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bagit_binit.jpgPlease do not flush anything but toilet paper down the toilet.

I see this sign and signs like it everywhere. I should probably hang them up in my bathrooms at home.

You know when you reach for the toilet paper and there’s none there?

But instead of running upstairs, where you store the toilet paper, you just run to the kitchen and tear off a piece of the paper towel roll?

And you rationalize putting it down the toilet because, well, it’s just one piece of a paper towel and how bad could it be to flush it down the toilet?

(Hypothetically speaking, of course, because I have never done this, especially not last Friday morning.) (more…)

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(You can find Lessons #1 through 7 in the 10 QUICK RULES FOR RAISING DAUGHTERS WHO WANT YOU IN THEIR LIVES AS KIDS, TEENAGERS and ADULTS series here.)

LESSON #8: HUMOR IS EVERYTHING

“Jane, you ignorant slut.”

Something I say often and emphatically to my daughter, Jane. And I’ve been saying it for years.

Why?

Because it’s funny. (more…)

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Kissy, kissy! I (Jane) found these two cute pictures of Mom and I showin’ the love.

This first one is from the summer of 1983, on the back deck of my childhood home. I am loving that little jumper I have on. I wonder if I can get one in my size now.

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This picture was taken in the fall of 1984, also in the backyard of my childhood home (you can see I was holding on to the swingset).  If only I could still get my hair to be that blonde naturally!

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As many of you know, Jane, her husband Steve, and their beautiful 5-year-old “baby-girl” Black Lab Ryder suffered a heartbreaking loss this past summer when their beautiful 6-year-old “big-boy” Rhodesian Ridgeback mix Bismarck passed away. (more…)

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These two pictures are both from back in the Fall of 1985. The first one is of me (Jane) and Mom and the second is of Audrey and Dad.

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Once again, how cool is that new Throwback Thursday button (above) that Dawn made for us? Click on it (it’ll be on our sidebar) and it will bring you directly to previous Throwback Thursday posts. Let’s hear it for cool friends!

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Dear Britney,

I consider myself a pretty easy-going type woman. I’m not offended by much in this world. I’m pretty lax when it comes to a lot of things. I’m a prude by no means. I even drop the frequent occasional swear here and there. (more…)

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Researching and writing our Pinks & Blues feature recommendation for Hanes, which appears today in the lucky kid category of our Pinks & Blues website, reminded me of a lucky kid day in my life. A day a long time ago. Here goes. (more…)

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