Archive | March, 2013

Tossed in Translation…

Travel-with-children… That little phrase can strike fear into the hearts of the bravest souls. For good reason, you have to be NUTS to travel with small children. Ok, so we traveled with six of them…repeatedly. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! No, and it was awesome…well it sucked too…I mean in the nastiest, messiest & most teary […]

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Never Eat Soggy Waffles

Kids: ‘Mo-om! Can _____ sleepover?’ ‘Hey, if she’s having a friend, can I ask _____?’ ‘Seriously? That’s too many girls…I’m asking _____ too!’ Me: ‘Yah, whatever…chaos is chaos’ I care not, once you have a certain number of spawn underfoot, you lose ALL sensitivity…to the noise, to the mess, to the utter insanity. Much rather […]

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The Perils of Potluck…

‘Fess up! I know I am NOT alone here…who else breaks out into a cold sweat when deciding what to bring to a potluck these days? It used to be easy…make your standard dip, grab a bag of chips and off we go! No sweat. Fast forward to today. First, my entire family wants me […]

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Talkin’ Trash

With two boys and four girls, I’ll admit to being much better with the party planning for the latter. Girls love themes and they will usually buy into the whole party vibe. The little ladies come over greet the birthday girl politely with their sweet gifts, hand-made cards and a hug. Boys tear into your […]

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steps to the light

that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.