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Ilina Ewen
Interests: bargain hunting, cooking, reading, playing tennis, window shopping
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By Ilina If there's one thing in my life that's telling and appropriate, it's that I married a man from Wisconsin. America's Dairyland! Home of the Mars Cheese Castle! I love me some cheese. There's one ad that is more truthful than all others - the one that proclaims cheese makes everything better. I got to take a little field trip to the Hillsborough Cheese Company. It was quite an honor because this is not a factory kind of place where the general public can don a hair net and wander in. The boutique creamery operates on a small family... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Triangle Mamas
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When we are young we think, and feel, that we are invincible. We see suffering as a distant reality in someone else's world. Few of us experience deep seated suffering, or if we do, we digest it differently. We are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Deep South Moms
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It's no secret that I have made many a barb at the burbs. What I really loathe is urban sprawl that taxes our infrastructure and increases our dependency on cars. Strip malls line the landscape here, and it's a rudely... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Deep South Moms
Link to your post here, Dori!
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How I wish I had kept my Charlie's Angels cards. I think I had some board game too. and dang it if I didn't *just* get rid of all my albums. Kicking myself...to the beat of PYT.
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I love this kind of candor. You have a lifetime mommy club card in my book. I feel this same way time to time. And truth be told, I'm often not that likable a lot of the time. That's what unconditional love is all about, right?
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I'm bookmarking that site now for all future purchases. Thanks! I am a marketer but I'm a mom first. I deplore the consumerism thrust upon kids today.
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2009 on Boy Toys? at Deep South Moms
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Legos in a bin with no kit?! I need a Lego store. We'll have to bring an extra suitcase when we take the boys to Legoland this summer. And by the way, I was bbuilding Legos with my 3 year old tonight, and my dad commented that I looked like I was having more fun. Love the Legos!
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2009 on Boy Toys? at Deep South Moms
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Thanks for posting this information. I'll be writing a letter.
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So sorry to hear that you and I traveled similar paths. I have never shared this story with anyone but my husband so it was a long journey alone. I'm 40 now, but opening up sure does help.
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As would I! Here's where you can tell Viacom what you think. Thanks to Cindy Fey for the link! http://www.viacom.com/contact/Pages/default.aspx
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Thank goodness for teacher's like you. If even one kid was spared, you worked a miracle.
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Here's where you can tell Viacom what you think. Thanks to Cindy Fey for the link! http://www.viacom.com/contact/Pages/default.aspx
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Here's where you can tell Viacom what you think. Thanks to Cindy Fey for the link! http://www.viacom.com/contact/Pages/default.aspx
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Thanks so much for this link. I sent a link to this post and some more choice words too. I'm going to tweet this link now.
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Wow, so sorry you had to grow up like that. Kudos for breaking that very difficult circle.
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I had the same issues with being over endowed. I too had a reduction. It was the BEST thing I ever did. And thanks to a plastic surgeon who saw beyond my physical pain and became my advocate for two years to get insurance to pay for the whole thing.
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You are fucking right on! I cannot give up the word Fuck in all its many forms. A rare word that is a verb, adjective, noun, suffix, adverb. I don't drop the Fbomb in front of my kids but I say plenty of other things that send chills up the spines of mothers on every plyground I go to. If they're going to get their bloomers in a tizzy over a few words, I say they are lame ass motherfucking platypi. That was a stretch, eh? Oh, I also love the word serendipitous. And sublime.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2009 on Why I Curse in Front of My Kids at DC Metro Moms
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Wow, your stories have really humbled me. I could feel such palpable emotion from all of you. It is a shame what we go through, especially from those we think would support us. Motherhood is a tough journey made tougher by those people who are hurtful for reasons unknown. I get strength from knowing women like you are out there. I'm standing up cheering!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2009 on Am I Less of a Mother? at Deep South Moms
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I hear you. I feel guilty too and try to help out others as much as I can. So many people who literally next door to all of us are probably suffering and too ashamed to ask for help. I'm seeing the pinch in the most unlikely families. A wake up call for us all.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2009 on Caste in a Recession at Deep South Moms
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Last I heard, neither Parnell nor Peanut Corporation have been charged with anything. Shameful. The company filed for bankruptcy on Friday. Parnell will rest on his stashed away millions while his plant workers are left jobless.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2009 on Roast in Hell Stewart Parnell at Deep South Moms
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I would like to echo what you have so bravely and candidly written. But my spin would be about domestic violence and sexual assault. All are tough to battle alone, and it's worthwhile to feel like you are not alone for a change.
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This so true. One of the things I value most about my relationship with our pediatrician is that he trusts my intuition more than his own clinical exams. He tells me that I know my children better than anyone so if I sense a problem, I'm probably right. I have caught strep more times that way, even when the throat culture is negative. The other thing about protecting our kids is that we should not be afraid to speak up for fear of hurting someone's feelings. If we sense something icky, we should raise a red flag. These are our children we're talking about here! If we are not their vigilant advocates and protectors, who will be?
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Excellent post. If you're starting a human chain to pull people out of the snowball's path, I'm in.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2009 on The Recession Snowball at Deep South Moms
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Wow, this sounds terrible. Our schedule is much like yours. My son starts kindergarten at 9:00, and my younger son starts preschool at 9:15. They too are great sleepers. I am awakened every morning at 6:30 AM by our neighbor kid who LEAVES FOR THE BUS STOP at that hour...she's in 7th grade. I too remember half day kindergarten with a nap. Nowadays we ALL need a nap.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2009 on School Starts at 8am ?! at DC Metro Moms
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