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My Son Has A New Hero

My son has a new hero.  His name is Chad Alan. (He’s not the late-80s teen heart throb Chad Allen who I had a massive crush on once upon a Our House with Brenda Walsh and the Oatmeal Man) C.J.’s … Continue reading

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Star Of The Week

The first weeks of school are always a little rough for C.J. (and me).  There are a lot of new things.  New routines.  New classroom.  New teacher.  New classmates. We’ve found that he self-edits more than ever in the first … Continue reading

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C.J + C.J.’s Mom = Interior Design Superstars

C.J. and I had one MAJOR summer project and we finished just before Labor Day, which means we made our deadline.  Barely.  The project?  A total room makeover fit for a gender creative boy who is obsessed with Monster High. … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Insult My Son By Giving Him a Ken Doll

Nana Grab Bags really screwed up this time.  And, C.J. has to remind her at regular intervals so that she doesn’t forget her mistake. Yesterday afternoon she arrived at our house with two Easter baskets overflowing with ridiculousness, one for … Continue reading

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Falling Off the Boy Toy Wagon Into Girl Toy Heaven

It was like watching somebody come alive, watching a flower bloom, watching a rainbow cross the sky. It was the day C.J. discovered Barbie. Back story: Uncle Uncle and I had a bad Barbie addiction as children. It was tough … Continue reading

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