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A non-engineers approach to home repair

Last weekend the husband complained that the job jar was overflowing with jobs that “only Jeff could do.” Well, that’ll teach him. Because in order to help him out, I took it upon myself to do a Jeff job: fix the kitchen drawer that wouldn’t close and had been hanging open in the middle of... Read more »

New Year’s Resolution Time 2013

New Year’s Resolution Time 2013
Once again, it’s that most wonderful time of year, when I sit down at my computer and brainstorm creative and exciting new New Year’s Resolutions for my friends and family. However, last year, as in all the years past, I have had limited success in getting my friends and family on board with this program.... Read more »

What you can do about the Sandy Hook school shooting

When I came home on Friday afternoon and saw my sons’ giant gym shoes in a pile in the hall and my daughter’s fake fur trimmed jacket on the coat tree, I burst into tears. My children were home. I tracked them down—each of them holed-up in their respective bedrooms, hovering over their electronic devices—and... Read more »
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Twinkie Thief? Yes. Yes I am.

The Twinkies were there at the party. Just sitting there, right on the table, out in the open. For anyone to take. Less than a week after I wrote this post, Hostess Twinkies don’t go! I couldn’t believe my eyes. Were these people crazy? Twinkies were selling for like, a million dollars each on eBay and... Read more »

When men talk turkey

When men talk turkey
This Thanksgiving season it seems I’m on the receiving end of an inordinate amount of advice on how to cook the turkey, and most of this advice is coming from men, most of whom have never even tasted my Thanksgiving turkey. My husband started it. He happened to be listening to the radio and some... Read more »

Down at the Golden Coin Blog Tour Begins!

Down at the Golden Coin Blog Tour Begins!
The blog tour for my second novel, Down at the Golden Coin, begins today at Mrs. Mommy Book Nerd! The first stop on the tour features an excerpt from the book, a Q & A session and a guest post on the topic of rejection in the publishing world written by moi. I hope you... Read more »
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"Missing" Election Coverage 2012, or Why my divided house still stands

"Missing" Election Coverage 2012, or Why my divided house still stands
Tonight, I will miss the election coverage because I will be out of the country. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. I had to leave for work and not because I felt the need to flee before I saw or heard one more inflammatory political ad. And the election coverage I will be missing is... Read more »

Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.

Halloween Holiday Help. From squirrels? I'll take it.
As a busy mom, I appreciate all the help I can get. Especially around the holidays. And now the beginning of the whole insane Holiday Season seems to start with Halloween. So, imagine my joy at finding a little help carving our pumpkins this year. Pumpkin carving is a serious tradition at our house. A... Read more »

Guest Post, Patrick O'Hara: I Am Not Really The Costume Type.

I am not much of a Halloween party person.  I mean I like parties and Halloween is alright but why would I pretend to be someone else.  I mean I am pretty awesome.  Some might even dress up like me this Halloween. Hey it could happen… Anyway most if not all Halloween parties require a... Read more »
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Help the Aimless!

Help the Aimless!
It started in the Trader Joe’s parking lot. After circling and circling to find a parking space, once we finally snagged one, my husband had to back the car out a bit to straighten it. But he couldn’t. Blocked first by one car and then another. I listened to him spit out in frustration, “The... Read more »