Archives: 2013

Fear.

So last night I answered a bunch of questions on Tumblr. (5 or 6 counts as a bunch, right?) And when I logged in today, there was one question waiting for me. “What is your greatest fear?” Kevin asked, and gave me an out. You see, last night I’d declared it to be a zero

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Cartoon Network: no girls allowed?

It isn’t very often that I find a blog topic that manages to ping all three parts of my blog title, but when it does happen, it gets me all riled up. Or maybe it’s just the subject at hand that has me in a mood. Recently, Paul Dini spoke with Kevin Smith about why

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Like a girl.

I try my hardest to teach my boys that toys aren’t gendered, neither are TV shows or other interests. But I’m still battling their peers, so there are a lot of follow-up conversations. Yesterday, I was working with the Little Kidlet on his homework and the Oldest Kidlet was going on about something. I honestly

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Winter Memories.

Full admission – I live in Southern California, where only occasionally we get something close to Winter. As a matter of fact, my coldest winters have all been in Tucson. Where sometimes you’d wake up to frost on the cars, and slushy snow falling. My only White Christmas was in Tucson. I was 9, I

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In which I know it all.

Once upon a time, three years ago, to be precise. The Oldest Kidlet was in preschool and was obsessed with pirates. He dressed like a pirate for Halloween (in a costume sewn by yours truly). When asked how he knew as much as he did, he told his friends that I’d taught him. Because I

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Back to the grind.

The first day back after a vacation is always interesting. The Kidlets were excited to go back to school. It didn’t take much convincing to get them going this morning. But most every adult in the house was dragging their heels. And me? I know that I wanted to shove them all out the door

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Happy Thanksgiving!

And a Happy Birthday to the Oldest Kidlet, who has amused us all with the ways he’s responded to Happy Birthday. When I said it to him, he was still in bed, playing the new Legend of Zelda game on his 3DS. He looked at me, somewhat sleepily. “Happy Birthday to you,” he said. “Babe,

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Should there be tie-ins for The Hunger Games?

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be watching Day of the Doctor. I’m going to try to clear my schedule and watch it in my room, with plenty of water and tissues. Just so I’m prepared. I think that when The Hunger Games came out, I wrote a post about how weird it was to hear questions from

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Does anyone RSVP anymore?

Last weekend was the Kidlets’ joint Birthday Party. Being that their birthdays are a month and a half apart, and the Oldest Kidlet’s birthday is so close to Thanksgiving, it just makes sense to throw them together. Invitations went out to about 4 friends of the Little Kidlet (he was very specific) and about 12

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Faulty Logic or is it Racist?

Before I get into anything else, I hope that you heard about Typhoon Haiyan’s damage to the Philippines. If you could, please find an organization to donate to. TIME has a compilation of organizations and ways you can help. If you’re going to donate to the Red Cross, click through the above link and donate

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