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A few months ago a friend recommended Rants from Mommyland, a blog that pretty much does just what it promises in its title. The moms over there have a way with words that leaves me laughing and blushing, and feeling justified in reaching for a drink as soon as the second hand hits 5 p.m. more »

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You know that quote from Mark Twain or Winston Churchill or Ghandi about how stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? Well, here’s that moral of that quote, in story form. In every bathroom, and especially in every bathroom used by a five year-old boy who is still perfecting more »

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Sometimes I think the real question of marriage isn’t Who is the right person?, it’s, Are you a crunchy person or a creamy person? Yes, I’m talking about peanut butter. Because it’s virtually impossible for a creamy person to happily eat a crunchy sandwich. And crunch lovers know a creamy sandwich is lacking. Maybe your more »

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Ziploc: Guaranteeing freshness for your left overs and arguments in my kitchen.  Product placements are hard to avoid in film and television these days, but some of the most awkward I’ve seen are on The Biggest Loser, where the contestants and trainers repeatedly break from food prep to smile at the camera and say: “I just love more »

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Headlines should get people’s attention, right?  Perhaps you recognize the phrase “Bastard People” from the mockumentary classic, Waiting for Guffman. We watch it about once a year here in the Johnson household, and always guffaw at the scene where aspiring theater director Corky St. Clair (pictured in the movie poster) delivers a mournful soliloquy when he learns more »

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When Your Wrong, Your Wrong

The only thing standing between you and this shirt is $22.25.  Buy it athttp://www.zazzle.com/thebloggess.  My son has recently started a Pre-K program that is taught largely in Spanish. As a result he’s started trying to speak Spanish, which is a different thing all together from actually speaking Spanish. Let me illustrate: Sam:  Do you know more »

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Our son’s first day of Pre-K was earlier this week, and it started with a parent/teacher meeting. I asked his teacher about discipline plans (not that my perfect angel would ever be in need of discipline). She explained their policy of “quiet reflection time,” and then she said something brilliant: “We ask them to use more »

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He looks cute, but this little guy is trouble.  Yesterday morning I had to leave the house early – and had meetings that ran late into the evening. Cliff (who, let it be said, is an absolutely terrific dad) was taking responsibility for getting the kids out of bed, breakfasted, and to daycare, PLUS picking more »

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This image borrowed from here. We probably owe credit to Universal Films as well.  As I’m sure you were aware, it was Shark Week earlier this month. For the first time we attempted to watch a little of the programming … only to be turned away by night after night of bloody video after bloody more »

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On Being Wrong

This may be hard to believe, but my wife and I have occasional disagreements. When these situations present themselves, I have the unique advantage of always being right. What? Okay, fine. I may not always seem right, but I am absolutely convinced that I am right and I am incredibly persuasive about that fact. What more »

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