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What does the Fox News say?

What does the Fox News say?
So Fox News contacted me. What the Fox? *** After I hung up with the producer, the first person I called was my Republican, Florida Panhandle-living, retired Air Force Lt Col Dad. Ring! Dad: Hello? Me: Hi, Dad! Want to hear something that will blow your mind? Dad: no. Me:……. Me:……. Me: Really? Dad: Yeah,... Read more »

5 year old: "Mommy, today I saw poop in a cup!"

5 year old: "Mommy, today I saw poop in a cup!"
It was like any other day in my five year old’s kindergarten life. School. After school program. Being picked up by Mom. Dinner. An episode of Johnny Test on the Roku. A regular Tuesday by any standards. At about 7:30 PM, I was sitting on one end of the couch, with G on the other. ... Read more »

Target Gift Cards are gateway drugs

Target Gift Cards are gateway drugs
It was one $25 gift Target gift card. I was going to use it to buy car mats for my car. I warned G that we would not be long in Target. No dilly-dalleying today, son. We were gonna make like SoCal burgers: In and Out. It seemed logical to get a few staples while... Read more »
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A five year old boy, a Do-Over, and the Frozen punch scene heard 'round the world

A five year old boy, a Do-Over, and the Frozen punch scene heard 'round the world
Here’s a fact: you can’t take back bad writing. As many of you know, I wrote a post a few days ago making a case against the Frozen punch scene. (if you would like to read it, click here)  It was a one second punch delivered by the long abused Anna into the face of the D-Bag... Read more »

6 reasons Facebook is the best thing that ever happened to friendship

6 reasons Facebook is the best thing that ever happened to friendship
Facebook friendships have essentially redefined the word “friend” in our culture. For those who have only ever known life with Facebook in the social mix, the concept of “friendship” might even truly begin at “accept friend request.” But for many of us, until only fairly recently, a lasting friendship was contingent upon our commitment to... Read more »

If Oprah asks me a question, today, I just hope I don't do that verbal diarrhea thing I always do

If Oprah asks me a question, today, I just hope I don't do that verbal diarrhea thing I always do
Today, I wil be sitting next to Oprah, praying I don’t do that verbal diarrhea thing I tend to do all the time. Very briefly: Because I have “Single Mom” in my blog title, I got invited to go with a friend to an Oprah taping of her Life Class Series. Something about…single moms.   okaycool.... Read more »
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Yes, Clark the Cub sucks. So here's a 5 year old's gratitude list to make you feel better about...everything.

Yes, Clark the Cub sucks.  So here's a 5 year old's gratitude list to make you feel better about...everything.
Clark the Cub sucks, right? Every night, my son and I make up a list of 100 awesome things about life. We go one for one: fifty things each. We started doing this to stave off the bad dreams he was having, and it seems to be working! Maybe our list will help with this... Read more »

DAY 3: THE SUN GOT CLOSER! Story by Mom (in the third grade), illustrations by her son (on Sunday)

DAY 3: THE SUN GOT CLOSER! Story by Mom (in the third grade), illustrations by her son (on Sunday)
Welcome to Day 3 (on Day 4) of stories I wrote in third grade, as illustrated by my 5 year old son! I blame the blizzard for the missed day. Well, while this is more than partly true (I lost access to my artist for a while, as he was at The Other House), part... Read more »

Day 2: Tin Can Alley - (A Story written by a Mom when she was 8, and illustrated by her 5 year old son)

Day 2: Tin Can Alley - (A Story written by a Mom when she was 8, and illustrated by her 5 year old son)
Hi, again! Welcome to Day 2. If you are new, this is a series of seven stories (one a day) that I wrote in the third grade.  My son, “G,” has illustrated them.  Yesterday was day 1: Super Prune!  (If you enjoy these, please consider subscribing in the box below the gallery. It is completely spam... Read more »
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Day 1: Super Prune! (Written by: me in third grade. Illustrated by: my now 5 year old son)

Day 1: Super Prune! (Written by: me in third grade. Illustrated by: my now 5 year old son)
Welcome to Day One of the “Seven Day Series without a Catchy Name!” I recently found my very first writings from third grade. They were from a box of writing prompts called “Write On!”  I will be posting one a day for the next seven days.. My five-year-old son, “G,” did the illustrations.  I put... Read more »