Archive for January, 2011


How not to answer the door

Posted by Laurie on January 28th, 2011
filed in Weird things the husband does, motherhood, parenting

The other day, I practiced the fine art of humiliation. I answered the door in my jammies. At 10:38 in the morning. Now, lest you think me one of those slothful housewives who doesn’t get dressed until 10 minutes before she has to be in the carpool line, let me assure you of this.
I am [...]

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This is why I need coffee

Posted by Laurie on January 26th, 2011
filed in Uncategorized

Today I had to run errands. Ordinarily, errands don’t warrant a blog post. But after I stopped for coffee at Peets (ahem, sorry Starbucks, I have much love for Peets and it won’t change because they do not make me order in faux-Italian), I realized I had to get gas. Oh, fine. The car started [...]

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Seriously? I have allergies and they aren’t good

Posted by Laurie on January 24th, 2011
filed in motherhood

Just before Christmas, I had one of those days. You know those days. They start off weird, and then just get worse. But this day started with me waking up and realizing it was still dark. Now that’s not the most unusual thing in the world, because I tend to wake up early. But then [...]

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5 things I wish for my teen

Posted by Laurie on January 20th, 2011
filed in Yahoo Shine, motherhood, parenting, teen

This post was originally written for Yahoo’s Shine, a place where people post blogs and chat and whatnot and where they have inexplicably made me a parenting guru. The assignment was to write about 5 things we wish for our kids.

As the parent of a teen, I feel like I have very little time [...]

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Are Chinese mom’s superior? Twitter Chat w/Yahoo Shine

Posted by Laurie on January 19th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting

Unless you’ve been on vacation on Mars or you prefer to spend January hiding under a rock from your creditors, you’ve probably heard about Amy Chua’s book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. (And as a side note, is that a great book title or what? I mean, it puts my fantasy book title of [...]

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And this is why I don’t clean

Posted by Laurie on January 17th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

I don’t know how or why it happened, but all of a sudden I’m a housewife. Well, I’m more of a domestic diva, actually, because you know, I’m not married to my house. But suddenly I’m interested in all that domestic diva stuff, like cooking.
This is a shock to many people—okay it’s really just a [...]

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Flashback Friday: I hate LEGO. And it hates me.

Posted by Laurie on January 14th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood, parenting

It’s Flashback Friday. Time to rewind the clock and visit Junior’s past–and his unfortunate LEGO addiction. And if you think it’s gone, you should see the new LEGO model of the White House that he made over the holidays
I hate LEGO. It’s evil. Oh, yeah, LEGO sounds like a good thing—after all, what [...]

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