My Brain Won’t Let Me Sleep

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I’m a huge fan of sleep. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. You know, after my husband, daughters, Doctor Who (I’m loving Capaldi’s outfit), rainbow sprinkles, and crispy bacon. But some nights I can’t go to sleep. Actually, it’s more like my brain won’t LET me sleep. That’s right. It keeps talking. [...]

Snowed In

A portion of the 50 vehicle accident a few miles from our place.

You may or may not know this, but I am a big fan of date nights. It’s true, I absolutely love having a night alone with my beautiful lady. What you might not know about me is that every two weeks, I get a date weekend, and I love them even more. This weekend was [...]

How We Know Those Dear Abby Letters Are Fake

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Some are pretty bad, Dear Abby. And still you hope that we believe them. Dear Abby, I’m talking about your letters. You can’t think you’re pulling one over on us, that these pleas come from real people seeking real advice? Letters from teens that use words like ‘affront’ and ‘unbeknownst.’ Dear Actual Abby: Where are the real letters. [...]

Enjoy the Moment

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I like technology. I like it a lot. Without it, we wouldn’t have the internet, smart phones, or social media. Three things that I have grown greatly accustomed to. There are so many wonderful things that can be said in favor of smart phones and social media. Smart phones can help us navigate to somewhere [...]

Urine Luck

What you are about to hear is an interesting story, But it’s not about goals, feats, or glory. It’s simply about a man named Ray, Who discovered quite an unusual talent one day.   You see, all his life Ray only ate meat, He avoided fruits and veggies, and other healthy things to eat. Until [...]

I Felt Like a Kid Again

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When my husband and I started tossing around the idea of surprising our daughters with their first trip to Disneyland* during our vacation in San Diego I felt unsure and excited at the same time. I knew the holiday crowd was probably going to be a little crazy but I was almost certain that my girls would [...]

My Wife Found Her X Chromosome

Baby? Was I supposed to thaw this out first? It seems a bit rare.

I think she must have cracked up a bit while I was away this time, because when I got home, the house was clean, the dog was still alive, and she was already planning the next night’s dinner. Seriously. I know this doesn’t seem like a big deal to all of you Martha Stewart wannabes, [...]

25 Easy and Delicious Appetizer Recipes Perfect for Super Bowl Parties!

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The holidays are over.  Life is slowly getting back to normal, and of course what am I doing?  Looking forward to the next big party!  There are only a few short weeks to plan the food you are going to serve during the Super Bowl.  You don’t even have to throw a party to make [...]

Top 5 Huffington Post Slideshows I Clicked Through in 2013 While Waiting for My Kids.

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It’s the end of the year and that means I’m going all “best of” list on your asses. The typical top 10 topics are out. I saw exactly zero movies last year. My Spotify playlists are frozen in the 1990s. I could make lists of things like “Top 10 Reasons I Yelled at My Kids [...]

An Ode to Hot Sauce

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There are some things in life that aren’t delightful; The outcomes are boring, or dreary and gray. They leave you with pain and make you feel spiteful, Like the time I got hot sauce on my penis one day. While eating nachos and some salsa I got, I realized my hot salsa needed more hot. [...]

Santa’s calendar: The week before Christmas

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2013 Busy day today. Don’t know how longer I can keep up this kind of schedule. Must make sure to hydrate and refill prescriptions. Christmas comes but once a year because Santa need to take a fucking seat, y’all. Pancake breakfast in New Jersey Photos at the mall (yawn) Fly in to New [...]

Rice Krispies Treats Christmas Tree Pops

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The holidays are a time for fun and whimsy, and nothing is more whimsical that decorating cut out sugar or gingerbread cookies.  Unfortunately, this mom doesn’t have the patience for cut out dough.  Christmas is all about having fun, not stressing over perfectly shaped cookies.  So this year I decided to buck tradition and cut [...]