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Get a Job, Kid January 29, 2017

“Get a Job, Kid!” I can’t count the number of times I’ve said this in response to a sentence that starts “Mooooomm!  I waaaaant.” Well, my boy finally took my advice. My boy, who is now so old that if he goes a few days without shaving you can see the stubble on his jawline…

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Way Back in the Way Back. December 11, 2016

Back before the laws of physics were passed and no one wore seat belts because we all believed it would be safer to be ‘flung free,’ my parents owned a big blue Chevy Caprice Station Wagon.  My sister and I would fight over who got to sit in the ‘way back’ amongst the groceries and…

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Wonder Woman Onesie November 13, 2016

My mild obsession with Wonder Woman is no secret.   I drink from a Wonder Woman mug in my office.  I have a Wonder Woman watch.  I have a Wonder Woman cuff bracelet that may or may not actually deflect bullets. So when I was killing time by wandering around the local Wal-Mart while my daughter…

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Baby’s First Drive Through October 29, 2016

My son turned 15 a week ago, and that means in this neck of the woods that he got his Learner’s Permit.  That’s right. My bitty baby, born two and a half weeks early, smaller by every measurement than my housecat, is now legally allowed to have primary control of a one ton projectile moving…

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Yesoholics Anonymous August 21, 2016

Hello.  My name is Lori, and I’m a Yesoholic. I have a more or less clinical resistance to saying no to whatever people ask of me.  In fact, even when I say no, people take it as a yes.  For example, when I was nominated as the secretary of the middle school band boosters my…

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Mascara August 14, 2016

If I were a little kid, and I presented you with this picture I had drawn with crayons:you would have no real way of knowing if it was supposed to be a boy or a girl.  It’s kind of a generic person face.  Nothing especially feminine or masculine about it. However, if I were to…

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BOOK REVIEW: Someone Could Get Hurt July 8, 2016

Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood “Someone Could Get Hurt” by Drew Magary is a hilarious parenting memoir that is relatable and heartbreaking at the same time. I bought this book because I read Magary’s Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog, an annual snark-fest making fun of the Christmas catalog that, while…

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Taste the Rainbow May 1, 2016

My hall bathroom looks like someone tasted the rainbow and it didn’t agree with them.  Pink, blue, green, bleach and black stains have seeped into the marble and tile and long outlasted the hair for which the colors were originally intended.  Both of my children, the boychild and the girlchild, have decided that the color…

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Music Lessons March 27, 2016

When I was but a wee babe, the Partridge Family was a hit show.  I loved it for many reasons, not the least of which was the existence of “Lori Partridge,” who justified my name as a cool-girl name.  I still hold a grudge against the Romper Room lady for never saying she saw “Lori”…

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