The Only Country Club Member on Food Stamps

Hey! If you haven’t been following along at home, I have a podcast now! Yes, yes I do. And I just posted my 7th Episode entitled The Only Country Club Member on Food Stamps, the Story of Madge. Click below and have a listen! Funny, inspiring, a little sad, a little sex, and of course

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Does Joy Only Originate From Our Loins?

I wish I was romantic.  Not necessarily in relationships but in life.  Ya’ know like those in love with life people?  Would I feel better if I did? Ya’ know what I mean, it’s like people who post stuff like this on Facebook: Or this Or this And then like all their friends leave all

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Sports Moms I'd Like to Take a Meat Cleaver To…

I am proud to announce that my 16 year old daughter just made the varsity soccer team at her high school.  And I might add, it is the same all girls Catholic high school that soccer superstar Abby Wambach played for!  A fine soccer tradition, indeed.  I’m so proud! Which brings me to a subject

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National Lampoon's Vacation Was Pretty Much Spot On

Taking a little trip tomorrow, going down to Pittsburgh for my niece’s high school graduation party.  About a 4 hour drive.  Yea, this is about the closest my kids will come to a summer vacation this year… a weekend in Pittsburgh, woot!  I can’t even imagine taking a week and going somewhere and staying in

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Untold Freak Hipster Shenanigans of Madge…

I have a new little guilty pleasure.  Every Monday night I sit down and watch “The Carrie Diaries” with my two teenage daughters.  You know it’s that sort of pre-Sex and the City “Carrie Bradshaw – The Wonder Years” kind of thing.  Her in her teens in 1984.  The girls like it because it involves

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Single Mom Success Without Being on the Pole

All right, I never do contests but I’m determined to win this one, because as Kanye said, “Madge is the best single mom of all time… all time!” (drops mic) What does winning this contest mean?  Nothing really.  But it will pimp my blog out and more people will see it and hopefully I will

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Mo' College, Mo' Money

Simple question today… If you are a parent, who should pay for college? As you all know I have a son who is a Freshman at NYU.  Luckily he is wicked smart and got lots of scholarships.  The leftover is paid with loans.  Loans that he will pay after he gets out of school and

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I Got Yer Turkey Right Here…

This is my cliche’ Thanksgiving blog.  Just puttin’ that out there… It’s a little sappy/drab, if you want funnier/snarkier go to my next blog  “Hello, I Loathe You – Being Friendly to People You Can’t Stand” I’m sitting here waiting for my son to get off the train from New York City.  This is the

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Six (or so) Easy Steps to Taming Your Feral Child

In doing some research for my blog and it’s new direction, I came across a whole bunch of blogs written by Moms.  However, most blogs are written by happy stay-at-hom moms with small children and talk about crafts and their latest trip to Disney and poopy diapers.  That ain’t me.  I’m past that phase.  I’m

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