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School Supply Lists Can Make a Girl Crazy

Oh joy, the school supply lists arrived by email this week. Of course, as many of you know, this is only the first round of supply lists, the one that we learned a long time ago doesn’t always jibe with what the teachers actually require the kids to have. This is the supply list that… Continue reading School Supply Lists Can Make a Girl Crazy

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Smart Moms on Roseanne, Mental Health, School Justice, Black Excellence and Celebration

Happy Friday everyone! I celebrated my 45th birthday this week which explains my sudden appreciation for anti-aging products and my newfound commitment to Weight Watchers. Yup. For the very first time, I am a Weight Watchers member and I must say that even I am surprised at the discipline I’ve shown…for the past 13 days.… Continue reading Smart Moms on Roseanne, Mental Health, School Justice, Black Excellence and Celebration

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But Is The Duchess Wearing Those Mesh Undies?

Kate Middleton looks ridiculously good after she gives birth. And good for her. She’s a Duchess after all and aren’t they basically obligated to to look fancy all the time and wear really big hats? With a full staff of estheticians and stylists on hand, we shouldn’t be surprised that just hours after childbirth, Middleton’s… Continue reading But Is The Duchess Wearing Those Mesh Undies?

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To Be a Mom in the Age of Fortnite

Fortnite has taken over my house and there’s a good chance it has taken over yours too.  It is the newest and coolest video game, particularly popular with boys, and when I say I’ve never seen my kids love anything more than this game, I’m really not kidding. They’ll hop out of bed at 6… Continue reading To Be a Mom in the Age of Fortnite

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Martha Stewart and the Easter Bunny Are Not My Thing

The Easter Bunny really has no redeeming value. Seriously. Nine times out of ten when you see him making the rounds at the mall or at a hotel brunch, he looks dirty. In fact, he reminds me of the stuffed animals that my dogs adore as they drag them in and out of house, through… Continue reading Martha Stewart and the Easter Bunny Are Not My Thing

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Moms Weigh in On Student Walkouts

Students (and teachers) are walking out of school over the country today and it’s an understatement to say that parents and the country at large are not of one mind on how schools should handle this student activism. Some of us believe that civil disobedience requires “disobedience” and that freedom from consequences flies directly in… Continue reading Moms Weigh in On Student Walkouts

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Snow Day! Who Cares if the Bread is Moldy?

There is something nostalgic about the excitement I feel—for a moment—when I receive the news that we have a snow day. And I felt it today when the calls, emails, and tweets came through that our schools were closed. Now, as someone who leaves all that should be done the night before to the morning… Continue reading Snow Day! Who Cares if the Bread is Moldy?

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Save It, Hollywood. You Profit Way Too Much From Gun Violence To Lecture the Rest of Us About It

While it’s true that we currently have no power at home and it’s cold and dark (though blissfully quiet I might add), I’m confident that my ornery feelings about the upcoming Oscars have nothing to do with the nor’easter and everything to do with the hypocrisy that will inevitably be front and center Sunday night.… Continue reading Save It, Hollywood. You Profit Way Too Much From Gun Violence To Lecture the Rest of Us About It

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It’s Friday And The Moms Say What?

We are in the midst of a nor’easter and while many who live in other places are getting loads of snow, here in northern Rhode Island we are getting heavy rain and wind. Anyone who knows me well can likely predict that I am working and writing from home today, still in my pajamas, with… Continue reading It’s Friday And The Moms Say What?

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How Many Texts, Alerts, and Emails Can One Mom Handle?

A text from CVS that my prescription is ready for pick up. A text from the school to remind me about a fundraiser at Chili’s later this week. An email to let me know that my youngest’s son school lunch account balance has dropped to $1.20. A reminder about the next orthodontist appointment. A text… Continue reading How Many Texts, Alerts, and Emails Can One Mom Handle?