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Jan04
Family Websites and Services I’ll Use In 2007

Family Websites and Services I’ll Use In 2007

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Inspired by TechCrunch’s list of “Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without“, I decided to come up with my own list of the services, products and websites I predict I’ll use the most this year. You know what would make me even happier? If you had your own predictions you could share in the comments […]

Jan02
Puppy pajamas were not on my wish list.

Puppy pajamas were not on my wish list.

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Happy New Year! How was your holiday? Did you get what you wanted? I got something. What are you looking at? You’re looking at what happens when your mother takes your daughter shopping to get you a Christmas present. If your mother does this and does absolutely zero steering, your daughter will buy you pajamas […]

Dec21
Best Calendars for Families: If I had a better calendar, maybe I wouldn’t be starting my shopping 4 days before Christmas

Best Calendars for Families: If I had a better calendar, maybe I wouldn’t be starting my shopping 4 days before Christmas

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I love my computer and use it several times a day. I still have a thing about paper and pencil and it makes my husband insane. I have our monthly bills on a printed sheet I check off as I pay them, even though I have plenty of computerized options for the task. I continue […]

Dec15

Puppies and Santa and groping, oh my!

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Well, hello! This week, yet another four-year-old boy hit on his teacher. When will those filthy-minded preschoolers learn to keep their grubby hands to themselves? The boy reportedly “rubbed his face” in the aide’s chest area. He was summarily suspended, and his parents were informed that his record would forever show that he sexually harassed […]

Dec14
Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids: Auld Lang Syne is Scots for ‘Is Melissa Asleep?’

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids: Auld Lang Syne is Scots for ‘Is Melissa Asleep?’

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You would think, with all my November talk of holiday shopping and getting your cards out, I had completed all my Christmas preparations in the first weekend in December and have been sitting by the warm light of the tastefully decorated Christmas tree with a cup of eggnog all month calm in the face of […]

Dec13

As festive as I’ll ever be

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During the holiday season at my childhood home, my parents played Christmas music from the end of November through the new year, always the same albums in the same order on the record player that sat inside a ten-foot long black lacquer console underneath an orange shag carpet hung on the wall. Our tree was […]

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