Archives: August 2011

Let’s Just Stop This Now, Shall We?

Late yesterday, on my Twitter feed, I saw a few friends ranting about a t-shirt being put out by JC Penney. Since I was already frustrated and exhausted, I thought I’d up my daily rage intake and see what the fuss was about. I was not prepared for what I saw. If you can’t quite

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What I Did For Love (and for a few hours alone)

Today was the Little Kidlet’s second day of school. I dropped him off, and while he was shy in the new class, he wanted me to leave. Then I came to pick him up. He was in tears (he’d just had a fight with a kid over a toy) and I was asked to pick

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Beginnings and Ends

Today was the first day of preschool for the Little Kidlet. If I said I wasn’t nervous, I’d be lying. I wasn’t nervous when his brother started preschool. You see, I wasn’t always a stay at home mom. I worked in advertising and my son went to a daycare for a little over a year,

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Evil Thomas.

In 2009, the Oldest Kidlet got a toy that we still talk about in this house. Evil Thomas. He’s actually “Let’s Go! Thomas” – a toy which puffs on his own and responds to voice commands. Cute, right? WRONG. There was something sinister about this toy… you see, it was easy to think you turned

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An apology.

I have been out of sorts for the last few weeks. I’ve been a little overwhelmed by Back to School stuff, and a lot of personal stuff. I miss Jerad, and since his birthday, I’ve beating myself up for still feeling like I’ve been betrayed by him. The lonelier I feel, the worse I feel

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Gluten-free Chicken Katsu

In the past few weeks, I’ve fallen into a pattern where I wasn’t trying anything new, food-wise. I am a decent cook, but there are a lot of things I don’t make on a regular basis. Chicken is one of them. So I decided to challenge myself to making one new thing a week. I

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The Wired Mom: What’s in a name?

Okay, I guess this Wired Mom is a thing now. Awhile back I thought I’d write a tech blog from the POV of a mom, but I just couldn’t populate a blog full time. So… I guess I’ll just do these posts as they come up and make a category so that you can weed

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The Wired Mom: Social Networking Stuff.

First, there’s a repost going around Facebook that’s sort of overstating a new feature. Secondly, Twitter got a bit of a revamp- let’s call it New New Twitter (Which I guess would make it the Ramona of Twitter versions). But let’s go over Facebook first. ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS of your contacts are now on

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Tales from the Car

Since we’ve been on summer vacation, there haven’t been a lot of trips in the car with all of us. I’ve tried to time errands to where I only have to take one trip out a week with the boys. Not because I don’t enjoy it, but well, loud little boys in a car are

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A free lesson in advertising.

Want to know what’s wrong with America? We’re lazy. I’m not talking about obesity and all that- but just look at your Facebook stream sometime, and look at all the posts asking people to copy/paste a message. Do I support the troops? Have I lost someone to cancer? Yes. I just won’t repost it. Why?

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