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family tripping


Here is a little slice on the dining out with the family.  We drag them here and there to show them the wonders of the world.  Do they care?  Do we?  Have we all lost our ability to be civilized … Continue reading →

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stop me before I volunteer, again


  I think I have a problem. I can’t stop volunteering. A few months ago I was elected head of my neighborhood association.  10 Saturdays out of the year I run the meetings, bring the refreshments and in general voice … Continue reading →

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sex dreams with people you don’t expect


There are so many public service announcements for stuff like earthquake preparedness or keeping kids off drugs, yeah, yeah, where is the one for the stuff that really relates to my life?  Well, here is one.

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More Summer trip…


Slow down summer!  My hair has been in a dirty ponytail for weeks and I don’t have to be anywhere before 9.  This is living.. So the trip I mentioned a few weeks ago continued up to Mendocino.  North of … Continue reading →

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Butt really


We all gaze at our kids when they are little.  Their little noises, lips, legs. All so cute.  So when I saw Rex standing in the TV room with only his shirt on I did what any loving mom would … Continue reading →

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pool danger


A quick cautionary tale… Rex is in swim classes, so on the 4th when we were at my sister’s pool I let him swim a bit without his floaty vest.  He loved jumping in the pool and swimming out.  He … Continue reading →

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couch surfing road trip


  I go to a restaurant and I want to eat in peace and not be thrown out so I give my kid my phone.  Later I find many, many photos on my phone that I delete.  But sometimes there … Continue reading →

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early summer road trip


I usually save my big family road trips for the end of summer, but a few factors forced it to June, which was fine.  I’m just back with, a yet again, dirty car and a great appreciation for the Golden … Continue reading →

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good moms don’t have clean cars


This vintage coolmom was the tip of the ice berg.  (Look at little Vivien!  Where is that cute day dress I’m wearing?  Oh, yeah it got stained and I had to throw it away and the makers of the dress … Continue reading →

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is Summer over yet?


Day 4 of my son home from school.  Yesterday was fine.  I took him on my quarterly golf outing.  He was pretty good and it’s not a morning I expected to be productive.  My golfing buddy was charmed by him … Continue reading →

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