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Holy shit...what else is there to say?
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2009 on And Then The Unthinkable Happened at LA Moms Blog
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OMG--I am beginning to think more and more that you are me! But my PMS can last 10 days to a week. My poor kids. And husband. BTW, all the time you're spending on your writing shows--it just gets better and better!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2009 on An Unwelcome Intruder at New Jersey Moms Blog
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Only in Hollywood? Who knows--maybe it works that way in other company towns--like DC? Interesting post, Kim.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2009 on Playdate or Pitch Meeting? at LA Moms Blog
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Fatnastic post. Oops, that was supposed to be FaNtastic post. Freudian slip on the part of my fingers? who knows? But given our reliance on stretch jeans....well... Seriously, though--thanks for reminding us what's important.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on Counting My Blessings at LA Moms Blog
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Oh, Sarah--so BTDT. Hope you survived....
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I'll just ditto what Florinda said. Luckily, living as we do in W. LA, my oh-so-jewish kids barely know anyone who celebrates X-mas! Makes it a lot easier than when I was growing up jewish in the south!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on Dear Santa: I Can't Stand You! at LA Moms Blog
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War on X-mas indeed. People need to chill out, get a grip and accept the greetings in the spirit in which they are intended. Of all seasons to get one's knickers in a twist....I mean, really! Great post. Happy Holidays to you, Donna--all of 'em!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on The "War on Christmas" in My Home at LA Moms Blog
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We all go through this--believe me. It will get a little better as the kids get older...at least the interesting part. My kids are 10 and 6 and I still haven't gotten over the fuzzy mommy brain problem. Hang in there. There are lots of us moms out there who are still dying to have a juicy, grown up, intellectually-stimulating, amusing discussion that does not center around the wee ones. (And I'm with you--sometimes baby stuff just gets--yes, i'll say it, too--boring!)
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sorry your experience was so unpleasant. Adopting a homeless pet is an act of mercy and love. However, many rescue organizations will not even allow pets to be adopted at X-mas--it's just too chaotic a time and makes it very hard for both the family and the dog to adjust. Waiting for a quieter time is good advice. Also, there are a few good books out there about adopting rescue dogs--behaviors to look for and temperment tests. If you don't go to the pound, you could also contact a rescue organization; they often have more knowledge about the temperment of the pets they have up for adoption. Finally, you might want to consider adopting a slightly older dog (more than a year old). They are often easier to handle and train...and have outgrown some of their puppy hijinks. I hope, in time, you'll give it another go. Good luck.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on A Trial and Error Holiday at LA Moms Blog
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Oh yeah--the social networking tools bring out the good, the bad and the ugly. Past and present. And it it utterly addictive and impossible to give up.
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Oh yeah--the social networking tools bring out the good, the bad and the ugly. Past and present. And it it utterly addictive and impossible to give up.
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Oh yeah--the social networking tools bring out the good, the bad and the ugly. Past and present. And it it utterly addictive and impossible to give up.
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Wonderful interview--and I can't wait to check out the site with my own 4th grader!
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Moving, inspiring, and, as always, beautifully written. We should all act with such grace.
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Makes sense...if one can stick to it!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on Resolving to be Flexible at LA Moms Blog
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When and if you need to make a change, you'll know it, and you'll do it. Until then, enjoy your wee ones.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on Sleep Easy at LA Moms Blog
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One of the saddest stories ever told....
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on A Christmas story NOT to be told at LA Moms Blog
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Lucia--I'm so with you on this. My husband and I have been anti-SUV for years. You should see how choked our kids' school parking lot is with these unnecessarily large behemoths. I'm not against SUV and truck ownership where it makes sense--say, on a farm or in a rural area or where snow makes passage difficult, but in LA? It's all about ego . . .and not wanting to be crushed on the road by someone else's large ego, oops, I mean vehicle. That said, I did buy a minivan in 2004, certainly not for my ego (the minivan is actually an ego squasher--there's nothing less cool than a minivan), but so I could carpool (which I continue to do to this day). I also made sure I purchased an SLEV (super low emissions vehicle). So, I'm now paying the hefty price tag for gas--but at least I know I'm otherwise minimizing my negative impact on the earth. I wish they would finally come out with a hybrid minivan here in the U.S. (they're available in Japan), but even then, who knows whether ultimately I'd choose to buy one--at least until my old minivan dies. There are, after all, steep environmental costs in the manufacture of new vehicles. . . .Anyhow--great post. Couldn't have said it half so well myself.
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I am in complete agreement with you on "The Giving Tree" and "Guess How Much I Love You." I'd like to add one more bunny to your list, though. I'm talking the mommy bunny in "Runaway Bunny." I'm sorry, but that rodent freaked me out. She's like stalker mommy bunny. Can't she just leave her poor child alone? No wonder he wants to run away! P.S. I'm a children's book fiend, too. I love meeting, as Anne of Green Gables would say, "a kindred spirit."
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2008 on Children's Books I Have Banned at Chicago Moms Blog
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