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On Mother’s Day and food poisoning.

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in mother's day, motherhood is stressful, mothers day with a toddler | 0 comments

I have spent most of my Mother’s Day weekend battling some crazy food poisoning. This is not altogether surprising, since I spent last Mother’s Day flooding the downstairs neighbor’s condo. But things are looking up. Cuz 1. I just ate two whole pieces of toast, which is more than I ate all of yesterday. And 2. I got my very own Ryan-Face...

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On Mother’s Day and emergency plumbing calls.

Posted by on May 8, 2011 in dishwasher disaster, holiday, holiday fiasco, mother's day | 6 comments

We all know by now that I don’t do “easy.” (Let’s pause to remember the time my kid and my cat puked everywhere. And then I dropped a 12-pack of beer.) So I should have known I was in for trouble when my first Mother’s Day started out beautifully. First of all, I got to sleep in. Until 9:15 a.m!!! That is about 2-3 hours...

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Happy Mother’s Day.

Posted by on May 8, 2011 in learning from my mom, learning how to be a mom, mother's day | 6 comments

First, your mom teaches you how to be a daughter. She teaches you that you can do anything, be anything. You’ll watch her fight to the death in an argument over why a girl can be just as good a firefighter as a boy. Yet, she always rides in the passenger seat of the car with her guy. Even if he’s driving her car. You learn that independence and...

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I have a cousin who is a writer.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in amy kolz, cadence, guest blog, mother's day, new mom, target | 2 comments

Well, maybe she’s a second cousin. We figured it out one time. Our grandmothers are sisters, so we’re something. Anyway, she’s an awesome writer. She has her own line of greeting cards, called Cadence. They’re the best cards in Target. I know this because I’ve spent a LOT of time in Target. She’s a big part of the reason...

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