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The Parent Files: Parenthood Bloopers

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The Parent Files: Parenthood Bloopers

Today, I’m delving into one of my areas of expertise: parenthood bloopers. Come on, admit it.  If you’re a parent, aunt/uncle, babysitter, etc., you’ve been there, haven’t you?  I sure have. Here are some of my many, many blooper moments as a parent:   Image via Unsplash/Drew Hays I’ll start with my oldest child.  When […]

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Eddie Vedder Once Walked Beside Me, But I’m Over It

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Eddie Vedder Once Walked Beside Me, But I’m Over It

The other day, I was on Twitter and a person (to go unnamed) reached out to make a connection.  This was fine, the person was fine, everything was fine.  Except, there was this one little thing I noticed about her profile.  It was this: in her brief intro section, there was a line that said, […]

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Hair and Now

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Hair and Now

Am I the only one who caught an ear worm from that title?  Luther Vandross?  1989?  Here and Now?  Pretty sure it was played during at least one of my proms.  Anyway, I’m showing my age, time to move on…. Today’s post has nothing to do with Mr. Vandross or with music of any kind.  This […]

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The Wisdom of Chickens

Earthy, Ethereal, For the love of animals, Searching for Inspiration 2 Comments
The Wisdom of Chickens

I love our chickens.  I do.  When we first got them, I expected to like them, but I really have come to love these funny, feathered little girls.  Not only that, they’re far more interesting and intelligent than I ever would have guessed.  Here are some life lessons I’ve learned while watching chickens: Beautiful baby […]

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Sunday on the sofa

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Sunday on the sofa

It’s Sunday here, April 10th, and the snow(!) from yesterday has melted.  While we wait for spring to return, we’re all doing a little relaxing indoors.  One of my dogs, Tess, a mixed-breed rescue (who was named–by my family–after my main character in My Watcher’s Eyes), seems to have made it into a science.  In […]

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Spring is here, no matter what the thermometer says!

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Spring is here, no matter what the thermometer says!

It’s April 5th, so what did I wear to run the kids to their dental and orthodontic appointments this morning?  A lightweight cotton shirt, with another lightweight cotton shirt (okay, cardigan) on top.  It’s spring, damn it, and apparently I’m willing to suffer to prove it.  (Didn’t prove anything, by the way, except that I’m […]

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Happy Easter from us and our bunnies!

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Happy Easter from us and our bunnies!

HappyEaster! Hoping your spring blooms with good health and happiness!  xo  

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Fun Friday!

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Since it’s another Fun Friday, thought I’d share a photo of one of my writing buddies….  We thought he was a Golden Retriever, but it turns out he’s an elusive, rarely-photographed Pillow Retriever. Honestly. He’s waiting to go outside and he’s hoping I won’t notice he’s trying to take something with him. Hope you all […]

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Household Help

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Household Help

Are any of you missing Downton Abbey as much as I am?  For those of us who’ve come down with cases of The Abbey Withdrawal, I thought it might be nice to discuss our very own household helpers.  Let us begin, shall we? So.  When you ask your butler for a little extra help—what?  No […]

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Food on My Face: Homemade Makeup

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Food on My Face: Homemade Makeup

In honor of another Fun Friday, I thought I’d share my tips on making up makeup!  People seem to find it amusing that I wear food-based makeup.  (Can’t imagine why!)  Regardless of how strange the idea might sound, it’s simple, inexpensive, and easy to make!  Plus, I really like how it looks and feels on […]

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