Monthly Archives: August 2012

An Earnest Plea for an Excellent Cause…get your Kleenex ready

(You’re expecting me to write about Jack’s birthday party aftermath or our adorable, new dog, Katie. But some things are much more important and can’t be placed on the back burner.) I know there are many of you who want … Continue reading

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First Day of School…and the Perils of Being a Socially Awkward Mom

“Just grand, Mom. I’m late on my first day of school,” huffed Jack as we sped past an ambulance trying to make it to Northwest Laurens Elementary before the tardy bell rang. “It’s all your brother’s fault for passing fifth … Continue reading

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Random Question from My Pedicurist

“Have you been to Aruba?” asked the gentle Vietnamese pedicurist who spoke only enough English to communicate nail length and color. “Excuse me?” I asked. “Aruba. Have you been to Aruba?” Mind you, this is the only piece of conversational … Continue reading

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My Family is at Disney World Without Me. It’s Time to (pity) Party!

For the first time I can remember, I’m home…alone. Because my evil family decided to take off for Disney World without me. I was in the bathroom washing my hands (because I’m clean like that) and I heard them whispering … Continue reading

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