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The Curmudgeon Goes To Camp

The Cupcake is 7. This is the first year I decided to keep her “home” for the summer. I work from home, so it’s a true test of her independence -- and my patience. So far, we’ve front-loaded the summer with camps and other than her…

Our “conscious uncoupling”

I’ve never connected with Gwyneth Paltrow before I had the realization that I’m having a “conscious uncoupling” from my six year old. It’s not my idea, it’s the Cupcake’s. And don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled with her newfound sense…

First Day, First Grade

She did it.She started first grade. In a whole new school. Making all new friends. With an all new (to her) teacher. The old Princess Cupcake would have been a clingy, worried mess. We would have had a melt-down the evening before…

The Mama Dove

One of the best gifts I received this mother’s day was not from the hubs or even Princess Cupcake. It was from Mother Nature. All day long we watched a mourning dove fly from the yard to the porch, porch to the yard, yard to the porch,…

Dance Mom 101

It’s dance season. And that means one thing: Terror for the new dance mom as she tries to navigate these unchartered waters. This is my third go around, and I was lucky enough to have been befriended by a veteran mom who shared a few…

Mother’s Day Top 10 Wish List

“Let’s see when Rio 2 is playing. Dang, it’s already started. I wonder if there are any other movies you can watch. Hmm. Mary Poppins? Really? At Studio Movie Grill?” “I WANT TO SEE MARY POPPINS” “Uh… (grumble) okay. Let’s see…

Funniest prank I ever did

Follow my blog with Bloglovin In the spirit of April Fool's Day, and because the statue of limitations in Ohio has been surpassed, I'll confess to the funniest prank I ever did. It's was a Saturday night in Athens, Ohio. Me and a couple…

A near perfect day

It's Spring Break in Texas and unlike the weather of last week --which included an ice storm and the Princess Cupcake home from school -- today was the type of day that you fall in love with Texas over. Not a cloud in the sky, light breeze,…

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