Archive for June, 2011

 

I wish I had learned Spanish…

Posted by Laurie on June 30th, 2011
filed in Yahoo Shine, parenting

A new post out on Yahoo Shine from me! Take a look, make a comment. Feel free to give Manic Motherhood some love.
I’m having a little trouble with my teenager. You see, I was apparently elected Spanish teacher for the summer. Sadly, I do not speak Spanish, which makes teaching it difficult. Well, I know [...]

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Thanks, teachers and coaches

Posted by Laurie on June 28th, 2011
filed in Yahoo Shine, motherhood, parenting

It’s been busy here in the Manic house. Mainly I am busy, while Junior sleeps in, hangs with friends and tries to avoid chores. Ah, the joys of summer. Anyway, between acting as a shuttle service for the dogs, teenagers and shockingly, myself, I managed to write…nothing. But I have this post, which I like [...]

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Flashback Friday: My memory is going

Posted by Laurie on June 24th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood, parenting

Welcome to Flashback Friday, where I talk about life before Junior became a smart-mouthed teenager.
Weird things have been happening to me. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting older—or if it’s because I’m the mom of an extremely active 8 year old—but strange things have been happening nonetheless.
Take the other day, for example. [...]

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1-800-Flowers update

Posted by Laurie on June 23rd, 2011
filed in Uncategorized

Dear Jim,
I just wanted to thank you for the gift you sent in the mail. I mean, I didn’t really know how your company could ever make up for the fiasco that occurred when you didn’t send my mother her Mother’s Day flowers the first time. Or the second time. Or even the third time.
But [...]

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Facing my fears: Rattlesnake in the driveway

Posted by Laurie on June 20th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

OK, I admit it. That scream you heard last week? The one heard by every person on the planet? Yeah, that one. That was me.
But I can explain.
You see, it was a nice, warm day. So of course, to celebrate, I went shopping. Because as we all know nothing says, “ooh, summer is finally here” [...]

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Flashback Friday: Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Posted by Laurie on June 17th, 2011
filed in motherhood

With Father’s Day Sunday, I thought I’d take an opportunity to shout out to my Dad and say something I should have said long ago.
Thank you, Dad. Thank you for all the things you did for me while I was growing up. Thank you for all the things you continue to do for me, even [...]

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I do not camp.

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

I posted this before with a link (an experiment that failed to be honest)…but now I’m putting it out there for all to see because it’s Wednesday, it’s hotter than Hades outside and the dog is barfing for reasons unknown to me, but which I believe may have something to do with stink bugs. She’s [...]

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