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Change 10 Lives In 10 Days

Change 10 Lives In 10 Days

I love my showers. When I have time, on the days that I’m not a Dirty Mommy, my showers are warm and lengthy. I shave, exfoliate, shampoo and condition. I luxuriate in the water. It’s soothing and for a few minutes it lets me forget all the other things I have to do that day....

My Towels Are A Dingleberry-Free Zone

Mine, mine and his Three towels hang in a row on my bathroom wall. They hang there in the same order that they’ve been in for the last five years, ever since I married my second husband, the love of my life, who I recently learned, knows me a lot better than I thought he...

Domestic Affections

It’s been a decade since I moved in to my house. I was 33, 8 months pregnant with my second child and still married to my first husband. Now, I’m 43, have been divorced and re-married, am a mother of two and stepmother of one. Along with just getting older, that’s a lot of change....

A Chicken In Every Takeout Box

The effects of the downturn in the economy are far-reaching, sending me way deep in to my kitchen in a way I never even saw coming. And I’m not really happy about it. But I’m managing. My kids, 10 and 12 years old, started back to school on Tuesday and, after a summer in which...

A Tribute To My 1 Cup Pyrex Measuring Cup

Oh 1 cup Pyrex measuring cup, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… First thing in the morning, I use you to heat up not just one but two cups of 2% milk for the kids’ hot chocolate. The kids get up at different times so your 1 cup size is perfect....

Jelly Doughnuts

A few months ago, my sister-in-law sent me a pair of Hanna Andersson pajamas. She does things like this when she finds an item that she really, really loves. She’ll send me my own version. And she has the best taste of anyone I know. Honestly. (MG, you come in a close second but you’re...