Monthly Archive: November 2011

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Screw Everything, I’m Going For A Run

I saw a pin on Pinterest yesterday that said “F Everything And Run” (Except it had the REAL F-word) – and while it damaged my sensibilities with the dirty word (WHAT?) – I’ve been thinking about it a lot since. Yesterday was a BAD DAY. I would love to run down my List Of Crap Stressing Me Out but I don’t want to give that list any more power than it already has on my life. Let’s just say this: I was called to the principal’s office. And that was probably the LEAST stressful part of the day. After my...

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Yet ANOTHER My Teenager Is Amazing Story

Here’s a story I’ve told everyone on the internet BUT those of you here on my blog because it happened amidst a crazy level of chaos and I never got around to writing about it. The Saturday before I flew to Baltimore, E took Nikki to see Shrek The Musical with a couple of his friends. As the story goes, Nikki basically projectile vomited while sitting in her seat inside the theatre DURING the show. E immediately broke into PARENT MODE, grabbed her in a basket hold and ran out of the theatre. When they got in the lobby she...

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Thanksgiving Recipe Review

We didn’t have Thanksgiving on Thursday this year because we were missing 3 members of our local family. We did a BBQ at our house for those who were hear. I tried a couple new recipes that day and then I tried a new casserole on Sunday when we celebrated our our Thanksgiving at my mother-in-law’s house. Here are the recipes I tried (all found on Pinterest, OF COURSE) and my thoughts on each of them. Fall Fruit Salad – I added grapes, left out walnuts, (I leave out nuts on every recipe because that’s the perk of preparing meals....

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Important Skills

This week’s article at CafeMom has me teaching my kids how to make breakfast burritos. Or, quite possibly, the world’s most perfect breakfast food. Read the article here. My children are picky eaters. And, of course, they’re picky in different ways. This puts us in a position where we struggled coming up with meal options that make everyone happy when we go out to eat. The one constant when we’re eating outside the home? Mexican food. We can go to just about any Mexican restaurant in town and everyone will find at least one thing on the menu they’ll eat....

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That Damn Elf.

So, I mentioned on Facebook recently that I was thinking about doing the whole “Elf on the Shelf” thing this year in an attempt to scare my children into behaving better. Everyone who has used it have varying degrees of effectiveness, and as long as no one said, “IT MADE MY CHILD MORE EVIL!” then I was on board. I decided to set it up last Friday so that I could talk to the kids about it before the babysitter came over for Donnie and I to grab some dinner. Nikki was IN AWE. She listened to the story and...