Archive for February, 2012


Tiger mother, perfect bebe

Posted by Laurie on February 27th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting

I’m not sure how it happened, but apparently I have failed as a parent just by virtue of being American. According to the latest parenting trend, many cultures are better parents than Americans – ergo, I am a parenting fail (and yes, in case you were wondering I have been waiting years to use the [...]

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History homework and the (possibly) lazy teen

Posted by Laurie on February 15th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

It’s starting to occur to me that my son, my only child, is lazy.  Oh, I know. It’s shocking, right? I mean, what parent of a teenager would ever think her child is lazy?
Oh, wait. Yeah. Most of us.
Look, I’m not down on teens. I actually like them. They have a way of looking at [...]

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Valentine’s Day was easier back when…

Posted by Laurie on February 14th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting

I have good news and bad news for Valentine’s Day. The good news is, it only happens once a year. The bad news is, unless you are a kindergartner, your easy Valentine’s Days are way, way behind you. Yeah, I’m thinking that makes us circle right back to the good news, right?
Look, when you are [...]

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Flashback Friday: Junior’s First Girlfriend

Posted by Laurie on February 10th, 2012
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood, parenting

Today’s Flashback Friday is a column I wrote when Junior was in the first grade. You’ll be relieved to know that since he is now a teenager, he no longer spits on future girlfriends
Junior has discovered girls.
Oh, he’s always known they existed. But they were disgusting, cootie-carrying creatures that he avoided at all [...]

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My coffee scared me today

Posted by Laurie on February 9th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

This is a photo of my morning coffee. It gives me life. Without it, I cannot possibly function at all. Ever. Seriously.
And yet, if you look to the right of my coffee, you will see teeth. Those are not my teeth. (Really? Did you for one minute think they were?) In fact, those are a [...]

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I am a Princess (if I say it enough, it will be true)

Posted by Laurie on February 8th, 2012
filed in Yahoo Shine, motherhood, parenting

Yes, I am a freaking princess, even if it is only in my (dyed) blond head. I can prove it. Check out my latest for Yahoo! Shine and see for yourself
Parenting Guru: Got Fairytales?

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Win a trip to NYC!

Posted by Laurie on February 6th, 2012
filed in Contests/Giveaways

Who makes you smile? Your kids? Dogs? Husband? The sight of clean laundry being put away by normally reluctant teens? (um, I know which one gets my vote.)
If stuff makes you smile – and let’s face it, even some of us grumpy moms (dang, I totally should have named the blog that) smile at something. [...]

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