This doesn't usually happen around these parts…Part 2

Continued – in which Little IT and I are getting ready to be interviewed by “Inside Edition” about the Hannah Montana ticket controversy…  12:17 – run downstairs to babysitter.  Explain situation.  Explain that I need her to help me get …

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This doesn't usually happen around these parts…

How was your weekend?  Odds are, you didn’t find yourself recovering from the kind of Friday that I experienced…let me take you through it, moment by moment.  5:50a – IT Boy wakes up.  Again.  He’s already in bed with us, after waking the …

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Giving thanks

I was thumbing through a bunch of books in an airport bookstore the other day at the end of a business trip and I came across a book called, Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You …

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The things people say

A co-worker just pointed me to his wife’s blog.  Mrs has the name of Christine, and her blog chronicles her life as a mom of triplets.  Which is enough to make her an IT Girl in my book, but that’s another …

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Old school vs. new

Anyone with a daughter aged 6-12 knows how popular Hannah Montana is.  Recently, Hannah/Miley Cyrus concert dates were announced.  Many parents of my daughter’s friends were all abuzz about getting tickets, planning which date was best, figuring out what venues …

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In da club

There’s this new trend that is disturbing me greatly.  Each time, it seems, that tickets for a concert I am interested in are getting ready to go on sale, there’s a “presale” for members of the artist’s faux fan club.  Most of …

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What I learned on my September vacation

I just returned from a week at Walt Disney World.  I went with both kids and my mother.  The husband stayed at home.  I felt that I learned a lot from this vacation, and I wanted to share it with …

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There's no Alice Cooper song for this occasion

For most, school is already back in session or soon to be.  My 3rd grader (where did the time go?  Didn’t she start preschool, like, yesterday??) has her first day tomorrow.  A new school year means many things.  For parents, …

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Math Doesn't Suck

Or so says this new book from the chick who played Winnie on The Wonder Years. I love the idea of a book targeted at middle school girls who are just heading into that “math is hard, so why bother?” phase. …

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Facebook lessons for parents

Our local NBC affliate had a segment on the other day giving parents an overview of Facebook and tips on how to and how not to use it.  Even though the reporters were probably not that much older than me …

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Mattel Mea Culpa

Bob Eckert the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Mattel posts this video apology for the recall of the millions of toys that could have been tainted by lead paint or have magnets that fall out and present as a …

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Late for work

Today, I was slightly late for work because I overslept.  Luckily, I work from home two days a week, so my commute involved me walking downstairs to get some tea and then locking myself into the guest room to start my …

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