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Taking Back Tuesday #’s 8 and Niner: See you after I crush the GRE

I’ve decided my brain and my mental well-being can only hack so much.   I’ll be “Taking Back” this Tuesday and next by studying for the GRE.  I’ll look forward to sharing my experience with you when I return to momsaidwhat on … Continue reading

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Taking Back Tuesday #7: Mastering Middle School Math

It’s Tuesday, Readers, and I’m taking back Humpday Eve by doing something reeeeeeeaaaaally wild and crazy…I’m studying basic math. A few months back I took the first step toward enrolling in a PhD program by registering for the GRE exam.  Step number two … Continue reading

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Did Something Crawl Under There and Die?

Something died in my car.  Now I just have to find it. I opened my car door this morning to put the baby in his carseat when I was hit in the face by hot, moist death.  It was that bad.  … Continue reading

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Taking Back Tuesday #6: Having an Ugly Cry

I’m not exactly sure what my problem is today, but I just want to have a good, hard cry today.  Not necessarily because I’m sad about one particular thing or another, just feeling completely overwhelmed, frustrated, and a tad bit … Continue reading

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Mondays with the Working Mom: Aunt Dot Speaks

It’s funny how when you least expect it, you hear a voice from the past that sets your mind straight and puts it all in perspective.  On Monday mornings, I let my mind wander wherever it pleases during my dreaded … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Tribute to “the Captain”

My mom, the Captain, has repeatedly cancelled Mother’s Day do to the thoughtless actions of her ungrateful children.  The years that she actually permits the observance of the blessed day are usually, by coincidence, the years that Mother’s Day falls on my dad, Mr. Wonderful’s, … Continue reading

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From the Archives….My Brother is my Mom’s Favorite Child

On the cusp of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d re-post last year’s reflections on the sacred day.  Tomorrow I’ll share with you the new ways I will be canonizing the Captain in honor of the blessed event this Sunday.  Be … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem, Schmelf-Esteem

You know I named this blog “momsaidwhat” as a nod to my mom, the Captain, who is quite possibly the most straightforward, straight shootin’ human being I have ever encountered. She can’t lie. When she tries to sugarcoat or tactfully dress up her honest … Continue reading

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Taking Back Tuesday #5: Singing in the Rain

Ever notice the magnetic draw that a puddle of water has on a child?  It’s as if they have absolutely no bodily control over their little legs when they’re in any proximity to a puddle; like they’ve been possessed by … Continue reading

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Nothing Wrong with Getting Yourself a Nice College Degree

On Mondays, I write about whatever pops into my head during the dreaded first commute of the week.  Today, the entirety of my morning commute was wrapped in a goofy, ear to ear grin.  Smiling away like a Cheshire cat. … Continue reading

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