My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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My Secret Single Behavior

My Secret Single Behavior

By on Mar 19, 2013 in Baby You Can Drive My Car, Blather | 1 comment

My husband brought work home over the weekend, and it took up most of his time on both Saturday and Sunday. And with midterms this week, my daughter was pretty much in the same boat. This meant that I was pretty much on my own for the entire weekend. This allowed me to engage in “secret single behavior”: a phrase I first heard in that episode of Sex and...

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A Day Without Orange Juice…

A Day Without Orange Juice…

By on Mar 18, 2013 in Blather | 0 comments

…is like a day without sunshine. Remember that old advertising slogan? Well, substitute “email” for “orange juice” and you know how my weekend was: there was an issue with the mail server associated with the socalmom.net domain and I did not receive any work related email for about 48 hours. And that changed the second half of the...

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: 20 Years

By on Mar 13, 2013 in Blather | 2 comments

We’re not able to go away to celebrate this year – but I feel the milestone is worth a little extra acknowledgement.             Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in...

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Lean In, Chin Up and Tune Out

Lean In, Chin Up and Tune Out

By on Mar 12, 2013 in MOMocrats | 1 comment

I am proud to be a participant in the Lean In blog carnival today at MomsRising.org . I’ve been thinking a lot about women and our place in society the last couple of weeks. This is appropriate, as it is Women’s History Month and was kicked off at PBS with “Makers,” a three-hour documentary on the “second-wave” women’s movement.I sat down to watch it last weekend...

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This Week’s Challenge: Tax-ing Commitments

This Week’s Challenge: Tax-ing Commitments

By on Mar 11, 2013 in Blather | 0 comments

“I don’t know why it takes you so long to get your taxes done,” my sister sniffed at me after I complained that I was still working on mine. That was about three weeks ago. I don’t know why it takes me so long either — especially since I work with an enrolled agent, who prepares the actual tax returns.  I just know it does. I finally...

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