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Black Cat Cupcakes (Halloween Baking)

Black Cat Cupcakes (Halloween Baking)

My daughter and I were alone on Saturday. For the whole day. And there wasn’t any nagging about homework to be done or about her room being cleaned up. So she suggested that we bake. Now, I’m not a baker. (Well, lately I’ve been baking bread. That’s not the kind of baking I’m talking about.)...
Wishing My Kids Were Little (Temporarily)

Wishing My Kids Were Little (Temporarily)

We got to the field for my daughter’s flag football practice a little early the other night and she wasn’t ready to get out of the car. So I parked and we sat there together and listened to One Direction on my iPhone. A few minutes before the practice was supposed to start, she got...
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 Baby Turns 13

My Baby Turns 13

My baby turns 13 today. Right now, she’s at her father’s house. She spent the night there. And I’m sitting here waiting for her to wake up and send me a text message so I can pick her up and we can get the day’s festivities started. The festivities include five of her friends coming...
My Watch Is My Handcuff

My Watch Is My Handcuff

Most every night, before I get in to bed, I strap a shackle on to my left wrist.I’ve been doing this to myself for the last nine months. And no, it’s not what you think. Nothing kinky. Nothing erotic. (Oh, how I wish it were that exciting.) No, my vibrating alarm wrist watch is anything...
No Mother’s Day Gifts For Me

No Mother’s Day Gifts For Me

I’m not expecting much from my family on Mother’s Day. There won’t be any gifts. No box of chocolates. No new dishwasher. I don’t expect my husband to buy me flowers or a spa gift certificate. I’m not his mother. His mother passed away seven years ago. He used to buy lobsters and cook them...