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More from Head Start

I sent another email this morning to the big wigs at Head Start. Once again there was no one in my daughter's classroom at 7:30. Once again I had to wait, and once again I was late to work. I emailed the Head Start director, describing how since the dismissal of Spot, there hasn't been a teacher… Continue reading More from Head Start

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Marley Mantra

Check out  Swap Mamas on Examiner.Com ______________________________________________________ This week for our parenting class homework we have to fill out two thought bubbles. The first one contains all the negative thoughts that go through our heads when our child is misbehaving. Here's an example of what goes through my head when LB is throwing a tantrum: "OMG… Continue reading Marley Mantra

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Smoker’s cough

Last night was bad. LB hacked and coughed and moaned and groaned all evening. We snuggled up and watched Finding Nemo, while sipping chicken soup. Since so many 2-year-olds have OD'd on Dimeatap in the previous years, I bought some organic "all natural" cough syrup at the health food store. Its basically all honey with… Continue reading Smoker’s cough

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The Knocked Up Effect

 So, I thought I wasn't going to get this gig due to my being 500+ miles away from Denver, but apparently, they can list any Colorado-based Examiner under Denver. So now I will be writing ANOTHER blog, on top of this one and this one. I also submitted my formal complaint to Head Start this… Continue reading The Knocked Up Effect

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Spot

You all remember "Spot" right? Click here to or Here  refresh your memory. Its kind of a running joke between us, the whole "Spot" thing. He actually signs her daily sheets with "Spot" instead of his real name. He's been LB's teacher at her daycare for almost a year now. She runs to hug him in… Continue reading Spot

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Single mom dreams

I've been taking Tylenol PM at night so I can endure the Strep Throat and get some rest.  Consequently, my dreams have been kooky. I had this one about 2 days ago, so the details are a little fuzzy: I dreamed something in my house broke, and my landlord called a handyman to fix it.… Continue reading Single mom dreams

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Words of Wisdom

Do not let yourself be bothered with the inconsequential. One only has so much time in this world, so devote it to the work and the people most important to you, to those you love and things that matter. One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn't really like or doing things when… Continue reading Words of Wisdom

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Sick as a dog

I didn't go to work today. Instead I got diagnosed with Strep Throat, and spent the day popping antibiotics and ibuprofen while cold sweating on the couch. LB's cough is still pretty rank, and last week, yours truly got suckered into entering her in a photo contest. Yes, we have an appointment with a real photographer… Continue reading Sick as a dog

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News & Advice

Good News! It looks like LB may still qualify for Head Start! They base eligibility on last year's taxes, and I didn't start my new job until January, so I still fall within the Po' White trash guidelines. That means no moving her to the more expensive, but closer ( literally, downstairs) daycare. No filing another… Continue reading News & Advice

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Whimsical Word Vomit

Going to my parenting class is like going to therapy. I don't know why, but I go into full-on word vomit mode. Things just start pouring out.  At least no one has cried yet. There's also free food, which is good in a bad way. Three nights out of the week I don't have to cook… Continue reading Whimsical Word Vomit