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Ready for Merry

It’s Christmas Eve! It’s Christmas Eve! Forget what I said yesterday. I AM psyched! So is Jude–he woke up at seven am after a night of little, interrupted sleep. When I told him he needed more rest, he said: “I … Continue reading

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Happy Festivus!

Today is FESTIVUS, one of my favorite holidays of the year. Have no idea what I’m talking about? Here you go: I’m still a huge, ridiculous Seinfeld junkie, and “The Strike” remains one of my favorite episodes (in a long … Continue reading

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Holiday Breakin’

In case you were wondering, this is what it feels like to submit final grades: Holiday break is officially here, and I am psyched–if not a little delirious. May the stress-induced cookie eating stop and the all-night dance party begin. … Continue reading

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It’s the (Most Stressful) Time of the Year

It’s finals week! I was feeling pretty good about myself until I realized that I am getting a whopping thirty-six short stories today at noon and that all grades are due by Friday (tomorrow) morning at ten am. Some of … Continue reading

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I’m a Damn Good Mom. So are You.

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve come across quite a few blogs wherein the mom-authors fess up to their mediocre parenting skills. I’ve seen these on the Huffington Post and shared all over Facebook, and I admire the authors’ … Continue reading

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How Not to Spend My Birthday

For three years in a row, I’ve ruined my own birthday by being mopey and melancholy. Part of the problem is that I feel pressure to pack in as many fun things as possible so that it feels like I’ve … Continue reading

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Bear Hugs

While we were in Western PA over the holiday weekend, we came across this in one of the stores we visited: (Don’t ask.) Upon seeing these two bears in mock-action, Jude turned to me and said: “Look, Mommy. Those bears … Continue reading

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