Top 10 sassy posts (so far)

Sassy is defined as “lively and bold and full of spirit.”  I’ve been told that sassy looks good on me, and I tend to agree.

In honor of sassy, I’m sharing the sassiest posts from my blog (so far).

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What’s on YOUR phone?

This is one of those “I have no idea what to title it but it’s funny” stories.  I settled for “what’s on your phone” but it could have just as easily been “name that tune” or “stories that my husband hopes don’t get read by his coworkers” or even “I finally got revenge for driving the mom-wagon for years.”

Yesterday, I spotted this post on Cluttered Genius about the first random song that comes up on your iPhone when you it shuffle.  The song that popped up for her was Love Shack and she has a GREAT story about why the song was on her phone.

She was participating in Mama Kat’s pretty much world famous blogging challenge, so you may have seen similar posts.  If you’re ever stuck for a writing topic, Mama Kat has you covered.

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Crimes of Motherhood – I am the meanest mom ever

I am the meanest mom ever – at least according to my kids.

Personally, I figure that means I’m doing something right.

They have a different view.  They said that I’ve committed crimes.  I’m accused of…

(dum dum dum….)

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My Kids Make Me Laugh at Camp No-Fi

My kids make me laugh camp no fiI started to call this edition of “My Kids Make Me Laugh” something different. More like “My Cabin Makes Me Laugh.” But then I decided that would be too confusing. So I didn’t.

The cabin we rented really was pretty special. The whole place was decorated in a mash up of mid-century modern, fifties diner, and retro-garage designed man-cave. It was in a big metal building that was referred to as a BARN on the rental company website.

My kids were confused, but happy.

The decor worked.

The black and white unifed everything.

The ceiling in the main room was corrugated (wavy) metal painted black. They’ve hung giant brand signs parallel with the ceiling.

My boys were in AWE.

They’re also amazed at the phone booth and the coke machine.

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Thankful Thoughts – Eggs

thankful thoughts eggsJust when you thought it was safe, I’m back…. writing thankful thoughts about eggs.



Seriously, you didn’t think I’d let Easter week pass by without at least some passing mention of eggs.  Did you?

I wrote an entire series on eggs.  It was egg-sellent fun.  Remember?  I’m not egg-saggerating.  It was an entire week of bad egg puns and yolks about eggs.  And ever since then, I’ve been planning this week.

Son of Egg.  Egg Junior.  The return of the bad egg.  Eggs 2: the sequel.

So I thought I’d start with a few thoughts on how wonderful eggs are.

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If you decide to garden…

if you decide to put in a spring gardenI thought about a spring garden this week, but then I realized it could be dangerous.

Yes, you heard it hear first.  Gardening can be dangerous to your health.

Particularly if it involves gardening with the family, like I’d be doing this week while the kids are on spring break.

So before you take advantage of all the free labor you have available for pulling weeds and hauling big bags of mulch, Consider the risks of spring gardening.

Don’t believe me?  Just listen to my cautionary tale.  It’s inspired by a mouse and cookie.

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Dear 3rd Grade Teacher – I blame my grandmother.

Dear 3rd Grade Teacher,

I am quite aware that my son arrived at your class today with a bag of bones in his backpack.  He said you were studying the skeletal system this week and that the bones would be an excellent addition to the classroom experience.

If you must know, the smaller bones are fish bones, probably gar. The larger bones are from a feral pig.

I blame my grandmother. And quite possibly Mrs K, my 9th grade biology teacher. And also my mom. And maybe Mrs B, the kindergarten teacher down the hall. This particular set of bones was my mom’s idea. She was laughing right up to the moment I threatened to turn the bones into a wind chime and give them to her for Christmas. [Read more…]

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Toddler Thanksgiving Dinner

As you are finalizing your menu for Thanksgiving Dinner, don’t forget the little people in your life!

You may be planning on a fancy meal that involves green vegetables, exotic ingredients in the dressing, and a from scratch cranberry sauce.

Your kids have other plans.

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You did WHAT with the turkey?

It’s time for another turkey story.

(I promise I’m not doing turkey stories every day for the rest of the month.  I have some pumpkin stories too. You can find all my Thanksgiving inspired stories on one convenient page I cleverly titled THANKSGIVING.)

I’d like you to climb in the time machine with me and travel back in time to November 2001.

It’s my first time to hostess Thanksgiving dinner ever.  And my mother-in-law is coming for dinner.  In 24 hours. [Read more…]

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It’s Turkey Season Around Here

I’m declaring it open season for hunting turkeys.

No, that’s not a commentary on the election results.

I’m just ready to share some Thanksgiving fun, and I figure there are a lot of people that could stand a reason to laugh today.Best line of the story?

Don’t hit your brother with a turkey.

Before you call protective services, maybe you better hear the REST of the story.

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