelf, I would have done things a little bit differently this Christmas season. For one thing? The Elf on the [...]

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