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Blue-Blue The Disco Dancing Cat

I promise y’all, I am not smoking the funky weed over here in California. “Blue-Blue” is featured in the title of my Little Bean’s first story, which I am turning in to her teacher this morning. This kid’s imagination is awesome, so I … Continue reading

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The More Cowbell Tour Rocked the U.S.

The More Cowbell Tour spanned 29 days and 15 states. It was wild and memorable and fun. And tiring. But the Little Bean started kindergarten last week and I am BAA-A-A-CK. Here are some highlights. Continue reading

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5 Ways Kindergarten Prep Feels Like a Job Interview

It’s Thoughty Thursday, and I’m gonna get my rant on. It feels like I’ve been preparing for my kid to go to kindergarten for at least 4 months now. What happened to the days when you just took a piece … Continue reading

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You’ve Gotta See This Brave Little Bundle of Cuteness

Today is my daughter’s birthday and the Little Bean is growing up at an alarming rate. I mean, I’ve listened to Don’t Blink, but jeezy-peezy…I can’t believe she’s having another birthday. She was just born. I think about where I was … Continue reading

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Some Days You Just Want To Swear

Some days you just need to swear. When I first posted on this topic, Baby Girl was just starting to talk. Now? She’s repeating everything, which means I have to spell everything. And sometimes the Hubs will just say the … Continue reading

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Egg Fever Has Taken Over My House

This isn’t Baby Girl’s first Easter, but it’s the first time she’s into it. We’ve worshipped the bunnies and discussed eggs. She slayed us yesterday because she threw a plastic egg and, when it broke apart on the floor said: “It … Continue reading

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My Fridgie Has A Magnetic Personality…How About Yours?

I hate the new non-magnetic fridgie fronts! Especially with kids, I think the ability to hang artwork on my refrigerator is my God-given right as a parent. We inherited our fridge from my mother-in-law and, while it has lovely shelving and … Continue reading

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1000 Words of Joy in One Tiny Picture

Okay, I’ll admit it…I’m biased about this photo. It was taken when I was not around and, every time I look at it, I can’t stop smiling. Even though it’s a bit grainy, the pure joy in this picture made it difficult … Continue reading

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10 Ways I’d Love My Books To Be Like Flat Stanley

If you’re a North American parent with a child in 3rd grade or beyond, it’s a pretty sure bet you’ve heard of Flat Stanley. Just in case you haven’t, here’s a quick summary: The Flat Stanley Project In 1994, Dale … Continue reading

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8 Parenting Tips from Janet Fitch (Author of White Oleander)

For those of you who don’t know who Janet Fitch is, she wrote White Oleander (which was made into a movie starring many actresses you know) and Paint It Black. I’ve also seen Ms. Fitch speak at the L.A. Times Festival of … Continue reading

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