Back to School: Ho Hum

The long Labor Day weekend always marks the official end of summer here, with people heading to the beach one last time.  And just like that, it’s over. The three days yawned on for what seemed like five with the three of us taking it easy.  Other than spending Saturday at the horse races with…

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Babysitting 101? Not.

Your husband asks you if it’s okay that a nephew comes to stay for a few hours one night while his family is out on the town.  You say, “of course,” because how difficult is it to watch a 5-year-old?  After all, you’ve raised three boys of your own, and taught countless children.  Right? You:…

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Cork for My Attitude, Perhaps?

I am seriously cranky today. For the most part, I wouldn’t bother to mention it because I rarely am, and if I am, it’s not something worth mentioning. I have committed myself to a permanent state of being one who does not deserve to be cranky ever again, no longer having to deal with the…

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