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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 Weight Watchers,

Hey, guys! Listen, Y’all are awesome. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. You can have cake! This is nice. It’s a lovely touch. I recently signed up, again, and I have high hopes. I left the last time because I was afraid of that orange monster. I have actual monsters that taunt me with their last chicken nugget and French fries so that just scared me for other reasons. And also, I tend to be a quitter. …

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Just Jesus

Your Sister in Christ, A. Butthead

The other day we saw a television program on co-sleeping. My husband, Justin went on a mini rant. “What is wrong with those people?” he barked. “That is twisted. Why would you want all those little people in your bed?” he wandered off and I heard him murmur, “Weirdos.” I don’t have the energy to explain to him, he is a co-sleeper.  And I don’t mean me. It is 5:21 am and I’m typing this while he snores in the next …

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Parenting

A Day in the Life of Mom – the Whole Truth

No one would believe me, mom-life, is not a joke. “So, what did you do today?” He asked with such minimalism. Physically I couldn’t keep up with my dear husband.  Once, in an effort to gain his attention to break for lunch, two of his employees form tackled him.  He moves like he is trying out for the mile in the next Olympic races.  When my husband comes home from work he is most often soaked to the bone.  His …

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Just Jesus

The Cliff from Whence I Tumble… Don’t Follow Me

Yesterday was stressful, like cliff diving. You know, I could delete that, pretty much in my world that goes without saying.  For now, I will leave it. There is one aspect of my life where it would seem only other writers would glean from my current stressor but, at 1:00 am I realized that I could write about it – and teach and learn from it. So, if you have been here before, you know my husband and eldest son, …

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Parenting

12 steps can’t help me…

When the package from Amazon arrived I searched my foggy brain for some memory of what I had ordered.   I order things from Amazon with quick draw speed. In a showdown in the streets of the old west – you’d be pushing up daisies. Since the conception of the Amazon Prime Pantry – I have been to Walmart three times. I count this among my greatest achievements – and I have a Masters degree. My educational achievements are listed well …