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A Toy to Zap my Joy

On the surface, it was a nice gesture…a stranger gifting the toy to my young son. I’ll admit- I got a bit nostalgic. When I saw her bring it out of the back bedroom, I was immediately transported back to 1983. I was a preschooler who loved spending time at my grandparents’ house. There, I… Read more »

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Hair Gel and High Heels

For what feels like the 99th time this week, I’ve caught her raiding the hair gel pot. And today. Well, the results were simply too magnificent not to share. Her masterpiece is like a cross between ‘Something About Mary’ and ‘Ace Ventura’.

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Parenting is ‘Logs’ of fun…

  My heart seriously stopped when I glanced in the den. Were those turds all over my floor? Let me explain why I immediately jumped to this conclusion. Lately, baby ninja has made it a habit of removing her pants AT LEAST five times per day..what the?!! I crept closer and closer, preparing myself for the stench…and then it… Read more »

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I’m Not That Pinterest-ing…

I have never cared much about the Halloween craziness. Then, ninja boy started preschool. Now, there are parties and gift bags and costumes. Blech. I must admit, I’m not very ‘Pinterest-ing’. Oh yes, I have thousands of pins on multiple boards, but no real plan for making any of them a reality. I just like… Read more »

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My Nemesis

‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!’ Isn’t that the old adage? LEMONS= it was too quiet in the den. Which is always suspect…I wandered in to find baby ninja shrieking in delight as she ran toward me. Then I saw it: a pile of finely shredded styrofoam balls all over the carpet. My nemesis;… Read more »

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The Ninja Mama Rules of Diapering

What to do when your nine-month-old makes the likes of a snow angel every time you change her diaper? Pin down her little legs gently with your heavy milk jugs aka chest. Sing itsy bitsy spider calmly while gazing into her eyes and simultaneously pulling on the diaper tabs. Block those windmill arms with your… Read more »

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OCD, yeah you know me!

I admit it- I’m somewhat of a germa-phobe…okay, it’s safe because most of you know me, so I’ll just own up to the fact that I have a MAJOR case of the OCD’s when it comes to germs. So stop touching my kid, people!