Q: So How’s that Chore Schedule Working Out For Ya, Superstar?

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A: Ugh. Two weeks ago I wrote this post, about how I’m trying to be a better stay-at-homie by keeping my house at the lowest possible order of functional cleanliness. It’s sort of a deal I made with myself. If I can do a set of chores on a regular basis, maybe I won’t need … Continue reading

The Weekly Chore Schedule (Or, Trying to be Less of a Slacker Mom)

Chore Gifts

Welcome  to my home. Wait, wait, don’t step there. Ouch. Those Duplos really hurt. In fact, you might want to keep your gaze on the floor as you navigate our hazardous halls. If you stumble on a stuffed animal and grab the piano for support, you may want to wipe off the dust that sticks … Continue reading

Scrub Free or Die!

I don’t know what moron installed our shower. This is a good thing, because if I knew who that person was, I would make that person scrub the shower. I actually don’t mind cleaning the bathrooms. It isn’t a chore I embrace, naturally, but I’d rather scrub the shower once a week than wash the … Continue reading

The Challenge of Turning 30

The clock is ticking and I’ve got six months left of my twenties. I want to do them right. The thing is, I feel like a kid most of the time. There’re all kinds of things I don’t know how to do or even handle, and so like the bibliophile I am I turned to … Continue reading

Death in the Long Grass

This is a book by Peter H. Capstick, which, I confess, I’ve never read, although my father and younger brother both love it. No, in my mind it isn’t so much a title, but a spooky chant that echoes in my head every time I step into the back yard. Death in the long grass, … Continue reading

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