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She’s one unhappy camper

Thursday, June 2, 2005

I am not, nor will I ever be, the ‘roughing it” type.
My husband, bless his heart, refuses to believe this.

Writers and mothers can relate well

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Now that I’m a “real writer” (as opposed to my former slacker’s life as a married mother moonlighting as a writer), I’m amazed at all the similarities – besides sleeping late – between tortured artists and me.

Schools are ready for moms who flunk lunch

Thursday, May 19, 2005

I am an unfit mother. Oh sure, other mothers might see the merit in hiding it better. But me, I work hard at it.

A common sense cure for cold feet

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Authorities and searchers might have been at a loss when they launched a nationwide hunt for “runaway bride” Jennifer Wilbanks recently, but the real experts – wedding planners – knew this was no kidnapping.

More fun than you can shake a stick at

Thursday, May 5, 2005

I firmly believe that when mothers compare notes on childbirth this can only be because they have not yet experienced the pain and sheer endurance that a 6-year-old’s birthday party entails.

I married the man, not the ring

Thursday, April 28, 2005

He stole my heart with a killer combination of dark good looks, a stunning ability to fix almost anything, and an inexhaustible instinct to take care of me when I’m moody, sick or stressed, which is pretty much always.

It’s a wash

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Ancient people cleaned their clothes by pounding them on rocks or rubbing them with abrasive sands and washing the dirt away in local streams.

Time flies along with fly balls

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?
Since daylight-saving time began anew last weekend, I can’t say that I do.

TV, or not TV? That’s the question

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Am I mistaken, or wasn’t watching too much television once considered to be a bad idea?
Didn’t people lie about how much time they spent watching Dallas?
Can we not recall that once there was a golden time in America when “couch potato” was an insult?
Now? I’m ashamed to be among decent people because I have nothing to say about Survivor.

What’s the name? Bond … Dog Bond

Thursday, March 31, 2005

It was a rough night in the Seabolt household, as our two dogs – a German shepherd (Ace) and his partner in crime, a relatively inert ottoman of a dog (Jagger) – decided at around 4 a.

Fairy faux pas

Thursday, March 24, 2005

I am not a morning person. In the morning, if forced to get up at all, I prefer nothing more than silence, and a cup of coffee as big as my head.

The parent volunteers’ prayer

Thursday, March 17, 2005

To be invoked by all PTO parents, volunteer parents, and room mothers (and fathers and “significant others”) among us.

Selling out

Thursday, March 10, 2005

I didn’t set out to become a sell-out. I’m just saying. For the record and all. I had no intention of becoming an impersonal cog in the corporate machine.

A mom in sickness and in health

Thursday, March 3, 2005

“(Michael) Jackson taken to hospital with flu; jury selection delayed a week” – Associated Press, Feb.

The not-so princess diaries

Thursday, February 24, 2005

In the beginning, when it came to parenting a daughter, I wasn’t exactly in the pink.
Sure, I had been a girlie-girl as a child.

Someday your prince will come – if his mommy says he can

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Someday your prince will come. Sadly, if you’re Camilla Parker Bowles, he’ll come with some serious baggage.

Maybe baby, I’ll have you

Thursday, February 10, 2005

It isn’t my actual children that are causing me stress these days, but the “maybe baby” that haunts me.

Expect little and get way too much

Thursday, February 3, 2005

Clearly, the problem is that I expect too much.
I expect, for example, that my cellular telephone might actually make telephone calls.

Dialing up the ‘good old days’

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I am raising ingrates.
My children, like so many others, are ferried about in the automotive equivalent of a living room.

Green Acres Welcome Wagon at your service

Thursday, January 20, 2005

I have recently received a fair amount of mail asking me if I have, and I quote, “always lived in the country?” What a silly question.

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