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This is what I grew up with, people.


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Fair warning: This post has nothing to do with children, unless you include me, as I am a child of my mother, whom this post is about. (You got all that?)

My mother was speaking recently with her friend, “Joan”, who is the editor of the local newspaper. “Joan” intends to publish a review of my mom’s book, Around the World in 80 Years, about her father’s many amazing adventures at sea.

In the course of their conversation, Joan mentioned that it’s difficult to keep reporters on staff for long periods of time because of her inability to pay them well. My mom suggested that, as Joan is married to a doctor, she could offer her employees free medical care.

“Do you know what kind of doctor my husband is?” Joan asked.

“No. . .” answered my mother. Read the rest of this entry

Now that’s desperation

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My five-year-old drew me a picture depicting flowers, princesses, and heart-shaped balloons. Below them was a whole lotta brown. I asked, “Is that dirt?” She replied, “No, that’s a puddle of Read the rest of this entry

I don’t think that’s how that quote is meant to be used


On the first day of summer break, my six-year-old son said, “If you love something, you have to let it go… so I guess Read the rest of this entry

Who needs med school? Become a mom!


My baby girl had a strange, red, raw area on the back of her neck. When it didn’t go away after a couple of days, I took her to the doctor. After a multitude of exams, including x-rays, the doctor said, “I have no idea what it is, but she seems to be okay.”  A few days later I discovered the source of this strange malady. Read the rest of this entry