Duck and cover!
Jul02

Duck and cover!

Image source: Wikipedia. Copyright 1997, Hollywood Pictures. There have been three times in my life when I was under crushing stress for such an extended period of time that when it was over, I truly had no idea what to do with myself. The first time ended in medication and therapy. The next two times, I have been much better equipped to deal with it. I’m sure everyone knows what this is like on a small scale, if not on the...

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‘W’onder
Apr26

‘W’onder

 My beaYOOOOtiful daughter and the magical cake. (I’m backdating posts again. This actually happened after the date on this post, but, ‘w’hatever. My daughter had her 11th birthday party last weekend. It was hosted at her dad’s house and was a LARP — live action role-playing. It was totally fun! The kids had a blast — no doubt because they got to beat on adults with padded sticks. My job was to make the cake....

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‘S’pinach smoothies are not for the faint of heart
Apr21

‘S’pinach smoothies are not for the faint of heart

I generally get in all kinds of trouble when I start talking to other moms. Usually, the kind of trouble I get into is brought on by my inability to filter information about myself. Yes, in the course of five minutes, you are extremely likely to learn that I’ve had breast cancer, that my child is about to have open heart surgery and that my parents were once rescued by boat from their flooding home. I don’t intend to...

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‘K’itchen – at least that’s what the assessor’s office says
Apr13

‘K’itchen – at least that’s what the assessor’s office says

I have a kitchen. Of course, I do. I have a house and houses have kitchen. If I didn’t have a kitchen, we’d have to refer to it as a cabin or a rustic lodge. But I have a house, therefore, I have a kitchen.I must keep telling myself this. I have all of the parts of a kitchen: oven, stove, sink, fridge. I even have a dishwasher and a trash compactor. I have countertops and cabinets. I have a really cool pantry that seems to...

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It’s just a couple of cans of paint …

In order to commemorate my interview with CR magazine and my future blog stardom, I promptly stopped posting. I know. It sounds like a wildly unorthodox public relations plan. Bear with me. At my day job, I’m a self-proclaimed marketing genius. There are good reasons. The evening of my last post, I began what shall come to be known as the “Samantha is coming to town let’s paint the living room” makeover of...

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Happy Halloween!
Nov01

Happy Halloween!

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