Archive for August, 2011


Kids sue mom – for “bad mothering”

Posted by Laurie on August 29th, 2011
filed in parenting

In today’s news of the stupid, ridiculous and weird, we have the case of Kimberly Garrity. Kimberly was sued by her children, Steven II (23) and Kathryn (20) for bad mothering.
Yeah, I said “bad mothering.” And yeah, these are actual adults suing their mother.
Seriously, I cannot make this stuff up. If I could make stuff [...]

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Goofy times with Dad

Posted by Laurie on August 26th, 2011
filed in parenting

This is my father. This is not a typical picture of my father. First, he’s not a big hat guy. Second, I didn’t know he knew who Goofy was. Turns out, he does know Goofy. And it turns out, he likes to pretend he is Goofy.
Kind of cool, right?
This photo was taken over the summer. [...]

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Back to School Shopping

Posted by Laurie on August 18th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

There is nothing more horrifying than back to school shopping with a teenager. Oh, fine. Maybe an alien invasion is slightly more horrifying. And possibly the shenanigans going on with the economy are just a bit more horrifying. But back to school shopping with a teenager is definitely on the top 10 list.
Trust me. I [...]

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I’m not obsessed with cupcakes

Posted by Laurie on August 16th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do, Weird things the husband does

Every once in a while I get a reminder about why I married Harry. He’s the complete and total opposite of me. Take this morning, for example. I was discussing ordering a few cupcakes from the cupcake bakery for this weekend when some friends come by the house. And Harry turns to me and says, [...]

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Driving Instructions

Posted by Laurie on August 11th, 2011
filed in Guest Blog, parenting, teen

This post was originally a guest post for Scary Mommy, who rocks. I am posting it here because a) I haven’t had time to write anything new because it’s the last two weeks until school starts; and b) I’m busy trying to hide all the receipts from back to school shopping cuz I kind of [...]

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I’m not ready for summer to end

Posted by Laurie on August 3rd, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

I was just getting used to summer when I realized that it’s nearly over. Suddenly my mailbox is flooded with notices from the school. Pick up this! Pay for that! Practice now! And I face the undeniable reality.
I don’t want school to start.
This has been a wonderful summer (knock on wood). Junior has been with [...]

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Driving instructions – this should scare all of us

Posted by Laurie on August 2nd, 2011
filed in Guest Blog, parenting, teen

I’m guest posting over at Scary Mommy today – which is one of my fave blogs ever. This is one of those embarrassing “squuuuueeeee” moments for me, so pop over and check me out (and Jill, cuz Scary Mommy seriously rocks).​ing-instruction-2/
As always, Like me on Facebook or I’ll have Junior [...]

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