“Oh, those cute things kids say!”


So, my child, a second grader, came home from school recently and proclaimed that a little boy said a “bad word.” She said he was doing some homework, dropped his pencil, and said “Damn it!” The teacher apparently scolded him so hopefully this isn’t a recurring theme in the classroom. What was funny was my child’s next question with a truly puzzled look on her face: “Mom, where on earth do kids LEARN this stuff?” So, this tells me a couple things: 1.  I am hiding my use of such words really well. Whew!   I seriously intentionally curbed my…

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Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas Moms!


Many of us are playing Santa right now, putting toys together, wrapping presents, perhaps getting a head start on cooking for tomorrow. I’m about to hit the sack and get a little shut eye myself in anticipation of a big day tomorrow. I grew up with all the presents from “Santa” as unwrapped while my husband recalls all “Santa’s” gifts wrapped. We are doing a mix of both tomorrow. We both decided it would be challenging to wrap a drum set.  Overall I plan to just enjoy the day, eat less than I did at Thanksgiving (which was way too…

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