Archive for May, 2011


Guest Blog: Betty and Veronica Revisted

Posted by Laurie on May 26th, 2011
filed in Guest Blog

Hello! this is a guest blog from Barbara Greenberg, PhD. I’ve never had a guest blogger, but this came up and seemed cool because I am having issues communicating with Junior. Frankly, he’s being a teenage PITA* at this very moment. Anyway, Dr. Greenberg and Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder PsyD wrote a book called Teenage as [...]

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Home improvement: How to install a ceiling fan

Posted by Laurie on May 25th, 2011
filed in Weird things the husband does

The other day, Harry replaced a ceiling fan in our home. While showing it to a friend, she and I realized that many couples have ceiling fan replacement issues.
You see, men think that once they have installed a ceiling fan, it will stay in the room until they die or sell the house, whichever comes [...]

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Waiting in the carpool line

Posted by Laurie on May 23rd, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting

I don’t know how this happened, but apparently I have amassed over a million hours sitting in the carpool line. Seriously. Oh sure, you think I’m exaggerating, but sadly, I’m not. Okay, fine. I am. Maybe it just seems like a million hours. But I did I read online that the average parent spends 3 [...]

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Flashback Friday: Action figure or doll?

Posted by Laurie on May 20th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood

You know, you can learn a lot from kids. Ever since Junior was able to walk, talk and express an opinion, I have learned that I am an idiot. Oh, he hasn’t said it—well, not to my face, anyway.  But as a parent, I have turned out to be quite stupid.
Maybe it’s because I grew [...]

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| No Comments » & Mothers’ Day: the resolution

Posted by Laurie on May 19th, 2011
filed in motherhood

Dear Jim,
I think this might be our last letter. I just want you to know, Jim, that I feel so much better about you now. I mean, in another life if you weren’t a big CEO who didn’t know I existed, we could be…acquaintances. Or possibly friends of friends of friends.  Or, more likely, acquaintances [...]

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Dear Jim, 1800 Flowers sucks

Posted by Laurie on May 15th, 2011
filed in motherhood

Mr. James F. McCann
CEO, Inc.
One Old Country Road
Carle Place, New York 11514
Dear Mr. McCann
You know, I feel like I should call you Jim. After all, I have developed many close relationships with your company in the past two weeks. And I must say, your customer service representatives are incredibly polite, even in the face of [...]

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The Great Ear Piercing of 2011

Posted by Laurie on May 13th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

Well, he did it. Junior has two extra holes in his head, which honestly I’m hoping doesn’t lead to extra holes in other places.
But before I tell you how the Great Piercing of 2011 went, thank you for all of your advice. Once the deep breathing exercises kicked in, I could see that every one [...]

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