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Stuff You Should Have Learned By Forty

I just recently turned thirty-seven, and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve gained another year of experience under my belt in this game called life and for that I am grateful. Every year, I take a moment and take stock of my life. I review what I’ve learned, hard lessons that made my ass sore. … Continue reading Stuff You Should Have Learned By Forty

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Parental Lessons or Shit I Learned The Hard Way

I never had a father and what I never learned by missing out on that relationship could fill a warehouse. My mother left this world far too soon, we never had the chance to have those conversations that would have endowed me with (hopefully) better decision-making ability. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame… Continue reading Parental Lessons or Shit I Learned The Hard Way

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8 Reasons Why I Fired My Sitter

I’ve been through at least five Nannies/Babysitters in the last three years. In the beginning, I think I was a fairly laid back employer. I did background checks, I asked for references and I really interrogated all prospective candidates. Yet, I still managed to find the worst sitters imaginable. Here’s a list of eight things… Continue reading 8 Reasons Why I Fired My Sitter

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Moms, It's Okay To Be Happy They're Back In School

The blogosphere is inundated with back to school posts and frankly I’m tired of reading about it. I’m tired of reading about moms crying into their whiskey laced coffee mugs because Johnny started Pre-K. My kids haven’t gone back yet, in fact, orientation is today and I’m not going to pretend I’m not happy as… Continue reading Moms, It's Okay To Be Happy They're Back In School