Monthly Archives: January 2010

Let’s Communicake

As we pulled out of our driveway today there were three deer and two chickens on our lawn. We own no animals. Magoo: Do you know animals can talk? Me: Oh really? Do they speak English or talk in some … Continue reading

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Convos With Magoo

Today at Parenting I share a little of why Magoo has me laughing every single day. [click to Read at]

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The Librarian of the Apocalypse

My house is filled with books. Like Elizabeth Bennet fictionally before me, I do not consider myself a “great reader.” I just love books. I love to buy them, check them out from the library, smell them, attempt to write … Continue reading

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Passive Aggressive Christmas Cards

Dan and I wrap several presents for each other every Christmas. They’re mostly small things, DVDs, gift cards, a vegetable brush shaped like a tuna. On each present we place a stick-on gift tag and address it with a different … Continue reading

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I hear a lot of parents talk about how their kids disagree all the time. Little disagreements burst into huge arguments that then become the bane of their parental existence. I have the opposite problem. The rough stuff around our … Continue reading

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Shopping in Juniors

Although we are far from “junior,” my sister and I made a run through the gauntlet of the Juniors department at Kohl’s recently. We were looking for shirts and sweaters and started in the Misses department but found that Vera … Continue reading

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