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Apr 15
2017

Good Friday


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Jan 15
2017

How to Make Brothers Get Along


Why is the sight of this six-colored toy so intimidating? Every time I see one in a store I cautiously rotate a side, silently squeal with rebellion, and then quickly turn it back before I twist it into an unsolvable state. It’s merely a palm-sized cube, but the interlocking faces pivot to reveal seemingly limitless and certainly baffling color combinations. Somehow Gadget inherited a joy for the pursuit of defeating this puzzle and received a…

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Jan 13
2017

This Thermos Saved Us $360


After my recent playground duty experience, I stumbled upon these cute little thermoses on a few lunch tables. Miss C refuses to eat cold food after being spoiled by hot lunches everyday at day care. She looks at you sideways if you even think of packing her a cold lunch. Sandwiches, no! Cheese and crackers, no! PB&J, absolutely not! Don’t even think about bagels and cream cheese. I ordered one immediately and packed it with…

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Jan 05
2017

What I Learned on Playground Duty


I stress every day that the lunches I pack for the kids will be judged. I have two picky eaters who are content to eat the same cheese sandwich each and every day. Along side the sandwich I’ll add sliced apples or mango, peanuts (but not at the nut-free table), carrots or popcorn and maybe a fruit strip with no sugar added of course. I worry they don’t have enough protein, and when the lunch…

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Jan 02
2017

The $1000 Flush


That time when the kids flooded the toilet and it dripped into the living room with nasty, poopy water.

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