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Yes, I DID Pull a Larry David in the ...

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I’m the self proclaimed “female Larry David”.  So was I being myself or not when I went rogue in the mall parking lot? While there is a lot I’d like to impart to the human race on a daily basis, I don’t tend to act on it. But every once in awhile…some asshat just begs me to give ‘em “what for&# [...]

What My Kids Think I Do When I Blog

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This is what my kids think I do when I blog. They think this is my audience. This is kind of their philosophy on the whole blogging thing. They could be on to something… And this is what they think I nosh on all day while I “play” on my computer. When I started blogging, the reaction from my kids was mostly “That&# [...]

Elton John Ruined My Massage

Elton John Ruined My Massage
The soft, lilting sounds of Chinese flutes fill the room with a calm serenity that is underscored by the gentle aroma of hibiscus flowers and lavender massage oil. My aching frame is splayed out on the massage table waiting for a transformation from tense and tight to loose and slack. I am being transported to a nether world of blue skies, pu [...]

The Songs That Made Me

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Well, I guess you could have guessed that music is my life. Every part of my life is marked with songs that instantly take me back to those moments. I’ve always got a soundtrack in my head. So when my friend Nancy of Midlife Mixtape asked me to be a part of a blog hop to share the songs that made me, I was all in. The current issue of [...]

Too Illegit to Quit: The Search for M...

Part 5
In parts one, two, three, four and five, I shared the revelations of receiving my original birth certificate, my non-identifying information from the adoption agency, and information about my birth parents and their families. I uncovered truths about myself revealed through the pages of in-depth information that I never dreamed would be avail [...]

Too Illegit to Quit: The Search for M...

Part 5-2
In parts one, two, three and four, I shared the revelations of receiving my original birth certificate, my non-identifying information from the adoption agency, and information about my birth parents and their families. I uncovered truths about myself revealed through the pages of in-depth information that I never dreamed would be available t [...]

Too Illegit to Quit: The Search for M...

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In parts one, two and three, I talked about receiving my original birth records and non-identifying information from the adoption agency, the discovery of information about my birth family that gave me huge insight into what makes me tick, the circumstances surrounding why I was given up and the lengths to which my birth mother had to go to k [...]

Healing in the Echoes (A Guest Post b...

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The healing power of music is something I feel strongly about. It’s the thing that’s kept me going throughout my life and my battle with depression. That’s why I’m so very pleased that my dear friend Lizzi Rogers of Considerings offered to share her thoughts on the subject as well as her review of Mandi Castle’s [...]

Too Illegit to Quit: The Search for M...

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In parts one and two, I talked about receiving copies of my original birth certificate and non-identifying information from the adoption agency. You can also read my story about the opening of the Ohio Adoption birth records here. The first paragraph of my birth mother’s files was a description of her vital statistics. It was fascinatin [...]

Too Illegit to Quit: The Search for M...

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In part one, I talked about receiving my birth certificate and learning the name of my birth mother. If you missed it, it’s here. My story about the opening of  Ohio birth records is here.  Considering I’ve waited 50 years for answers I thought I may never get anyway, a month isn’t a very long time to wait. But now that I ha [...]

Too Illegit to Quit – The Searc...

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I am at the dermatologist’s office for a routine check up and a prescription refill when he asks me a medical family history question. I answer it confidently and with certainty. And then I suddenly realize that this is the first time in my life I’ve ever done that. I am 50 years old. A smile comes across my face and my somewhat b [...]

Ashes to Ashes…Lust to Lust: Th...

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So imagine your boyfriend dies in some freak accident. You’re distraught, you’re devastated, you’re…still in need of some action in the hoo-ha region. Because grief. And you’ll most certainly need some relief. A conundrum to be sure. But…what if…some thoughtful, resourceful soul dreamed up a way to gi [...]

Take Your Kids to Work Day: Go Ahead&...

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  Today is Take Your Kids to Work Day. What a great idea!  It’s an opportunity for our children to see what their hard working parents do for a living; a chance for them to get a firsthand sneak peek at the work environment up close and personal.  If this existed when we were kids, I might have been spared years languishing in veal fee [...]

Book Review: Jim Gaffigan’s Dad...

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The comedy of Jim Gaffigan is all American, all family, all funny. Keeping it in the family by co-writing with his wife, Jeannie, the Gaffigans give us a glimpse into their chaotic, yet loving family life in an apartment in New York City with five – yes – five children! Gaffigan brings his A game to parenting as he expounds on eve [...]

Living With Boys Stinks. Literally.

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I live in a household full of boys with only a cat and dog to commiserate with. Which is fine. Mostly. After all, I’ve been in rock bands with boys – stinky, foul mouthed, messy boys – for most of my adult life.  I’m not saying I can’t be stinky and foul mouthed with the best of them.  But when it comes to a few [...]

The BiGGER Book of Parenting Tweets i...

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Today is the day!!! Almost 400 tweets from over 50 of the funniest parents on Twitter is being unleashed on an unsuspecting public. And they’re in for a tweet treat. I’m proud to be a contributor to the follow-up to the best selling volume one from Kate Hall of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine With My Morning Coffee and Hall of [...]

Mental Illness IS a Laughing Matter

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Wait, before you tell me I’m a sick, sadistic jerk for laughing at mental illness, let me explain. What I’m talking about is the very real fact that humor and laughter is probably the most common and effective coping mechanism there is when it comes to dealing with mental illness. And I think we can all agree it’s a whole lo [...]

Passive Aggressive Poetry: Thank You ...

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In this vast world of humanity, there is a phenomenon known as the one-sided relationship. One individual gives and gives and gives, while the other takes and takes and takes. Or, he/she will give occasionally just to make it look like they’re not a complete asshole. You know what I’m talking about, right? They only call you when [...]

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