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2017’s Anti-cation: One Week Down and One Week To Go

To say this year’s family road trip started off a bit rocky would be a major bullshit understatement.  Feel free to brief yourselves on that fiasco as well as our 27 hour drive from East to West with four small kids in tow. HERE  and HERE. Regardless of the many bumps in the 1700 mile […]

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Why I Don’t Prefer To “Count My Blessings”

I was strolling through the garden shop the other day when a kindly Grandma stopped to chat with me. Ok.  It didn’t exactly go like that. I was chasing my wild, unruly three year old twins down the garden aisle as they ripped flowers and leaves from any plant within their reach, sweat dripping down […]

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The Continuation of The Great Anti-cation of 2017

Well it is Monday now and we are just leaving Lamar, Colorado. Nothing to see here guys… In fact that has been the story for the last 24 hours.  Nothing much to see.  We left St. Louis and continued driving west.  For awhile there it was looking pretty good.  We stopped in Lawrence, Kansas home […]

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Thus Begins Another Anti-Cation

Last fall the hubs and I began to plan an epic family vacation, really his dream vacation.  We rented a 38 foot RV and planned to drive across the USA.  We thought it a genius plan to load up our four small kids and an ill behaved fur beast and set out to see the […]

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Norway Says Bye Bye Burquas

Norway will likely become the first Nordic country to ban burquas in the upcoming months.  The trend of banning the facial veils is not a new move by European countries as France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have already imposed such mandates in recent history.  The burqua is a traditional Islamic […]

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I Bought My Kid A Hatchimal and Now I Hate Myself

You parents know them… Hatchimals. AKA The brightly colored assholes that drove moms to fifty shades of crazy during the 2016 holiday season. You couldn’t get your hands on them… If you did snag one, it cost you your mortgage as well as your soul… People who ended up with less than perfect Hatchimals lost […]

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Calling All Potty Training Moms! Check Out Dry Like Me

We are approaching the end of an era here in the McCarthy house. Yep. The days of diapering are coming to a close. After ten years the twins are almost there… almost. The twinnies can stay dry during daytime hours for the most part but nighttime is a whole other ball of wax. We have […]

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Germany Denies Parents A Sliver of Peace

I recently came across this headline while browsing my newsfeed and knew that I had to sort out the “whys” of this one.  Here it is: German court denies mother access to dead daughter’s FB data Well this one is bound to tug at the heartstrings a bit. Back in 2012 a German girl stepped […]

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Pretty Sure I Just Created The Best Workout Ever… The “Bar-Burn”

I think I have found a way to do the unthinkable. What if… What if you could go drinking at the bar and lose weight, like truly come out on top instead of feeling like a bloated whale the next morning? My genius (and yes slightly warped mom brain) has figured out a way to […]

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I Can’t Feel My Vagina, but It’s Not What You Think

I’ve been running lobbing a few miles on the treadmill a few days a week and I don’t think I have lost a single pound.  It’s probably due to the fact that  when I start to feel the burn I slow down, because I suck at exercise. I am one of those women who needs the […]

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