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15 Funny Ads

This one is my favorite
I love Jimmy Fallon hosting The Tonight Show, however, I did like the way Jay Leno featured ads from viewers. Since I had a difficult time falling asleep last night, I decided to search for my own. Who needs Leno? Cheaper Than Therapy is on Facebook

Record cold in Chicago = warm weather posts on Facebook

Record cold in Chicago = warm weather posts on Facebook
I live in bitterly cold Chicago and you live in steamy hot New Mexico. Frost is lining the inside of my door and sand is gently blowing across your front steps. On Facebook, I post a picture of my kids so bundled up that the only thing exposed is their eyes. You post a picture... Read more »

A Seat at the Bar, with Dr. Seuss

A Seat at the Bar, with Dr. Seuss
When asked who my literary influences were, I hesitated for a good long time. I thought of all the usual great authors, but nothing screamed that they were the one. I’ve had small children in my house for the past 17 years and as much as most parents received an abundant amount of joy from... Read more »
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I have friends. Well at least one.

I have friends. Well at least one.
I was given one hour to write about something I learned since I woke up this morning. When I moved to my current house almost 10 years ago, I came in a little guarded. I was leaving an incredible group of friends that I trusted deeply. I found it so hard to recreate that bond.... Read more »

"Hey mom, what's gay?"

"Hey mom, what's gay?"
Last week a notice came home that my son’s first grade was going to celebrate the 50th day of school by visiting the 1950s.  There would be a showing of I Love Lucy, a play put on by the second graders, a sock hop and all the first graders were asked to dress in 50s... Read more »

How do you pick just ONE college?

How do you pick just ONE college?
A little over a year ago, my daughter received her first college recruiting letter.  It was one of the most exciting days she’s ever had and it started a process that completely overwhelmed our household. Picking a college is like picking one outfit that you’re going to wear for the next four years.  You can... Read more »
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Underage drinking after homecoming: "It's all good as long as nobody pukes in my house"

Underage drinking after homecoming: "It's all good as long as nobody pukes in my house"
When my  oldest daughter was in preschool, I remember having to walk a very long way through the halls of the large grade school in order to pick her up.  While waiting, I was chatting with another mom and she said she left her other kid in the car.  I refrained from screaming, “WHAT? ARE... Read more »

Top 11 things learned on my road trip

A road trip with your college friends...
I just completed a 15 college visit tour.  There were 7 of us in a 7 passenger Suburban.  We’re a driving family.  We drive most places.  However, staying in a different city every night and packing up for a different hotel stay every time in two different rooms just about put me over the edge.... Read more »

Dorm life: great at 20, sucks at 40

Dorm life: great at 20, sucks at 40
I’m about to do something that I’ve been dreading for months.  I get heart palpitations just thinking about it. I’m going to live in the dorms. Looking back a couple of decades (plus), it was the most exciting and fun time I’ve ever had.  I lived in a very tiny room.  As soon as my... Read more »
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Free Slurpees: Happy Birthday 7-Eleven

Free Slurpees: Happy Birthday 7-Eleven
One of my favorite days has arrived!  Celebrate 7-Eleven’s unofficial birthday by getting a free slurpee!  On 7/11/13 from 11am to 7pm, you can just waltz right in to your favorite store and fill your special cup with your favorite flavor. The best part about this year is the size.  Last year they gave away... Read more »