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A Tale of Two Siblings

Fairness is the word of the day.  I have two kids that could not be more different.  Taking the gender difference out of it: their personalities, interests, and even their food preferences are exact opposites.  The older they are getting, the more my daughter is pointing out how I treat them differently. Brooke is so social, and Ricky is, well, not.  He is a homebody and doesn’t care to call a friend, or set up some sort of hang-out.  I often feel so proud of …

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Serious Protagonist Envy

I realize through the different movies, Netflix series, and books I have been reading, I have some severe female protagonist envy. This feeling has really put “penis envy” into perspective for me, and I feel like I understand now, guys, where that comes from. You can feel like you need to draw your power from your appendage; I get it!  If you are slightly lacking in that department, it makes you feel insecure.  You step up to a urinal, you think you are slightly below …

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Getting Schooled

Right now, I am not my kids’ favorite person, and I am completely fine with that!  I realized how little my kids grasp basic school concepts! We started this week celebrating a major win from Ricky; he received the Presidential Academic Achievement Award.  Woohoo!  We called grandparents and aunts and uncles to show off the stamped signature of President Trump at the bottom of the certificate and the pin that came with it.  Ricky himself couldn’t believe it, and his first thought was, “Really? But …

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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Ugh, so emo, so dramatic, so completely not the way I like to think of myself, but I am going to be brutally honest with you, I’m depressed.  Why?  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, I have about 6 rosebuds outside my front door ready to bloom in a couple days, which I absolutely love, and yet I am truly, utterly, deeply in the dumps. Yuck!  Sure, part of it is the same as you, Some Good News by John Krasinski has officially …

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Summer Is Coming

Yup, I just changed the infamous Game Of Thrones tagline to dramatically announce the arrival of summer.  NORMALLY my only concern, although a big one, is trying to figure out how I’m going to get through the summer without wearing a pair of shorts while not looking like a freak.  Shorts have been a distant memory since the appearance of cellulite on my thighs and the purpetial starvation of my crotch as it always seems to be eating the inside of my shorts to create …

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These are my Confessions

We need to start this off with your mind in the same space as mine, so if you didn’t instantly hear Usher, Confessions Part II, in your mind when you read my title, please click on the link to get that sweet voice singing in your ears so we can be on the same page here.  Although, to be clear this isn’t some sort of illegitimate child/baby daddy pop up out of the blue situation.  The perk of being a woman, anything that comes out …

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Advice I CAN Give My Daughter

Brooke, my daughter, received devastating news.  She is in dance, and they just received their evaluations which places them in their classes for next fall.  Brooke’s best friends in her class all got level 3’s and she got a level 2. She was crushed.  The sobbing coming from her little body just broke my heart.  In the flash of being with her for 5 minutes I went from angry mom who wanted to burn her studio down while filling out every bad review possible, to …

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Fakin It With Zoom

If you were to send me a zoom invite, and force me to turn on a camera into my little world, let me tell you what you would see; some fake ass shit!  Zoom to me is the stuffed bra of our new COVID lives.  If you really tried to see what’s under the shirt, all tissue! I set up my computer at my kitchen table, which is in the back corner of the room. It makes it so much easier for me to make …

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To All Those I’ve Loved Before COVID-19

I don’t know about you, but I am missing the shit out of my normal life.  Like COME ON ALREADY! I feel like, for everyone, there are about 50 shades of handling the “stay at home order” depending on how strictly you are following this.  In the Lieberstein household we are in a pretty severe lock down.  I don’t have anyone with a compromised immune system, just a feeling that we typically have the worst kind of luck.  Like I would be the one bitch …

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Stop “should-ing” All Over Yourself

I don’t know about you, but throughout the day I find myself in a complete “should” storm.  I should be focused more on work, I should be focused more on the kids and their e-learning, I should have more patience, I should learn to sew, I should get up early to run, I shouldn’t have eaten pizza for lunch: and the list of “should” could go on forever. I have a feeling I’m not alone, so let’s agree to take our steaming piles of “should” …