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My prolonged absence

My prolonged absence

It’s been a whole week since I posted anything about my book, my life, my kids or anything in my over-sharing universe.  And that’s because from Tuesday to Friday of last week I was chaperoning a field trip for Buck’s 5th grade class.  We stayed at a hostel at night and during the day went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, out on a sail boat, took insanely beautiful hikes and even hit an Egyptian museum. And if that wasn’t enough,…

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mom sunglasses

mom sunglasses

If I could make a coffee table book, it wouldn’t be about the natural wonders of the Earth or the city lights of Paris, it would be filled with nothing but pictures of mom sunglasses…  ruined mom sunglasses.  Nothing has seen more damage by having children than my sunglasses (unless you want to count my vagina.) Here’s my most recent pair of sunglasses — I’m not kidding.  They are so dead it’s ridiculous.  They were horribly scratched even before they…

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Classic!  On Pinterest…

Classic! On Pinterest…

In anticipation of my book coming out on April 20th (which someone pointed out is Hitler’s birthday), I have decided to put all of the book’s illustrations up on Pinterest. I’ve been on Pinterest since My Year of Fabulous, but I’ve never really been that into Pinterest… You know, there are people that are into Pinterest, really into Pinterest, and then those that aren’t.  I would fall into the second category.  It’s not that I don’t like Pinterest — it’s…

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Homeschooling with Weird Al

Homeschooling with Weird Al

Now that we’re homeschooling two out of our three kids, I have noticed a couple big differences in my life.  First, our house is far more disgusting than it was when all three kids were in school.  Having two little buggers around all the time makes it impossible to keep things clean — even as you’re cleaning one room, they are messing up another.  There is no time when everyone who aggressively messes up the house is gone for an…

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Is it bad to be a label slave?

Is it bad to be a label slave?

I was flipping through racks at a consignment store the other day when I came across a shirt that I thought was either unique and cute or totally ugly — I couldn’t decide.  The body of the shirt was a kind of doctor’s scrubs material and then the sleeves were in a knitted pattern.  It almost looked homemade and that’s what scared me about it. I almost put the shirt back on the rack, but then I looked at the…

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A spring surprise…

A spring surprise…

I have this thing about keeping animals in cages.  I think I must have been in prison in a past life because I really empathize with anything that can’t get out of something.  Our goats have at least an acre to roam around on, shady trees, plenty to eat, a barn to rest in, and yet I when I leave their enclosure and walk back to the house I just feel terrible.  I see their faces staring at me over…

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Are we all sick of daylight savings time yet?

Are we all sick of daylight savings time yet?

Right now as I write this, it’s close to seven o’clock in the morning at our house and it’s COMPLETELY pitch black.  No one is awake except me.  And why should they be, really?  According to their bodies, it’s somewhere around 5:45 a.m.  In just a few minutes, I will have to try and wake up Buck for school.  This will not go well.  Why?  Because Buck didn’t go to bed until 10:00 last night, which of, course, was 9:00…

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My book is available!

My book is available!

… For pre-order, at least.  The official publication date is April 20th (or for all you stoners, April 20th, Dude), but you can actually go to Amazon and pre-order it right now!  Click here if you can’t wait a second longer! The reason why it’s not available for release until then is because I’ve sent it out to be reviewed and that takes about a month or so.  But I have to say, I’m really, really happy with the way it…

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