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Birthday Snapshot: Bean Sprout is 5!

I’ve been slacking on Bean Sprout’s “Birthday Interview” video, but I plan to do it tomorrow so I can get *her* answers to the following questions. In the meantime, here’s a snapshot of Lilo, through my eyes, on her 5th birthday. Nicknames: Lilo, Lilo Bilo, Lee Names of Her Imaginary Friends: Agleckla Eckie (who drives… Continue reading Birthday Snapshot: Bean Sprout is 5!

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Up is That Way!

I cannot live through another moment like the shitshow that was my morning. We’ve been painting our kitchen, which is frustrating in itself (I literally cried myself to sleep Saturday night because I’d been taping and painting for 14 hours, without stopping to eat more than a doughnut, and I couldn’t see an end in… Continue reading Up is That Way!

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I Stopped Cleaning Up After My Kids and It Is Killing Me!

  My kids are straight up savages when it comes to cleaning up after themselves. I’m not saying they make a mess; I’m saying they are like gummy, human bombs made out of dirt/markers/unidentified liquid substances, and they leave a trail of literal garbage in their wake. They could be hovering directly over the trashcan… Continue reading I Stopped Cleaning Up After My Kids and It Is Killing Me!

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Hot Parenting Tip: How to Manipulate Your Kids Using Their Own Toys

The best and easiest way I know to snap my kids out of a bad mood is to make their stuffed animals (or any body part or inanimate object) talk to them. It doesn’t work every single time, but I’ve turned temper tantrums around on a dime with just my fingers, a bad accent, and a… Continue reading Hot Parenting Tip: How to Manipulate Your Kids Using Their Own Toys

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How I Lost 10 lbs Without Exercising, Calorie Counting or Losing My Mind

Just before Christmas, I lost 10 lbs in 22 days. The fact that I was able to lose weight at all (and so quickly!) was, for me, impressive enough, but the fact that I’ve been able to keep it off for 2 months while eating like a total hog has been nothing short of a… Continue reading How I Lost 10 lbs Without Exercising, Calorie Counting or Losing My Mind

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I’ll Tell You When You’re Married

*Thank you for the blog idea, Teresa! Chase and I have been letting the kids watch New Girl lately, which I don’t really feel bad about because my mom let me watch all sorts of shit when I was little and I turned out mostly fine. My favourite movies when I was my daughters’ age… Continue reading I’ll Tell You When You’re Married