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Guest Post from the Cats: Human Memes

Today’s guest bloggers are Candy’s cats, Larry and Lucy, who are considered trailblazers among the feline community in the realm of kitty-blogging. Lucy and...

Wherein I Explain to My Four-Year-Old Daughter Why Rihanna Wears a Loincloth as a Shirt

I put our four-year-old daughter to bed every night.  Miss Skye is a shameless Mommy’s Girl who requests — nay, DEMANDS — my daily bedtime services,...

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Crash. Burn. Refuel.

No, Los Angeles, that was not a Santa Ana wind that just nearly knocked Nic Cage’s hair piece off.  That was me.  Exhaling.  (My apologies, Nic.) The kids just...

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Top 10 Things My Parents Taught Me

Important life lessons that I will, no doubt, pass down to my daughter and son… 10.  Medicine:  1)  “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are...

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Awkward Family Photoblog: Parenting a Preschooler

Once in a lifetime comes a parenting blog with photographs so touching, it makes your ovaries ache.  This is not that blog. Mr. Candy and I agree that this picture...

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You Might Be an L.A. Mom If…

I recently came across an article titled “You might be an L.A. Mom If” — and, being an L.A. mom myself, I clicked on it out of curiosity and the hope I...

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Thank a Teacher

Re-posting this from September 28, 2010 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week… I walked to the front of the classroom and handed my homework, an essay about the...

How NOT to Handle a Family Photo Shoot (A Guide for Fellow Moms Based on My Own Tragic, Tragic Mistakes)

You know how it’s commonplace to compare disasters to the Hindenburg?  Well, I wanted to personally alert you to the newest, hottest metaphor in town —...

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And Then There Were Seven

There comes a moment in most every mom’s life when she thinks, You know what we could use around here?  MORE PUKE AND POOP!  This moment is usually preceded by...

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Dora Got Run Over by Mr. Candy

Sung, of course, to the tune of “Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer”: Dora got run over by Mr. Candy. Dropped under his car by Miss Skye. We can say the...