Archives: October 2010

Parental phobias, Mom Cliques, and 3 year olds.

Marissa Jaret Winokur is now blogging for People.com, and posted a story about mean moms and a low moment when she accidently locked her son in her car. I can sympathize. As soon as my kids were born, my biggest fear was locking them in the car. I would triple check to make sure the

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There’s being nice, and there’s sexism.

Earlier this week, Kate Beaton (of Hark, A Vagrant) tweeted that she wanted to address readers who tried to compliment her with some sort of sexual comment attached. The tamest example of this being “I want to have your babies.” Immediately Twitter exploded with people telling her she was wrong, some women agreed with her

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This is Halloween…

…or at least the Halloween Costume Parade. Remember those? I loved walking through all the classrooms, and showing off my outfit. Well, yesterday was the oldest kidlet’s turn. The Preschool had a big day planned. The costume parade followed by a Halloween party of epic proportions. The parents were all assigned things to bring. Because

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Post-party hangover – no alcohol necessary

Not the literal kind. We had a birthday party on Sunday and I didn’t get much sleep the night before hand, so I was drained yesterday. The boys were wound up as only children with brand new toys can be. Just in time for Halloween, Kate Beaton of Hark, a Vagrant has her take on

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My own interactive theater

I am a theater geek. I’ve pretty much always trotted out my inner freak- whether it was dressing up as a Jedi at Disneyland (and being told by security that my plastic lightsaber counted as a weapon and would have to go), and well, doing “The Time Warp” for my high school drama club’s end

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Quick before I forget: Stroller Recall

There’ve been a lot of recalls lately, but this one involves strollers. And some older strollers, too. Graco’s recalling 2 million Quattro and Metrolite strollers for strangulation hazards. Basically, the food tray was up high enough that if a child slid under it, that their head could become stuck. Four children died. But not recently-

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It’s raining!

Enjoy a picture of our wet lawn. Taken so that you cannot see the intersection I live near. Mwahahaha. We began our week with grey. Not a bright grey, but the lovely dark grey that promises rain. This is immensely helpful when getting over a migraine. Those bright overcast days we get in Southern California

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Migraine City.

I get migraines. My mom gets them, too. The night before my wedding? I was curled up in a teeny ball because I had one, and right now I’m stuck in my bed with one. I’m sitting here with low light (a candle) and the brightness on the laptop cranked down. I just wanted to

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Beds, Party Planning and… I’m sure I forgot something.

This was meant to post yesterday, but didn’t. Oops. I admit it- I am horrible when it comes to planning parties for the little guy. He has some major food allergies, but isn’t anaphylactic. So I tend to just make him one thing and another for everyone else. Since I’m going to start experimenting more

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Brigadoon and the Birthday Blues

The weather today is warm, but this is what we woke up to. Thick thick fog. The Oldest Kidlet had a hard time understanding why we couldn’t see the hills- though I wish I could have gotten a picture of the deer up in the fog. That was cool. But it was beautifully foggy- where

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