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Snuggly kids are the best! Mine don't snuggle often, but those few moments are so precious. Noah is such a cutie!

1 year, 8 months ago on Our Life of Pi Moment

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You are such a fun dad. :) Love it. And Noah is super cute.

1 year, 8 months ago on Blink, and You Take a Nap

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That was me. For years I endured bullying, sinking into depression and self-loathing. I was called too many names to remember, but most of them stuck in my mind. I still have body image problems, even as a married woman and a mother. And even though I hate to admit it, it still hurts.

1 year, 9 months ago on The Bullies Called Me Pork Chop

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I keep a blog, but it's mostly about my family. http://kissofthephoenix.blogspot.com. I'd love to get more into blogging, though...I just don't really know what I'm doing.

I check SDL daily and mitchmayne.blogspot.com, and then my relatives' blogs when they pop up in my feed with a new post.

1 year, 9 months ago on 100 Things I Never Expected to Learn About Blogging

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I almost drowned on a trip to Hawaii with my husband and a couple of friends. We were snorkeling in a cove, which I had never done before, but I'm a decent swimmer, so we weren't worried about it. A wave came in and I got water in my tube, which I then breathed in. I had no CLUE what to do, because my husband hadn't told me it could happen. So I popped straight up in the water, starting to panic, trying to breath through the dang tube, which by now, since it's a curved tube, was actually down in the water. I was sucking in more water and started really freaking out. My husband noticed the freakage, and his lifesaving training from scouts kicked in. Fortunately, when he came to my rescue, I was still able to remember not to push him under.

Obviously, I didn't drown. But that was quite probably the single most terrifying experience of my life. Trooper that I am, a couple days later he took me to a very quiet lagoon and had me practice blowing the water out of the snorkel to clear the tube. :) Once I mastered that skill, back to the cove we went, and we got to swim with a few sea turtles. And there were no more near-drowning incidents.

1 year, 10 months ago on Choking on the Expressway

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That's fantastic!

1 year, 10 months ago on A Score to be Settled

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I'm sorry, Dan. My husband and I AND our youngest were all sick over the weekend, with several hours of violent vomiting. I feel your pain. Fortunately we're mostly better today. :( Sorry about your iPad.

1 year, 10 months ago on Worth a Thousand Words

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I can't wait to make this. For reals. But, maybe, like, half a batch. Or a quarter batch. After all, it's just me and my hubby and 2 kids....I don't know that we'd eat THAT much.

On second thought, we probably would. But then we'd have trouble fitting through doorways and the like. Worth it? Every bite.

1 year, 10 months ago on Nana’s “Reset Yer Day” Rice Pudding

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My mouth is still watering at the prospect of rice pudding, and I'm getting desperate enough to search Pinterest. :D 

1 year, 10 months ago on The Rice Pudding Incident

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@Single Dad Laughing Is it bad that I can't stop checking to see if it's up yet? I'm starting to drool buckets just thinking about it. :D

1 year, 10 months ago on The Rice Pudding Incident

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@SandiJones1 Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. Sounds like you could use an extra large helping of rice pudding!

1 year, 10 months ago on The Rice Pudding Incident

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I would have burst into tears. Usually I can take a joke with the best of them, but...that was just really bad timing. And as infuriating as it is, I usually cry when I'm angry. Which makes me more angry.

1 year, 10 months ago on The Rice Pudding Incident

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@Single Dad Laughing  Oh my heavens, yes please. I've had pretty much nothing but crap days lately, and rice pudding really would make it all better.

1 year, 10 months ago on The Rice Pudding Incident

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What a great way to handle that! It can be SO hard not to react harshly, but you did a great job. Letting Noah lead the conversation made it more manageable for him, and allowed him to work through it, rather than having your perspective forced on him. Way to go, Dan!

1 year, 11 months ago on Coming Out to My Child

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I keep cracking up reading your posts. Like, uncontrollably. The upside? My 6-month-old thinks my laughing is hilarious, so I'm reading your posts to a soundtrack of baby giggles. Must....read....more.....

2 years, 4 months ago on T-shirt Infinity Scarf

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Just found your site. This post almost had me peeing myself laughing. Especially the last part.I think I love you. 

2 years, 4 months ago on Deviled Chicks

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