Archive for 2013

 

Introducing Chicks Without Bricks – the ebook

Posted by Laurie on December 16th, 2013
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Look! I’m featured in this book! So I’m posting the link because we all know that a book with me in it is like a book…you know, with me in it. Anyway, although I’m actually a chick with bricks, the people at Full Time Families invited me to participate in this book. I’m very proud [...]

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Chillpocolypse…Or How to Survive Winter in California

Posted by Laurie on December 13th, 2013
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By the time you read this, The Great California Chillpocolypse of 2013 will be over.  At least, I hope it will be over. I haven’t been this cold since I lived in Canada – and frankly, that’s saying a lot. (And please don’t get me started on Canadian summers*. Suffice to say that about July [...]

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Happy Black Friday or how Thanksgiving gets the shaft

Posted by Laurie on November 26th, 2013
filed in Weird things I do

This is the story of poor, neglected Thanksgiving. You remember Thanksgiving, right? It’s the holiday that comes between Halloween and Christmas. There’s turkey. And pumpkin pie. And your Aunt Helen sticking olives on all of her fingers even though she’s a 107, if she’s a day and far too old to be doing that.  (Please [...]

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Pinterest intimidates the craft outta me

Posted by Laurie on November 4th, 2013
filed in Weird things I do

I think Pinterest has ruined the world. And possibly it’s quite evil.
Pinterest is like a bulletin board – only it’s on the Internet. You take all the pictures of everything you’ve ever seen and you post them to different boards. You stalk other people’s boards and they stalk yours. This is euphemistically called “following,” but [...]

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The Dangers of Twerking

Posted by Laurie on September 6th, 2013
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Dear Readers, I come to you today to tell you about the dangers of twerking. Yes, I said twerking. I know it sounds like a made up word, but sadly, it is in the Oxford Dictionary.  I know. After hearing that, I too worry about the future of mankind.
(Also? Really? The Oxford Dictionary? I mean, [...]

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Back to School – YAY!

Posted by Laurie on August 23rd, 2013
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Working my way through the Back to School stuff by posting some of my favorite old blogs about it. I’ll end next week with a brand new, completely unrecycled B2S blog
There’s magic in the air this week. All around, you can see parents with a lilt in their step and a song in [...]

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How to Humiliate a Teenager

Posted by Laurie on August 9th, 2013
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

At some point when you become a parent, you lose your coolness. Seriously. I don’t know where it goes, but it’s gone. And you, the person voted “Coolest” in high school are suddenly lumped in with the rest of the goofy parents – basically every single parent on the planet. There is no escape, no [...]

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