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Quiet? What Is That?

Quiet?  What Is That?
by Gina Valley

When I became a parent, I knew I was surrendering my right to sleep.  But, somehow, that I was also breaking up with my right to quiet, slipped my mind.

I’m not complaining.

I love the crazy, loud chaos that is our home.  In fact, it kind of freaks me out if it’s too quiet.

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Just 4 More Tools Until That Free Trip To The Emergency Room

Just 4 More Tools Until That Free Trip To The Emergency Room
by Gina Valley

It was such a beautiful day here in Los Angeles today.   It topped out at nearly 80 degrees.  Flip flop and shorts weather.

As I was flipping and flopping into our house after dropping off the pack at school I couldn’t help but notice our front yard is in a less than welcoming state.

Oh The People You’ll Meet!

Oh The People You’ll Meet!

We were in a crowd of nearly 10,000 at an open audition this week that I’d promised I’d take my daughter  to, all day, jammed together like cattle (hence the name “Cattle call”).  We met lots of people.  Most of them were friendly folks filled with good humor and common sense.

Most of them.

Some, well, not so much.

It’s Apparent You’re A Parent If…

It’s Apparent You’re A Parent If…

Is your “parent” showing?

Might be.

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Here’s some indicators to look for.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if you know 6 different ways for a person to turn his teeth blue and only 1 of them involves food coloring.

It’s apparent you’re a parent if you know where the bathroom is located in every retail establishment within 63 miles of your home,

How To Make Rice – More Fun Than The Xbox

How To Make Rice – More Fun Than The Xbox

Once in a while when we order Chinese food The Professor bemoans shelling out the extra cash for steamed rice.  After all, he reasons, we could make some ourselves, and it’d be ready before the order even showed up at our door.  Water, oil, salt, rice – it’s simple, he reasons.

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