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A Little Over Two-Month Diet Check-In

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I suppose it’s time for my two-month check-in. I wish I had more of a drumroll worthy weight loss for you, but as of this morning, I’ve only lost 35 pounds. Thirty-five pounds might be a shitload for the average person but let me assure you – this isn’t even a drop in the bucket. As an additional kick in …

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Mourning Friends and Eulogizing Celebrities in a Medicated World

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Carrie Fisher had a “cocktail” of cocaine, opiates and ecstasy in her system when she went into cardiac arrest at the end of last year. Chris Cornell is said to have died after taking a double dose of Ativan, which led to his “suicide.” Carfentanil, arguably the most dangerous opioid out there, was found in a common batch of meth …

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The One-Month Diet Check-in From Hell

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For about a month now, I’ve been on a diet. That means no soft bread, rice or even cupcakes that my friends brought over for my birthday. No honey-glazed anything, no stress candy bar from Walgreens and of course, no beer. My old friend, full of smooth, sweet barley and hops. And yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ve lost 20 pounds in …

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Ranty Monday Complaints

Ranty Monday Musings

My WTF-meter has been going off pretty often lately. A day doesn’t go by where I’m not shaking my head like the emoji that doesn’t know what the fuck is going on in the world. So I’ve saved up a few rants that I’ve wanted to vent about for cathartic purposes only. Yes, these are angry rants and yes, I …

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The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Summer with Kids

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Summer with Kids

It’s that time again, guys. Within a few weeks all of our kids will be home for summer break, annoying us between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. If we work at home or stay at home and don’t get credit for our work, we’ll be busy at a time when we are normally freed from the chains …

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8 Ways I’m #ROCKINGMOTHERHOOD

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Heather from Word To Your Mother tagged me to take part in the Rocking Motherhood blog challenge. According to Heather, “the idea of Rocking Motherhood started with Patricia at White Camellias as a way for mothers to look at the job they are doing, raising the next generation, and celebrate all the ways they’re killing it!” And let’s face it, …

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Realistic Online Inspiration

Realistic Online Inspiration

With social media gaining popularity in the past several years, email has become almost obsolete. Why email someone an important message when you can just tweet or text them? In fact, in my last couple of years of teaching I had to force students to create an email address because YOU WILL FUCKING NEED ONE. Call me a purist, but …

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Free Range Parenting in the 21st Century

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Almost all of the kids in our neighborhood are pretty much free range. I enjoy the fact that they can run outside and play without an adult on their ass. They learn to entertain themselves, they get plenty of exercise and, let’s face it, it’s less work for me, as a parent. But how is it that someone who is so anxiety-ridden, …

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Lessons To Teach Your Kids

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Parenting isn’t all fun and games. Lately I’ve realized there are some hard life lessons that I need to teach my spawn. She’s naturally a little softer than I was as a kid and certainly more plush than I am now. She’s got a fair bit of “people pleaser” in her and that just doesn’t do anyone any favors in …

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Showing Teachers Real Appreciation

Showing Teachers Real Appreciation

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week in Texas and it appears the rest of the country celebrates it the week after. It figures that the Lone Star State would have to go and screw up the rotation. Either way – the month of May exists to celebrate teachers. After all, they’ve just spent the last eight months …