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How to Live an Amazing, Ordinary Life

I’m starting to feel like we’re in an abusive relationship. I draw you in, then I’m unresponsive and withholding. Finally, I return, begging forgiveness and you take me back (or, I hope you do).  It’s getting icky. So, let’s just

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Posted in Beyonce, Dreams, life, literary life, the good life, Uncategorized, writing life

I’m over here!

Thank you for stopping by. As it turns out, I am finding it difficult to keep up two blogs. But please, stay here a while. Peruse. I’ll be posting here on occasion. So you should keep checking back. In the

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Posted in baby center, writing life

It pays to sit around in your underwear blogging

The last time we met, my family and I were about to go camping and I promised some exciting news upon my return. Well, I’m back. And here’s the news: I am now a blogger for Baby Center’s Momformation channel

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Posted in camping, Etsy, motherhood, writing life

Why can’t I be more like Angelina Jolie?

My kids are never sick (knock on wood, throw salt and turn around three times). Except for now. Maggie has been home with a fever all week, poor thing. What this means, in addition to way too much screen time,

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Posted in life, motherhood, writing life

I’m back (and not in a Shining way)

OK, my dahlinks, I know I’ve been remiss. But, if it’s any consolation, I have learned an important lesson about blogging: when you blog often you feel OK about writing a few cute lines of dialogue or describing your love

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Posted in books, kids, life, writing life

I am not the Biggest Loser. I am only a medium loser.

I’m HERE today. The new gig requires that I sit on the couch for two hours every Tuesday night watching reality TV and taking notes. The eating chocolate pudding* while I do it part is entirely my own idea. *If

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Posted in, writing life

What I needs is a secretary

I am not the only one parked at Ocean Beach, sitting in my car and watching the wild Pacific through the windshield. The old Chinese man in the car to my right is napping, mouth wide open. The suburban-looking man

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Posted in literary life, motherhood, unemployment, writing life

I don’t mean to whine, but IKEA only serves Pepsi

I’ve been kind of down in the dumps lately (I know, just what people want to read about after a long day in the trenches, but bear with me).  It’s hard to explain why, but it has to do with

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Posted in home, literary life, Sunset, the good life, writing life