In Search of Money

  Have you ever dreamt about what you would do with $1 Million if it happened to plop down into your lap unexpectedly? Or have you ever wished that a long, lost rich uncle dies and leaves you his entire $5 Million estate? We've all had a money fantasy like that. Unfortunately, for most of us windfalls like this are not a reality....more
Those are good tips, Victoria! I am going to try the "b" thing myself. Starting with tracking ... more

I Am Not Your Social Event Coordinator!

I'm officially quitting my job.Not my paying job or even my job as a parent, although I wish I could do that sometimes. I am no longer going to be “the playdate coordinator” for my eight year-old daughter. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons and I should tell you as a mature parent that it is because I want my daughter to be more responsible and learn how to manage her time but really it’s because I’M SICK OF IT!...more

I have a five year-old son too who is just now starting to bug me for playdates with his ... more

Mealtime Matters 101: Don't Complain and Other Rules

There was a discussion on twitter the other night.  A mom was frustrated with her daughter’s complaints at the dinner table. I immediately piped up, because I know everything about parenting, and added my two cents.  “Complaining ends the meal.”  Simple -- she complains, the meal is over for her. DONE. ...more

I forwarded your post to my husband because this has been a huge issue for our family. Both of ... more

My Daughter's Anxiety: I Know How She Feels

Last week Greta had a sore throat that wasn't going away, so we went to the doctor to get a strep test. We've been at the doctor a lot this winter -- recurring sore throats that are sometimes strep, sometimes not.   We have spent a lot of time sitting in the exam room, waiting for the results of the strep culture. ...more

I have anxiety and have been on Paxil for years. My 8 year-old daughter is having these EXACT ... more

Beginning Again and Again and Again

I, Random Chick, have taken back control of my blog since having to run wild all over this planet trying to find my muse. I have to apologize for any confusion, upset, or bloating this may have caused any of my 7 blog readers. These things happen, you know.You try to set down plans and milestones for reaching certain goals and then life seems to take on a life of its own. I know that sounds redundant, but it’s true. I was attempting to achieve the following goals when my muse took off:...more

It is a major pain sometimes to set up posts on multiple sites like your own blog, BlogHer, or ... more

My Most Difficult Blogging Moment

I still remember the shock of it all, and how very personally I took it. I had told myself that it wouldn’t happen to me, that I wasn’t that type. Those kinds of things happened to others, the other kind of people. And, if it did happen to me, I wouldn’t be affected. Other kinds of people were pulled into that, but I’m not other kinds of people. I’m solid and rock steady and sure of myself. Turns out I was that other kind of people. ...more

You perfectly described my experience with a negative comment I got recently. I toiled over ... more

What Words Would You Ban?

It’s a New Year. 2011. Wow.I’m sure we’re all ready to lose weight, stop smoking, cut down on sugar, and start exercising more. Right? We all know that lasts about one week exactly. The moment we realize we were in coma when we agreed to all that resolution stuff. But, I digress as I often do. When attempting to jump start my brain this morning, I read a fascinating post on Yahoo this morning about Lake Superior State University’s popular annual list of banished words. Can you guess which word was voted top of the list?...more

I'd like to ban it from their language.

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What Words Would You Ban?

It’s a New Year. 2011. Wow.I’m sure we’re all ready to lose weight, stop smoking, cut down on sugar, and start exercising more. Right? We all know that lasts about one week exactly. The moment we realize we were in coma when we agreed to all that resolution stuff. But, I digress as I often do. When attempting to jump start my brain this morning, I read a fascinating post on Yahoo this morning about Lake Superior State University’s popular annual list of banished words. Can you guess which word was voted top of the list?...more

I'm sure those linguists at Lake Superior University are super fun to hang out with...meh.

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What Words Would You Ban?

It’s a New Year. 2011. Wow.I’m sure we’re all ready to lose weight, stop smoking, cut down on sugar, and start exercising more. Right? We all know that lasts about one week exactly. The moment we realize we were in coma when we agreed to all that resolution stuff. But, I digress as I often do. When attempting to jump start my brain this morning, I read a fascinating post on Yahoo this morning about Lake Superior State University’s popular annual list of banished words. Can you guess which word was voted top of the list?...more

Your sister-in-law sounds like she needs some new words! :-)

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What Words Would You Ban?

It’s a New Year. 2011. Wow.I’m sure we’re all ready to lose weight, stop smoking, cut down on sugar, and start exercising more. Right? We all know that lasts about one week exactly. The moment we realize we were in coma when we agreed to all that resolution stuff. But, I digress as I often do. When attempting to jump start my brain this morning, I read a fascinating post on Yahoo this morning about Lake Superior State University’s popular annual list of banished words. Can you guess which word was voted top of the list?...more

Your sister-in-law sounds like she needs some new words! :-)

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