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

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

By on Nov 16, 2012 in Blather | 2 comments

Welcome to the new home of SoCal Mom! I did not plan to put up a new site today. But a funny thing happened when I fired up my email this morning: I saw my annual renewal notice from Network Solutions and balked. I’ve had this domain with NS since — well, almost since they were the only registrar in town. There are less expensive ones I could use...

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A Good Week

A Good Week

By on Nov 9, 2012 in Blather | 0 comments

I took the Obama-Biden magnet off my car on Wednesday morning. The election was over, I was happy, and there was no need to show my support via vehicle advertising any longer. Besides, there are a lot of Republicans in my neighborhood and I have no desire to rub their face in the election’s results. I know how I felt during the Bush Administration, whenever I...

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Six More Days

Six More Days

By on Oct 31, 2012 in MOMocrats | 0 comments

By this time next week, I’ll either be exulting — or depressed. Either way, the election will be over. Every Wednesday, I get to talk politics with some of my favorite people, and we record the conversations for posterity. Today, we talked about Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, FEMA, and Mitt Romney’s botched disaster relief rally yesterday. We had 38...

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Clocking In

Clocking In

By on Oct 29, 2012 in Blather | 0 comments

Have you noticed how many clocks and devices with clocks you’ve got in your house? Just in my kitchen there are digital clocks on the oven, microwave, coffeemaker… and an analog wall clock way up high above my sink. And we won’t even talk about the digital clock in my car, which needs to be reset by a few minutes every few months. This is OK if...

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Life Changing News

Life Changing News

By on Oct 25, 2012 in Food and Drink, In Quest Of | 1 comment

A couple of weeks ago, I took possession of a single serve coffeemaker. It is not 6:00 AM yet, and I’ve already had my first cup of coffee (espresso, actually). My kid’s lunch has been made and I have time to check my email and jot this down before our carpool arrives. This thing has literally changed my life. That sounds like I’m exaggerating. But...

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