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8 (Mostly True) Facts About Mondays

I don’t know about you, but I suck at Mondays. And mornings. They’re just not my thing. My only solution to the Monday Madness is to share some smiles. Facts and theories about the first (often dreaded) day of the week. 1. Monday … 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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5 Posts That Made Me Act Undignified

And by “undignified” I mean laughing so hard there were tears, and maybe a little drool. We like to get our Monday giggle on, so of course I’m sharing these gems with the posse here. May these links cause undignified … Continue reading

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How The Meaning of BOB Morphs With Age

BOB has somehow been a constant acronym in my life. When I was a kid, a “bob” was a hairstyle. It was cut above your shoulders, all cute and sassy, and beloved by figure skaters and news anchors. In college … Continue reading

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20 Kickass Things About Being 40 (And Beyond)

Yesterday, my brother posted this on Facebook — 40 Effed Up Things About Being 40 — and his crowd went wild. The author of the post, Amy Wruble, from Carriage Before Marriage is awesome, but in this case I’m going to disagree with … Continue reading

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Halloween Costume Assembly and Male vs Female Brains

The Little Bean has finally figured out what Halloween is all about. Last year, she wore whatever I put on her and lined up her candy in cool patterns. This year, she’s figured out what candy actually is. She’s now … Continue reading

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The 3 Funniest Posts I’ve Seen This Month

Do put down your beverages before you click these links. Your keyboard will thank me. There’s some funny stuff out on the blogosphere right now. I knew by Wednesday, in a week like this one, that y’all would need another dose … Continue reading

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Take Out The Trash: Throwing Away Shame

I read two posts that stopped me in my tracks this week. I mean that in a good way. These posts made me stop, examine and ponder…about shame. Shame is a huge thing in my books, and it’s almost never … Continue reading

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What’s The Best Advice Your Elders Ever Gave You?

This snippet came in a newsletter from Harvey Mackay and I can’t stop thinking about it. Make like a pencil  and get the lead out… by Harvey Mackay    A young boy asked his mother what he should do in … Continue reading

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Silliest Vacation Moments Ever…

The Hansen Clan went to a high school graduation this weekend up in Monterey and had a blast. Baby Girl was a rockstar for the 8 hour car trip, which was a shocker to us parents. [We expected to need … Continue reading

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