From the monthly archives:

January 2012


January 18, 2012

Today as Young Ladrinka and I were walking to school, I said that I really didn’t want to go to work today. This turned out to be an incredible coincidence and Young Ladrinka told me that he, too, did not want to go to school today so we should just go home and relax. And […]

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Things My 13 Year Old Daughter Explained To Me On The Drive From My Sanity To The Catskills on Friday Afternoon

January 16, 2012

1. It’s okay to sing Alicia Keys’ New York for twelve minutes straight because “we have something called the First Amendment and the Freedom of Speech, mom, you should look it up.” 2. She wants to go to Montana to visit her friend over Spring Break “no matter what you say, mom, I’m doing it.” […]

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How To Apologize

January 12, 2012

Welcome back to the How-To series. In past posts, we’ve explored How To Ride an Escalator and How To Change The Toiler Paper Roll. Today we are going to tackle How To Apologize. Ready? 1. If you were wrong, admit that you were wrong. 2. Say something along the lines of “I’m sorry. I regret […]

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Double Rainbow of Happiness

January 10, 2012

I don’t want to write the kind of blog where I just brag about my kids nonstop. Mostly because you don’t want to read it. Who needs to feel bad about their parenting in comparison to my exemplary style? Except sometimes I have a moment with my children that so fills with pride and joy […]

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If I have a teenager, why am I still taking baby steps?

January 9, 2012

I am so not ready. I blame everyone for not preparing me. My daughter is 13 and she wants more freedom. Probably because it’s another word for nothing left to lose. She wants to go out with her friends, to walk around the stores, window shop, buy hair products, go to Starbucks. And I, thanks […]

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I’m now a Tastemaker. I think.

January 6, 2012

Hey, you know how I’m always saying “I want to make lists!” “Is there a way that I can make more lists?” No? You never noticed that? Well, perhaps this is as good a time as any to go through my archives. I’ll wait. tap, tap. (That’s me getting a beer on tap, btw) Anyway. […]

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How To Get Your Wife a Holiday Gift.

January 5, 2012

1. Marry Marinka. 2. Enjoy 14 years of marital bliss. 3. After 14 years of marital bliss, do not buy her a Christmas gift. 4. On Christmas Eve, when Marinka says “I don’t really need a Christmas gift” take it at face value and say, “that’s good because I didn’t get you anything!” 5. Enjoy […]

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OMG. “Dance Moms” Is Back!

January 3, 2012

This post in sponsored by Lifetime. Although I am being compensated for it, the opinions are my own. As always. You guys. YOU GUYS. You know how for the past few months Tuesdays have been like the worst night of the week, because the TV-viewing sucks? Well, I have some fantastic news.   Dance Moms […]

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