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Free Swag Prompted this Post

Nobody had ever offered me a farting elephant before. Not a real elephant. I wouldn’t know where to keep one of those, though perhaps it would keep the bears out of our garbage cans, which would be nice. No, this was a toy farting elephant, a “Phartephant,” which, the PR person who offered it to […]

Puppies, Rainbows and Wonderful News

“It’s scan day. Puppies and rainbows,” I e-mailed to my writer friends, asking them for “Zen for Jen.” They replied by adding even more happy thoughts to the list.

Here's Your Cookie. Now Go Home.

At my in-laws’ house, however, dessert is an event.

Stalking the Middle School Bus

I can only imagine what the 7th and 8th graders would have said to him if I had. “Did your Mommy pack your glue sticks and pencil case?” And that’s no way to start middle school.

It's September. Shoot Me from a Cannon.

September always makes me feel like I’ve been shot out of a canon.

5 Reasons It's Time for School to Start

“Quit it!” “Moooooooom!” “Did not!” “Did too!” “He started it!”

I'd Rather Art than Fart

By the time we were listening to Chopin while driving across the George Washington Bridge, I realized I’d done something right for my son. Just the night before, I had a mini-van full of sweaty soccer players sharing stories of and having to do with the toilet. This, I knew. This, I grew up with, […]

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