Category Archives: humor

Who Wants To Go To The Beach?

My kids used to love the beach it.  Love it. We’d pack up the car and drive an hour or two to get to a beautiful beach. They couldn’t wait. And then we moved to a town right at the beach…beaches … Continue reading

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The Worst Punishment Ever

  We’re approaching the end of the summer here in the Northeast, and the kids have been together for approximately seventy days straight. They have swum, rode bikes, looked for starfish, played tag, and jumped on the trampoline…together. They have … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Psycho

The kids and I were about to get off the Maine turnpike after driving three hours in the pouring rain. When I got off at the toll, I realized I was in the wrong lane, so I put my arrow … Continue reading

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What Our Kids Can Learn from Phineas and Ferb

  Like most everything with parenting, the reality of my summer has been proven dramatically different than my (splendid) expectations. Summer has always been my favorite season. I have fond memories of my own childhood: reading books under our backyard … Continue reading

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I’ll take my compliments where I can get ‘em.

I love this kid. I pick up JJ’s 4 y.o. friend for a playdate. He gets in my car. Friend: “Wowwww, WHAT a car! I love it! Me: “Well, thanks. Is it the crumbs?” I mumble, backing up to get … Continue reading

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They say 40 is the new 30. I’m sayin’ it’s not.

The Care and Maintenance of a 40-Year-Old Woman

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A Hotel Night Without Kids is Like…

…being a kid in a hotel. Mr. POTL and I slipped away to New York City for a night for a friend’s fortieth birthday party. There are so many things that are out of place with this sentence. Forty? (I … Continue reading

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