Category Archives: Original Fake

School friends! Back-to-school BOOK GIVEAWAYS!

  Like it or not, summer is over.  Some school folks are YAAAAAAAAAAAY, some folks are BOOOOOOOOOOO, and some folks are, “Well, my favorite parts of school are students, reading books, and listening to music in my office.” Or maybe … Continue reading

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Mom IRL, kid on the page

***This post may make no sense to anyone but me. And yes, my kid knows I wrote it.  He’s letting me post it because, and I quote, “No one reads your blog anyway.”  Fair enough. In real life, I’m the … Continue reading

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“Success:” a pep talk

    I really dislike the word “success.”  I am super not interested in having people measure my “success,” but it happens ALL THE TIME–it’s a service society offers for free, bless its heart. Of course, when you’re busting your … Continue reading

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The unwinnable fight, or a long response to “How are you?”

                  Dear E: You’re probably going to be sorry you asked how I am, but since I know you have an empathetic heart, I’m going to tell you. Because I took these … Continue reading

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