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The Commotion You Know

  Isaiah’s tennis teacher is a saint. He specializes in teaching 4-8 year olds tennis. Enough said. As the mother of an 8-year-old I can personally vouch for how difficult that must be. Oh wait – I forget we are assuming that child is typical. But my child is not typical, and this class includes […]

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I Blame Television

I freaked out the boy tonight by announcing we were only going to listen to music now. The TV is making me crazy. It really is. I was a staunch no TV mama until he was 2 and a half. Then he got pneumonia for the first time and there was only so much entertaining […]

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And When You Start A Conversation In The Middle of A Sentence I Do Not Find it Amusing

“Oh I get it now, those funny things on the helmets are to protect the skiers…” “What? What are you talking about?” My husband, son and I just left the rec center where we were playing bingo. I’m driving, it’s freezing and my body is wracked with shivers as we make our way towards home. […]

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My Son’s Brain is Not Public Domain

I remember when I was a Political Science major, I had this amazing professor who had us read a whole list of books on Utopias; just so we would be sure that we knew what a Utopia was, and that we didn’t live in one. After my son was born I began reading Young Adult […]

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Who Are You Calling Special?

So I’m sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing – although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people’s work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with […]

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Mojo vs. The Evil Dragon Lady

This freakin’ weather! Not everyone has the pleasure of living in the midwest. I am aware of that. And I am acutely aware of the fact that many people live places were the sun shines at least, oh I don’t know; once every 4 days? Wow, that would be heaven. That would be like a […]

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10 reason’s I haven’t killed my husband yet

I’m sharing this post with Monday Listacles, the list is supposed to be “10 way’s my partner is awesome” Well, I guess I am taking this challenge on a little twisty turny ride, so sue me. So this will double as my Happy Husband Sunday post. So for those of you who never complain about your […]

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Happy Husband Sundays? {what if there’s no more?}

So yesterday I’m panicking.  What if there’s no more?  Here I said I was going to do this regular feature, cause my husband is pretty darn entertaining.  And by 8:30am, this morning, this is all I had: Husband looking at the mail yells to me from across the kitchen “Where’s this from?” (yes he even […]

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Happy Husband Sundays?

This is the beginning of what I think will be a regular feature. My husband and my son are basically the reason I have laughter in my life.  My son get’s 99% of the blog cause his humor is natural.  I’m gonna give my husband that extra 1% cause, well let’s just say I want […]

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No Angst or Venom here

I’m afraid I don’t have enough Venom or Angst to be a good blogger.  I am afraid I am too content.  Is my life perfect? NOT.  Am I always happy? Not Quite.  I am medicated. YAY! My husband has serious ADD. BOO!!!!  My son has sensory processing disorder and wackoness.  Love it.  But no Angst […]