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I totally blew it

I totally blew it

Do you get a ton of emails every day from places that you ignore?  Like if you buy one single thing on a website, then you constantly get emails from them every day?  I bought cigars for my dad over a year ago and if you looked at my inbox you’d think I was a chain-smoker cigar addict.  Then, of course, the cigar website passed my info to other smoking sites because I gets emails for pipes now.  But not…

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Seeing the world wearing a jog bra

Seeing the world wearing a jog bra

One of my favorite things to do when I’m traveling is to take a local exercise class. I know it’s kind of strange, but it accomplishes two goals — the more boring goal of fitness and the really fun goal of people watching. I have travelled a lot and I can you there is no better place to people watch than an exercise class. Sure, an outdoor cafe is great to check out the locals, but think about checking out…

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Woo-hoo! I’m In the Powder Room!

Woo-hoo! I’m In the Powder Room!

I’ve been stalking In the Powder Room for a while now. If you don’t know about it, it’s a site with really, really funny writing. Great articles and posts, hilarious pictures. Mostly for women, hence the name. I’ve been working up my nerve to submit to In the Powder Room for some time — giving myself peps talks, burning sage, climbing mountain tops to sacrifice a vegan tofurky to the heavens… Oh, yeah, and writing things I think they might…

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I solve the race issue

I solve the race issue

I’ve been thinking a lot about race since the shootings. Not the shootings in the movie theater. Not the shootings of the military people. I’m talking three shootings ago, the ones in South Carolina. You know in America where the shootings fall like rain, you have to be really specific. As my kids and I watched Obama sing Amazing Grace, I cried. I felt sick to my stomach thinking about those African American people getting killed at their Bible study…

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18 things you need to know before moving to the country

18 things you need to know before moving to the country

Do you ever find yourself scanning real estate on the internet for that perfect little farmhouse where you can leave your insane city life behind? You can grow a vegetable garden, have a cow as a BFF and never answer an email, text or endure another team meeting again? Yeah, me too. I went so far as to actually move to the country. And here I am, eight years later, in the country. Still. And I only wish that someone…

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My one “must have” item

My one “must have” item

I hate running errands with my kids. Actually, I don’t know anyone who does love to run errands with kids. Is it just my children that have issues getting in and out of the car? August takes off his shoes immediately and then we all have to wait for him (or me) to put them back on. Buck is always reading so he doesn’t want to get out of the car until he’s finished with a particular page or even…

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This lemur is not a slut

This lemur is not a slut

She’s not.  So don’t call her one.  She’s a pro-active female in a modern society.  This lemur can choose as many mates as she wants.  She can wave her tail at a dozen hot lemur guys and say, “Come on over to my tree later.  Leave your lemur condoms at home and bring your appetite for mating.   Which one of you will end up being the father of my child?  Who cares!  Let’s just fuck like monkeys!” And still,…

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The funniest “I Love Lucy” episodes for kids

The funniest “I Love Lucy” episodes for kids

We are a Waldorf family, which technically means we are media free.  So instead of staring at a computer eight hours a day, our children are supposed to be playing with faceless dolls, singing while sweeping the floor and canning whole turkey dinners.  But as most Waldorf families know, it’s not how much media you watch, it’s how much media you talk about.  In fact, Waldorf translated from German roughly means “To watch television in secret.” We actually don’t do a…

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6 animal qualities I wish I had as a mom

6 animal qualities I wish I had as a mom

Being a mom requires a lot of special qualities.  Kindness, love, understanding, strength, courage and blah, blah, blah…  I get it.  We all get we’re supposed to act like Hallmark cards every day.  And I do try my best to embody the qualities that make raising healthy humans necessary, but sometimes I’d love it if I could borrow some qualities from the animal kingdom. 1.  The African Pyxie Frog can hibernate in a water soluble mucus sac for years. I…

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6 things I wish I knew before starting a blog

6 things I wish I knew before starting a blog

Have you ever wanted to start a blog?  Maybe you’re a new mom and you want to share your experiences with other new moms.  (Known as an “Oh my God, what have I done” blog.)  Or maybe you’re a surfer and you want to talk about wet suits and board wax and all the other things the people at work can’t stand hearing you talk about anymore.  Or maybe you’re just really tall and you want to talk about how…

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