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Monthly Archives: October 2011

My Mom: An Old Lady Trying to Get Into Heaven

Bill Cosby did a classic skit on his show (The Cosby Show of course) that dealt with how his parents treat his children completely different than how they treated him as a child. He called his parents a fraud and referred to them as two old people just trying to get into heaven. Bill, if … Continue reading »

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Alcoholism: Shadows of Men, Playing Pretend and My Family

Alcoholism has always been in the rearview mirror of my life.  From the time that I could understand what an alcoholic was, I have always had one connected to my life in one form or another.  As a child, nobody in my immediate family was an alcoholic.  I had an uncle or two that drank … Continue reading »

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Mom vs. La Cucaracha

  Allow me to set the stage for you.  It was close to ten o’clock at night, which just so happens to be the hour that I develop an extreme case of the nursing munchies.  I entered my kitchen with the intent of slicing up a piece of my so-so pumpkin bread. (Word to the … Continue reading »

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A Bit of Zen: Allowing the World to Feel Small

  Yesterday, I chose to let our (our being my Mush Man, Monkey Boy and me) world feel small.  We didn’t disrupt our day by going to preschool or soccer.  We didn’t go out into the world and do something.  I closed the blinds around our house, and I turned the air conditioning down low … Continue reading »

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10 Reasons Elimination Communication Doesn’t Suck & Is Worth A Try

  I have to admit it.  The first time I heard about elimination communication (aka EC) I couldn’t help but think, “EWWW!” with about the same amount of tact as a nine year old girl.  For those that don’t know, elimination communication is responding to the natural cues that your baby makes to let you … Continue reading »

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10 Things New Moms Should Not Have To Do

  Pump Gas: It seems like whenever I find myself needing gas one of these elements is in full force: too windy, too hot, too cold, too rainy or my baby is too sleepy, too, cranky, too hungry, to gassy (the irony) or too pissed in general to humor me paying too much for gas.  There … Continue reading »

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