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You can keep your bag-o-crap.

Um, no thanks. Really. Dear Parents of Every Child We Know, Thanks again for inviting us to celebrate the miraculous birth of your child. We are sure we will enjoy the [please choose] bouncy house/pony rides/hired magician /Wiggles cover band! As the party date draws near, I was wondering if we might make [...]

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WIN MY NEW NOVEL!!!

This post originally appeared on ChickLitCentral. Click the link to enter the giveaway! Life Imitating Art Imitating Life For many, many years I wrote nonfiction exclusively. I’d tell tales about my husband and my kids and my life, and my friends and family were incredibly supportive. At least at first. Then one day I wrote [...]

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A whole entire book for less than the price of a latte!

If you're pregnant, thinking about maybe trying to get pregnant, or have already gone and gotten yourself knocked up, you need THE PARENT TRIP: FROM HIGH HEELS AND PARTIES TO HIGHCHAIRS AND POTTIES! (You do. You really do.) Don't just take my word for it... here's what some other fabulous folks have to say [...]

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A(nother) Letter to My Children’s Stepmom

So there’s this syrupy “letter to my daughter’s stepmom” making the internet rounds that I feel compelled to address. In it, the mom tells her ex-husband’s new wife how beautiful, loving and kind she is; how lucky “they” all are to have her in their lives. “You’ve accepted our daughter from the very start and have unconditionally loved [...]

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KICK ASS OLIVE CHICKEN

So when your friend the BESTSELLING AUTHOR and all around awesome chick Allison Winn Scotch asks you for your best easy recipe and wants a link to it, what else are you going to do but drop it in your blog? (That's a rhetorical question, in the event you are far smarter than I am and have [...]

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Treat Him Like a Dog (and other tips for marital bliss)

You smile at strangers on the street, praise your kids for every scribbled stick person they draw and fawn over your mutt for lifting a lousy paw. Think your partner wouldn't like a piece of that action? Think again. I know, you're already giving 'til it hurts. Or are you? Here, 8 people/things your husband wouldn’t mind trading places [...]

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Six Fantasy Camps I Wish Existed (Outside of My Mind)

When I was a kid and summer rolled around, my parents’ “plans” for me could be summed up in one concise sentence: “Go outside and play.” But because I’m a failure as a mother and my kids would drive me to drink (more) and I’d get no work done at all and we’d wind up on [...]

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I dedicate my new book to YOU!

Well, if you come up with the perfect title, that is. Here's the deal... I wrote a novel! It's really fun*! I like the title (Pretty Much Screwed) but think maybe YOU CRAZY PEOPLE can do better! If you come up with the winning title, I will dedicate the whole damned thing to you. I [...]

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THE SNARK REPORT: Man Denies Ever Admitting He Was Wrong

    BROADVILLE, MD - When Carolyn and Richard Little of Broadville, MD, finally saved enough money to buy a 47” Sony flat screen TV, you’d think they would have rushed to put it to good use. Instead, it sat in the garage for three months before they could agree on where they would hang [...]

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April Fools Can SUCK IT.

Tonight my kids were all fired up talking about all of the fun April Fools pranks their friends at school were bragging about playing on their families. “We want to do that!” they shouted. “It’s so awesome!” “I hate April Fools,” I told them. It’s true. I also hate Halloween and Disney Land and TV [...]

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