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It’s Not My Story to Tell

With the teen’s permission, I am finally able and ready to share the very long story of my silent struggle in parenting our firstborn. I haven’t been able to share this part of my life because most of it is not my story to tell, but in her newfound efforts at honesty and authenticity, she […]

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Lovin’ as Currency and an Indy McDonald’s Giveaway

Maybe you saw the McDonald’s Super Bowl commercial asking customers to pay for their order with Lovin. Long before McDonald’s had the idea, we have been paying with Lovin here in Fairy Tale Land. A conversation often goes something like this: Princess: Can you hand me the (any random object) Me: It will cost you. […]

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Toys that Suck

At work recently we were talking about kids birthday parties. My coworker was telling a story about a gift brought to her daughter at the last party she threw. Disgustedly, she said ” A pottery wheel! What am I supposed to do with that?” My response? ” What did you do to make that Mom […]

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Things We Don’t Say: #LetsTalkBums Ambassador

There’s a lot I don’t talk about online. Because I don’t want to feed the trolls. Because it’s not my story to tell. Or because foster care rules keep me quiet. Then there are the things we just don’t say in polite company. If you know me in real life, you’ve heard the potty mouth, […]

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Deal Alert with a Road Trip Preview

Before I left for the Great American Road Trip, I had about 6 hours to spend in Chicago at BlogHer 2013. Now, some people may advise against traveling 6 hours to spend 6 hours at parties the night before a very early departure for a lengthy road trip, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity […]

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Great American Road Trip, but backwards

You know that moment when you throw a pen across the room in frustration and it may or may not hit someone? Yea, me neither… Anyway a moment of great frustration overwhelmed me and I nearly cancelled The Great American Road Trip. I couldn’t get the dates and hotels to work out. I couldn’t get […]

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