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Can the World Not Behave Itself for Five Minutes? Texts You Don’t Want to Get While On Vacation


Why is it when you try to embrace the empty nest, the helicopters appear instead?  Why is it, indeed, any time you try and take a vacash–the world erupts? You and your husband were just in Paris in order to … Continue reading

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SEC for Dummies: a southern Mom’s cliff notes version


If you’re lookin’ for info about the Security and Exchanges commission, this article isn’t for you. This Saturday, Georgia plays LSU in Hot-lanta for the SEC championship.  SEC means we’re talkin’ real, live football.  Football as religion, not sport.  Last … Continue reading

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Blaming Mom


You spent most of the weekend trying to herd your children away from Lee.  Last week, your daughter called from further north to give you a heads-up that although a big, fat depression would be sitting on top of the … Continue reading

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Carpoolin’ with the Devil


Haven’t we all, at one time or another, indeed, carpooled with the devil?  Whether it be for work, play, or school?  You are enjoying one of the few Augusts ever, in the history of time, not to be carpooling, but you still … Continue reading

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TLC = The Loser’s Channel


For years, TLC has been one of your go-to channels.  Although recently, you and your son have nearly finished watching back-to-back seasons of the Office…from a more major network. Watching a series back-to-back is something that you have never done … Continue reading

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Carolina Summer Family Reunion


Time for your annual ‘family of origin’ reunion.  First night’s always a blast from the past.  You five sibs all chip in and get catered food, your brother hosts at his grand beachfront rental–porches with green wooden rockers and a … Continue reading

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Do You ya-HOO! 24/7?


Last week, you asked your daughter if she had a ‘ya-HOO! account. “Mom, why do you always say ya-HOO!?”  “It’s just, Yahoo.” “Well, because when I was growing up, I yelled ‘Ya-HOO!  Mountain Dew!’ along with the commercial.”  And along … Continue reading

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