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If she is like me, she is still at work, and Daddy is tucking you in. I love my job. Mostly. But right now? I am feeling a bit tested.


Posted at: January 27th, 2010 - 10:03 pm - Number of Comments » 1

While I am being peevish, I have another useful announcement. This for the people in the children’s clothing industry. So, here I go, up on the soap box: <tap, tap, tap> Is this thing on? Good.  Okay. To the makers of little boys’ jeans: Little boys need pockets. While I would have thought that this […]


Posted at: January 25th, 2010 - 4:10 pm - Number of Comments » 3

To the husbands and children of the universe: I apologize in advance if I shatter some long-cherished myths along the lines of the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, but I have an announcement to make: Ahem. No.  It is not fairies who pick up your dirty socks and underwear up off of the floor […]


Posted at: January 21st, 2010 - 10:14 pm - Number of Comments » 2

I came from a “clean your plate” family.  In my mother’s defense, I do not ever explicitly remember hearing her say “There are children in Africa who would be grateful for your food…”, but I know with utmost certainty that my grandmother did.  In any case the message “Thou shalt not waste food” came through […]


Posted at: January 20th, 2010 - 2:48 pm - Number of Comments » 3

When two women show up at a wedding wearing the same thing, it’s a crisis. When two little boys show up at a wedding wearing the same thing – it’s adorable!


Posted at: January 18th, 2010 - 1:05 pm - Number of Comments » 0

The news is heartbreaking. I know this.  I know what this is like.  I know what it is to lose your home, to lose everything.  I know what it is to frantically try to reach friends and loved ones, to wonder if they are still okay, if they have been spared. I have seen my […]


Posted at: January 13th, 2010 - 3:55 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I have seen some really, really stupid warning labels in my life. I think my all time favorite is the hang-tag on a blow dryer that cautioned “Do not use in shower”. I no longer own a blow dryer. Any product whose manufacturer reasonably believes that their clientele would think it a fine idea to […]


Posted at: January 1st, 2010 - 11:53 am - Number of Comments » 4