Category Archives: People do silly things

No Drama, Please

I was reminded recently that we always have a choice when it comes to drama. Just because someone else is chomping at the bit to make a scene, or even to poke and prod a reaction out of you, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Flying Home From the Bus Stop

What is it about that first day of spring-like weather that makes us all so wild and crazy?

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Re-Rejected and it Feels…okay

Apparently, the Listen to Your Mother auditions are all hush-hush. I didn’t hear a whispered semi-reference to auditioning for the North Jersey show anywhere on Twitter or Facebook or through text. No one was talking! Except for me. Also, if … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: From Whence Empathy Comes

Oh dear. I was trying so hard — and hating every moment of it.

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The Night I Didn’t Get Shot (prank edition)

I didn’t have the ego available to me to say no, so I sat in the truck. Swept along by a desire to seem cool enough to be brought home to meet the friends, I sat in the truck.  Nervous to … Continue reading

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Modern Day Valentine

My husband and I are romantics of the most realistic and modern sort. His public Valentine wish: “Happy day commemorating the beating, stoning, and beheading of some 3rd-century Roman dude!” And I ReTweeted it.

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Tweenage Dreams on Valentine’s Day

To say there were never any grand expectations surrounding Valentine’s Day would be a lie. But I didn’t have to admit it. I never said it out loud, and even to myself it was wrapped in half-laughed-at daydreams. Still, sometimes, … Continue reading

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Pass the Lipstick, I Need Some For My Teeth.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Stephanie and Cynthia! We were able to give away TWO sets of these books thanks to the generosity of Anna Sandler of Instructions for my Husband! Desperate for a great read? Check out the links at the … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Deconstructing Snowman

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Snow Day Activities!

Unexpected or not, snowy days offer up really fun activities — more fun than shoveling your sidewalk and driveway. More fun than sitting inside and saying, “I’m booooored!” I know there are lots of lovely curated lists of snow day … Continue reading

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