Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!

As parents, we’ve all done it.  Most of us, anyway.  We’ve all told that little white lie, with the intention of protecting the imaginations and/or innocence of our children.  You know the ones I’m talking about:  those itty-bitty, tinnnnny white lies about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny…or even about Goldie the Goldfish whoContinue reading “Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!”

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Will the Real Superman Please Fly Forward?

I love little kids and the unique way they have of taking everything quite literally.  If you say “the sky is falling,” you can be sure that some child will duck for cover.  If you say “it’s raining cats and dogs,” some child somewhere will start to cry.  Their whole world is very literal. ThisContinue reading “Will the Real Superman Please Fly Forward?”

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To My Future Daughter-in-Law: Please Don’t Hate Me!

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again:   There are days when I wish I could crawl inside my son’s brain just to see where and how he comes up with some of the things that come out of his mouth.  At 7, his brain is always working.  Getting him to bed atContinue reading “To My Future Daughter-in-Law: Please Don’t Hate Me!”

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No Girls Allowed!

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was to play with my oldest brother’s hair.  Mel is 15 years older than I am so, when I was 7, he was already an adult of 22.  By the time I was 10, he was an old man in my eyesContinue reading “No Girls Allowed!”

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Why Some Animals Eat Their Young

I have discovered why some animals eat their young.  I didn’t just discover it.  To be honest, I’ve known it for a while.  If you have children – especially if they’re past that cute toddler stage when their whole worlds revolve around you – then you know what I mean.  Some days you almost wishContinue reading “Why Some Animals Eat Their Young”

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A 21st Century Wilma and Betty

      If you’ve ever been around teens, you know that – once they hit about age 14 or 15 – the only thing on their minds is what kind of car they’re going to get.  They start scoping out the car lots in their early teens and some of them even start makingContinue reading “A 21st Century Wilma and Betty”

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Duct Tape Fixes Everything!

Duct tape (sometimes called duck tape).  It’s probably one of the world’s most amazing household repair tools.  If it can’t be fixed with duct tape, then it can’t be fixed. We’ve used duct tape to fix all manner of different things in our house, and we’ve recently learned that it comes in designer colors.  NoContinue reading “Duct Tape Fixes Everything!”

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Learning to French Kiss

One of my favorite things about little kids is how their interpretations of the world around them are so much different than ours as adults.  My daughter, Amber, is now 16; but,when she was little, she came up with some real doozies.  It’s not difficult to imagine my surprise and distress when she came homeContinue reading “Learning to French Kiss”

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Holiday Flashback!

Dear Readers: It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and – like many of the rest of you – I’ve decided to take the day off.  But never fear…I won’t leave you high and dry. Today’s post is a flash back to my very first blog on this site.  This article debuted on my blog for the firstContinue reading “Holiday Flashback!”

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Throw Mommy Under the Bus!

I’m not entirely sure why or how, but my children learned at a very early age that it’s fun to harass me.  That is to say that they’re always saying and doing things to give me a hard time, usually just for laughs or to see my reaction.  I’m not sure exactly where they learnedContinue reading “Throw Mommy Under the Bus!”

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