Archive for June, 2011


And this is why I suck at belly dancing

Posted by Laurie on June 13th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

In what can only be described as a moment of pure insanity I decided to take belly-dancing lessons. Yes, I, a person who has been known to flop around on a dance floor like a dying fish, decided a dance class was a good idea.
Now, I didn’t enter into this lightly. I saw a friend [...]

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Flashback Friday: Sunday drives with Dad

Posted by Laurie on June 10th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood

My dad is genetically programmed to never ask for directions. Ever. To anywhere. And unfortunately for dad, he’s not exactly a Magellan, either–which means that my sisters and I spent years of our childhood on Dad’s drives.
Dad’s drives went like this. On Sunday, after mass, we all got into the car and Dad would pull [...]

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I am an idiot, according to my son

Posted by Laurie on June 6th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

I don’t know how it happens, but when your children morph into teenagers, they suddenly know everything. It’s like they go to sleep one night as perfectly ordinary preteens and they wake up three inches taller with a bad attitude and all the knowledge of the universe stuck inside their heads.

And that is how you [...]

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I do not camp. Ever.

Posted by Laurie on June 3rd, 2011
filed in motherhood

This is my latest post on Yahoo Shine, where I am a parenting guru (seriously, what were they thinking)? If you are looking for the Graduation post, click here.

I do not camp.
And if anyone asks me, I am up front and honest about it. I am allergic to camping. Okay, maybe not allergic to camping [...]

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Happy Graduation, now live a great life

Posted by Laurie on June 1st, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

This is a graduation column I wrote a year or so ago. I’m reprinting it because it’s graduation!
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

- John Lennon
I like June. I think June is a great month. It’s filled with the promise of summer and picnics and weddings and graduations. It’s like a [...]

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