Category Archives: Parenting

My St. Patrick’s Days Through The Years: Pinches, Green Rivers And Bolo Hats

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What did you do to celebrate? You know, I haven’t been much of a fan of St. Paddy’s Day. I think it started when I was in elementary school and I wasn’t wearing green for the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Decrease Your Children’s TV Time in 2014

You’ve made your own New Years resolutions, but you might want to set some for your children as well. The television is an enticing entertainment option for young ones, but too much television time has the potential to cause issues … Continue reading

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Achieving Martin Luther King’s Dream: Are you doing your part?

Today is Martin Luther King Day, when we look back on a courageous man and the movement for equality. Has King’s dream been realized? No, it hasn’t. Yes, we have a black president, and as monumental as that is, it … Continue reading

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Peace Meals: 4 Ideas for Entertaining Your Child in a Restaurant

Misbehaved children in restaurants has become such a problem that some eateries have banned children under the ages of 6, 10 or even 18, according to ABC News and the Huffington Post. Most parents would prefer to keep their children … Continue reading

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The Life (And Death) of Our First Pet

My 6-year-old has been asking for a pet for the past two years.  And we’ve always said no. Why? Because the timing wasn’t right. Because we didn’t have enough space for a dog and I’m allergic to cats. Just because … Continue reading

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Truthful tales behind the eyeroll-inducing parenting cliches

Being a parent you live out all the tiresome cliches in truth: The days are long, but the years are short. They’re only this age once. You wear your heart on your sleeve. Usually cliches do nothing but make my … Continue reading

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A G-String Diva At My Son’s Swim Class

Those who know me know I’m all for women of all shapes and sizes being proud of and flaunting their curves. The thick girls on South Beach who strut their scantily cladded jiggly bits? Go on’ wit yo bad self. … Continue reading

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The YouTube video of my #VOTY13 reading at BlogHer

Have you ever heard a recording of yourself talking and then cringed? Wondering, do I really *sound* like that? I think watching yourself on TV is kinda like that. You all know how I was chosen as one of BlogHer’s … Continue reading

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New town, new friends: First Day of School in Portland

The first day of school. There’s so many emotions wrapped up in that little sentence, aren’t there? When I first dropped Logan off at daycare, moms told me that I’d cry and cry. I didn’t. Then years later when Logan … Continue reading

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The farewell party: Nothing like a little booze to help when it’s hard to say goodbye

Parties. Everybody likes a party, right? Well, maybe not a Miley Cyrus party featuring her tongue, twerking and teddy bears, but generally, we all like to sit back and have a good time with friends. Our family is no exception. … Continue reading

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