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Nine Screaming Girls – A Sleepover Story

Last weekend, Ava turned Lucky 13 and wanted to have a big “welcome to your teens” sleepover. In a moment of sheer stupidity, we agreed to invite eight of her girlfriends over to our house for a frenzy of food, fun and games – and maybe a little sleep. It was hideous. Individually, these girls are […]

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That First Homecoming Dance

Saturday was THAT night for Sophia, on her way into the annals of history with the first Homecoming Dance of her high school career. Oh come on, you remember it. That first awkward dance you attended with that super geeky/crushy/amazing/heart-throb/never-spoke-a-word-all-night Freshman classmate? Yep, that one. Whether you loved it, or hated it, or skipped it altogether, Homecoming was […]

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Playdate Politics

I know from talking with other parents that they experience playdate politics too. They talk about feeling obligated to allow their kids to have playdates with kids in their classes at school, despite how they feel about that kids’ parents. You know that old saying about how you don’t really get to pick your inlaws? […]

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Watching the Debate With Our Kids

We watched the recent Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with our kids, and it was fascinating like a train wreck: you just couldn’t look away. So we did something we NEVER – we ate dinner while watching TV. Triton and I felt it was so important for us all to witness this […]

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Qué Coqueta! (or: Your Daughter is a Tramp)

(Reblogged from 2008) Qué Coqueta! That’s Spanish for “Your daughter is a tramp”. Okay, maybe the literal translation is more like “What a flirt!” but you have have seen the look on our Mexican nanny’s face when she said it. It had ho-bag written all over it. You see, Ava likes her dress-up. A lot. […]

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Flu Shots by Ambush, AKA “Sunglass Shopping”

This weekend we tried to avoid the oncoming flu season by getting family flu shots at the lovely local Rite Aid. Don’t scoff until you learn why: because of total ambush. That’s right, when you have two kids with Shot Anxiety Disorder (I coined that phrase, thankyouverymuch, but it’s also known as trypanophobia – fear […]

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In the Middle of the Night…

The other night I had a near death experience. I went to use the bathroom in the dark and as I was sitting down I thought I undershot the toilet, panicked, lost my balance and almost went headfirst through the shower door. A number of better looking underwear than what I was wearing flashed before […]

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Filling Out Those Damn School Forms

For same sex parents, filling out those damn school forms is not only a chore but also incredibly insulting. You see, every year the girls come home with this hideously thick packet of school forms to be filled out by their parents. The process necessary to go through each individual piece of paper is both time-consuming and […]

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