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Welcome Home: The Year America Spoke the Same Scholastic Language

Welcome Home: The Year America Spoke the Same Scholastic Language Welcome home… homeschooled that is.  Yes, I have braced myself for the onslaught of folks reminding me of the terror of COVID-19.  I am not here to negate the losses.  We have lost too.  Family members lost jobs, friends were very sick, acquaintances passed.  I know, none of us can champion that.  And I am an Oil Industry brat, so while many have rejoiced at the pump, I stood in …

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Stuff We As a Society Don’t Understand

Stuff We As a Society Don’t Understand If nothing else, the COVID-19 Pandemic has given us all plenty to talk about, at a distance of course, sometimes.  Although, there is a bunch we as a society don’t understand.  I am no expert, but, not to brag, I am coming up on my third book launch in August.  And my entire career was launched five years ago by telling my kids they weren’t that great and writing 31 blog posts on …

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Pee First: A Bladder Story

Pee First: A Bladder Story I full-blown peed my pants this week.  I wasn’t laughing. And, I didn’t sneeze.  No, I just should have taken my own advice.  Pee first.   It really isn’t fair.  I am basically a fit woman.  Granted, I have given birth 4 times, to HUGE headed babies. Then I adopted two more babies.  This didn’t directly affect my bladder… I don’t think. However, after my hysterectomy in 2002, I thought things would normalize for me.  I …

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Gender Reveal Parties: A New Phenomenon

Gender Reveal Parties: A New Phenomenon in Birthing Humans I am going to sound like an old lady, and I swear, I am not that old.  However, I cannot hold my tongue on the issue of the gender reveal party.  It is too ripe – there is entirely too much to say.   Yes,  I know the risk.  I have had my share of pushback on stuff I wish you’d quit saying.  The crazies can be found in the comment section …

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Dear Spelling List: the Myth, the Legend, the Beast

Dear Spelling List: the Myth, the Legend, the Beast There you are.  Truly, you never change, you with your pious phonetical rubbish, except when you throw out some random silent P. What is that? I imagine if you were to answer me, you would give some easy response.  But I know you so well.  I have known you since 1976. Spelling List, you have the ego of a prizefighter. Your one, two punch? Another silent letter.  And you knock out …

Marriage Emergency: My Husband is on a Diet and I Can’t Deal

Marriage Emergency: My Husband is on a Diet. Yes, my husband is on a diet. I can’t. What is this phenomenon? Why can’t he leave well enough alone? The last time he went on a diet he cut back from three beers to two, and he lost 9 pounds. In a day. I know, you think I am exaggerating.  I wish I was. So this time it was a Tuesday.  I was sitting at my vanity putting on my face …