The “beginning of school germ” invasion is knocking on our doorstep. I have puffy eyes and a stuffy nose, as does Annie. Hopefully, we’ll be able to nip these colds in the bud, before James and Mike come down with it. Back to school germs are the worst part of this time of year!
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The Toddler Survival Guide
~Another great review for the Toddler Survival Guide! Thank you, A Bookish Abode! We were also interviewed by Mom Talk Radio, and included on a list of books parents should read ASAP. If you haven’t ordered yours (or left a review) you can do so here!
~I want literally everything in this Pottery Barn Teen Harry Potter Collection. For myself, if that wasn’t obvious.
~Speaking of Harry Potter, this Golden Snitch fidget spinner is AMAZING.
~And this Time Turner necklace is going in my cart immediately.
My 20th high school reunion is next weekend! In honor of that, here’s a TBT of my on my graduation day, way back in 1997.
Just a wee blonde baby.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
The Stepson’s Mother article kinda infuriated me. What terrible people! An article that’s supposedly about her stepkid’s mom just comes off as some selfish justification for an affair and subsequent abandonment of a marriage because “our love was unprecedented” and has very little to do with the woman it was supposed to be written about.
Um your supposedly wonderful husband was out sleeping with another woman while his wife was at home with a newborn! Sorry your not getting laid as often or as much attention dude but your wife just had a baby! Yeah he sure sounds like a real prize.
And just to keep saying that you knew you hurt people but you’d do it all again cause your relationship is so *special* so that makes it worth it seems like she’s trying to convince the reader that what they did is understandable or reasonable behavior. The ex-wife sounds like she was a saint! I’m sure she was glad the mistress didn’t show up at her deathbed.
I really love the articles you post but that one made me *feel things.* Hahaha
Completely agree about the stepson’s mother article. She clearly just wants to justify her affair, but at the very least she could have been more tasteful and not attempted to justify it by pretending the article was about her husband’s first wife. No, she could not have saved her from cancer, but she could have saved her from suddenly having her husband up and leave while they had an infant.
And seriously what crappy marriage counselor were they seeing that told the husband to carry on with his affair..? I’m sure cheaters everywhere must be lining up to get that doctor’s number!
Heather, thank you so much for posting the link for the “Seven Days of Heroin” article. I just finished it and it’s SO compelling. I’ve never tried drugs myself so I can’t fully relate, but it’s so sad to read about their lives and how their addiction affects everyone, especially their kids. Very well written.
In that graduation photo, is that a teacher or a student with the beard?
Hope that all the Spohrs feel better very soon!! We had the back to school germ and then missed a bunch of days due to Irma so now hoping for a week with all 5 days at school. Sending hope and hugs. xo
I love your blog – and the articles you post on Surfing Sunday are the best!
Thank you for the link to the OCD story.