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Best Mom

5 Out of 5 Stars

As if there was ever really any doubt. Nonetheless, I have secured the hardcopy evidence and now I submit it into the loving care of the internets, who will be sure to NEVER FORGET that in fact, I rate. This also illustrates how cool I am to not only be palindromic (!!) but also up-side-down-ic. […]

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Yard Sale

Yard Sale Haul

Our neighborhood hosted their annual multi-family yard sale last week, and the Maker (pictured here, with a selection of his loot) was up by 7 am on a Saturday, armed with $5.00 and ready to fight for first pick of the best goods. I think he got pretty good value for his money, but I’ll […]

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Creepy Skeleton Guy

Not too long ago this weird little creature started showing up in his freaky poses all over my kitchen. One day he was resting in peace on a carefully folded tissue pallet in the windowsill; another day he and his death-defying grin suddenly appeared on the chair in the study. He has a nice heft […]

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The Makers List

The Maker’s “To Do” List

And you thought your To Do list was daunting. I just happened to see this floating around the kitchen, and was amazed at the things a 9 year old needs to get done every day. fold close eat tomata eat ornge play computer eat stuf play with friende staring at Isaac & mom I think […]

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9 Reasons to Start Boxing After 40

1. Street cred Think about the difference between saying, “Yeah, I play a little basketball,” versus “The stitches don’t bother me. I have another fight next month; you should come.” C’mon, it’s just cool. And when was the last time you had legitimate Cool Points, when you downloaded the Zippo lighter app to your iPhone? […]

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Breakfast Curiosity

Breakfast Curiosity

Saturday morning I got up to make sausages and pancakes for me and the five guys in my house (ages 41, 14, 13, 10, and 7). I set out six napkins with six forks on top. At the end of the meal, one fork remained untouched (??) and five napkins had never been used. I […]

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Happy Mom/Son Moment

Recently I commiserated with the Maker over his lost wallet, which housed his carefully hoarded $16. That’s a veritable fortune in seven-year-old-land. We had been explaining the concept of our Dad Bank, where the Husband keeps track of the boys’ money for them — and pays them interest on their deposits — in a simple […]

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