The Sock Experiment

See this sock? It’s been in the middle of our upstairs hallway for about 48 hours now. It belongs to my 11-year-old. I don’t know where the other one is or how it got there. As I bent down to pick it up, I had a thought. If I DIDN’T pick it up, how long […]

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An Unexpected Gift

It’s 9:30pm and I just discreetly snapped this photo from my upstairs hallway. My three kids are downstairs, music blasting way too loud, laughing, and playing a game. And something occurred to me just now. It’s not often I get to spend hours doing a puzzle with my oldest child, who is normally off at […]

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The Most Scandalous Read of My Childhood

“We must-we must-we must increase our bust!” Oh, how I loved this book. The most scandalous read of my pre-teen years. This is my original, autographed copy from 1980, one of my most prized childhood treasures. The cover is torn off, and the pages are frayed and stained from being dragged around with me everywhere […]

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Awkward Encounters

I swear, if I ever write the story of my life, I think I’ll call it “AWKWARD SOCIAL SITUATIONS AND ME: A MEMOIR”. I’m at the grocery store today, and I run into an acquaintance I haven’t seen in a while. We stop and chat for a few minutes. We say the obligatory “we should […]

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