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Making everything equal is making me crazy!

Okay, here’s the scenario – We’re on the plane last week and the flight attendant places three Sprites on my tray for my kids.  As she pushes the cart away, I glanced down and noticed something so horrible, so terrible, I could barely speak – Not all the Sprites were poured equally. This was a meltdown waiting to happen and the stakes were very high.  We don’t let our kids drink soda, so a Sprite on the airplane is like liquid…

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The Farm Report

This week Bill and Buck are on a camping trip so it’s been me, Em and Aug holding down the farm.  Okay, me really.  I decided to let them slither out of their chores this week because their brother is off having a blast.  Which means I’ve had a lot of eyeballs staring at me for food and belly scratches.  I didn’t realize how much Bill actually did with the animals until now.  Don’t tell him I said that.  I…

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There’s a party in my pants

Recently, I read Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food.  (It was awesome.)  There’s a section in it on vitamins and how if you’re eating right you don’t really need to take them.  Save your money, in other words, and just buy veggies.  Great advice, but some days I know I’m just not eating the pound of fruits and vegetables that will cut my chances of cancer in half.  Some days I’m just eating a pound of cereal.  Or a…

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Statues of New Jersey

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite lawn ornaments from my trip to New Jersey.  Let me start by saying that I love lawn ornaments.  I don’t have any right now because my children are terrified of them, but one day I plan on having an entire garden gnome army scattered across my yard, some fishing, others collecting gold with little pick axes, maybe some having fun with a butterfly net, but always watching, always waiting for their…

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Me, Mother Earth and zombies

I have to admit — for the past few years, I’ve had absolutely no belief that human beings will be on this planet in a hundred years.  And I’m being generous with that hundred years — deep down I probably think more like seventy-five or fifty years before most of the planet will be destroyed by global warming, all the animals and trees will be gone and those people that remain will be covered in soot and eating their more…

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Here I am, back in New York

We are traveling in New York and New Jersey all week visiting Bill’s family.  I went to college at NYU and this is the first time I’ve taken my kids back to the city that was so insanely important to me before they were born.  And I was so excited to share it with them — I talked about it non-stop before we got here — the subways, the huge buildings, the amazing food — it was like their mom…

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Shopping for fall sleepwear

I love it when the weather turns a little colder and all the cute, cozy, fall sleepwear catalogs start finding their way to my doorstep.  I got a big stack of them the other day and as I was sorting through them, my eye couldn’t help but catch one in particular — Cuddledown of Maine.  Their sleepwear amazed me.  It delighted me.  And it inspired me to ask Bill to photoshop  my head on a bunch of their nightgowns. Here…

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I am a hillbilly

I have never been able to get my kids to sleep in their own beds.  I feel like I’m a pretty decent parent during the day, but at night, I’m the worst.  Even if my kids get sick in the middle of the night, I feel like, I’m sorry.  I’m off duty.  Next time try barfing between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.  This probably explains why they go to Daddy for things they need during the night…

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