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Random thoughts on my 40th birthday

Random thoughts on my 40th birthday

Holy crap, on Sunday I’m going to be 40.  How did that happen?  Seriously. I can barely believe it’s 2014. It still sounds like a year in the future of flying cars and robots.  Actually, I’m kind of happy that cars don’t fly.  Have you seen the way people drive?  Merging still baffles 90%...

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Surreal Housewife of Amador County
Talkative or Silent: Which Kid Do You Prefer?

Recently, on Geniusbook, a friend of mine groused about her teenager, who seems to be perpetually on mute. She can’t get a word out of him. The responses to her post were split pretty evenly when it came to what’s worse: verbal diarrhea or the silent treatment. Some moms complained of constant chatter and...

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Super soaker

#100HappyDays: Super soaker

Puttering around my front yard tomato pots, I heard Mr. T turn the corner and holler something like, "You're going to like this..."Little did I know how much.Having just cut a coffin-sized hole in the ceiling of our garage, T needed my assistance. I fi...

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MidLifeBloggers
What We Do For Bikini Season: Stuck

May 30, 2014

The funniest person I know is my friend, Jessica Bern, of BernThis. She’s not just chuckle ha-ha funny; she is the real deal: a standup comedian and actress who now has a production company Two Funny Brains, producing female-centric videos. Stuck, starring Christine Lakin, is part of the “Female Moments” series: “Every .0000013 seconds there is a...

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renegade mothering
39 weeks pregnant…and crazy happened

39 weeks pregnant…and crazy happened

The other day, I looked in the mirror as I was getting in the shower and I saw myself, 39 weeks pregnant, huge and round. I saw breasts nearly resting on an enormous belly. I saw the stripes racing down its curve. I saw the layer of fat beneath the belly, the hips. I saw...

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Surreal Housewife of Amador County
The Ultimate Diet Plan: Do Nothing

Doing nothing is not only not exhausting, but, as luck would have it, calorie-burning. Check out this data from ScientificAmerican.com:
Although the average adult human brain weighs about 1.4 kilograms, only 2% of total body weight, it demands 20% of our resting metabolic rate (RMR)—the total amount of energy our bodies expend in one very lazy day...

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Chronicles of Nothing
Five money saving tips for your wedding (that could save your sanity too)

Five money saving tips for your wedding (that could save your sanity too)

Congratulations! You are engaged! Now begins the fun of planning the marital celebration. It can be overwhelming, and you’ll probably get stressed out, so I’ve come up with five money saving tips for planning your wedding. Money saving tips for weddings #1: Make a plan and a calendar Chart out what you need to...

Chronicles of Nothing
Don’t Panic. It’s Towel Day.

Don’t Panic. It’s Towel Day.

May 25th is Towel Day. If you’ve read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books, you are familiar with Douglas Adams and his brand of humor. It’s random yet insightful. Why Towel Day? In the Hitchhiker books, a towel is very important to the travelers. Not only can it dry you, but it can...

The Girl With Moxie
Throwback Thursday: Permed Hair & Cybill Shepherd

For the last week, I have been watching “Cybill” on Hulu. This mid-90s sitcom starred a post-Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, and was similar to the British sitcom “Absolutely Fabulous” in that the two lead female characters were best friends who drank … Continue reading

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The Girl With Moxie
Games People Play

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, the six-sided, three-dimensional puzzle that was the bane of many a Generation X’er back in the 80s. It got me thinking about all the games I grew up with and the … Continue reading

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