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Pinkwashing

Hey, did you know that breast cancer exists? You do? Great!

What frightens you?

A mother-daughter day

So this happened: my daughter got her heart broken by her Internet boyfriend.

When did homework get so hard?

My son's advancement to first grade means both my children have homework most nights. And, people, I am telling you now, I am having trouble.

Do the right thing

Last night, when I inquired about homework, my son quickly said he didn't have any and tried to hide his homework folder so I couldn't look inside. Naturally, this rang alarm bells.

The cool book challenge (no ice required)

I have been repeatedly challenged on Facebook to name 10 books that have stayed with me over the years.

Back to school, back to the madness

With last week's starting of school, my family has had to re-jigger our mornings so that everyone gets to where they need to be by the ungodly hour when the sun just begins to rise.

The view from the porch

My favorite place this not-so-warm summer has been on our back porch, which was built onto the side of our house as an apparent afterthought.

Still time for some family fun

If the temperatures are rising, it's a given that cars will be packed and folks all across the country will be taking their version of the Great American Vacation (™).

How living with children is like living in a frat house

As a child, I imagined what kind of a home I'd live in when I was out on my own. It would be tastefully furnished, with matching couch and love seat and it would perpetually be tidy.