Category Archives: Me Time

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January 28, 2016 | No comments yet

7 Obtainable healthy habits for moms that don’t include healthy food or exercise

in Humor, Me Time

I saw a pregnant woman doing Bikram yoga last night. And when I say pregnant, I mean she was eight-months round dripping sweat from her exposed belly doing a perfect standing bow. Bikram yoga is a 90-minute class in a 110⁰F room. Anyway, she’s motivated me for 2016. If she can exercise, so can I.

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January 13, 2016 | No comments yet

10 Things that Happened while DH Traveled for Work

in Humor, Me Time

I read this hilarious article today and since DH travels extensively, I immediately could relate: http://www.scarymommy.com/the-20-thoughts-moms-have-when-their-husbands-are-away-on-business/.

In addition to echoing this author’s thoughts, I swear that something always happens while DH’s in another time zone. Like some terrible Murphy’s Law that only strikes while I’m single mothering it. I’m a nervous wreck about everyone’s safety, have the security system armed at

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December 29, 2015 | 1 comment

The Worst Compliment to Give a Mom

in Me Time

Like most women, I love compliments. From anyone. On anything. My hair, clothes, shoes; about my children; on my charming wit. I usually take them in any form, even back-handed ones. (It’s kind of sad that I listed my shoes before my intellect, but I guess that’s what we’ve come to expect in the form of compliments.) But there’s one phrase that younger women need to stop staying to women who are only a few years older than them:

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December 21, 2015 | No comments yet

4 Unnecessary Holiday Traditions

in Holiday/Seasonal, Humor, Me Time

It’s Christmas week! I love the holidays. The time in between Thanksgiving and New Years is a special time of year for many. My family has holiday traditions that involve parties, decking the halls, baking (or like me, buying and eating) cookies, and gift giving.

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December 7, 2015 | 2 comments

How To Teach A Kindergartener to Tie His Shoes

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

He’s six-years-old, riding the bus every day to full-day kindergarten, but he doesn’t own a pair of shoes with laces.

At the beginning of the school year, his teacher made an announcement on her webpage that three students are in the shoe-lacing club. OK, three out of twenty-four. We’re not really behind. Last week, I asked him if there were still just three kids in that club. “There’s thirteen

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November 16, 2015 | No comments yet

No, I Don’t Want to Donate $1 to the United Way

in Me Time

Checkout charity requests are out of control. You know the drill – the store’s cashier asks you to donate to some charity while you’re paying for your items.

Some people donate one dollar without batting an eyelash. I respect this decisiveness and admire your good-naturedness. But a recent survey shows that the majority of you hate this question as much as I do.

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November 7, 2015 | 1 comment

Jagged Little Pill: 20 Years Later and I’m Still Angry

in Me Time

Alanis Morissette’s seminal album Jagged Little Pill celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Just a few days ago, she released a 20th anniversary edition.

She was only 19 when she wrote it. It was more caustic than the typical teenaged angst that say Taylor Swift’s early albums speak to. She was more than angry: she was downright f-ing mad. At men, at relationships, at female inequalities, at not being taken seriously.

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November 3, 2015 | 2 comments

Who Wants to Marry my Six-Year Old Son?

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

As my kindergartener exited the bus today, the little girl who’s seated next to him yelled through the open door to me, “I’m going to marry him.”

“What?” I squealed to my son who bounded down the bus steps beaming from ear to ear. “I send you to kindergarten and you come back with a wife?”

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October 27, 2015 | No comments yet

The Worst Thing About Being A Mom

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

The Worst Thing About Being A Mom

My new Spanish sister-in-law asked me on our summer vacation at the beach, “What’s the hardest thing about being a mom?”

A million things flashed through my mind. None of them original, however. They were the standard complaints that you always hear about lack of sleep, lack of time, lack of exercise, lack of adult interaction, lack of self, lack of decent clothes, lack of sex.

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October 20, 2015 | No comments yet

10 Random Collections that i Never Thought I´d Have in my Home

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

As a mother of a six and four-year-old, I realize that my home is going to contain some amount of plastic crap. The endless collections of dolls, LEGO sets, action figures, books, kindles, DVDs, CDs, cars, trains, trucks, board games, Disney figurines, BarbiesPretty Ponies, crayons, and makers are standard issue for any boy and girl. For my husband and me, I stock plenty of bottles of wine (see my post – 6 Things My Kids Know About Alcohol). But, I’ve compiled a list of the random things that my kids love to collect.

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