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There is no greater reward than being a mother, but believe me, for all those expecting moms out there, you sure do have your work cut out for you in order to earn that reward. It was only when I had my second child that I realized, being prepared for any scenario was better…

How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

Lanita Moss's Blog – March 2011 Archive (10)

Cottage Cheese and Rolling Pins

I am all about the cellulite.  Not getting it, although I have become a bit obsessed about having it.  As I mentioned in Homeotherapy, I have a Home Spa Kit that I picked up in a bargain bin at Borders, complete with rollers, files, mitts and a recipe book.  In the recipe book was a nifty recipe for ridding oneself of cellulite.  It required essential oils of grapefruit, thyme, fennel, lavender, geranium and juniper berries mixed with two cups of…

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 23, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments

Coyote Ugly Crying

I’ve been crying a lot lately.  Normally I would assume it is just PMS, but since I am winding down on the PMS front, I don’t think it is fair to blame my crying jag on PMS.  I know it is pre-menopausal related, but it is really hard to call it PM….wait, it is PMS.  It’s just that the “M” now stands for something else.  Gosh, I feel so much better realizing I still have an acronym to blame for all my blubbering.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 21, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments

Embracing the Hour Glass

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.”

Nope, this is not about Days of Our Lives, or soap operas, or even time or sand…it is about aging and accepting the parts of us that no longer look like a twig, but now look like an hourglass.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 18, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Old High School Hurts

The other morning, I awoke to a cold, rainy day. I got the kids off to school and made the long commute to my office via the staircase. I sat at my desk, my coffee in my hands and my feet propped up, listening to the rain. It was a few minutes before 7:00a and it was still dark outside. I knew any motivation I might have to get dressed and go to the gym was slowly fading away. I needed to do something to cheer me up a little, and to keep me from commuting back to my bedroom and crawling…

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 16, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

The Trouble with Titles

I am always amazed at how some bloggers seem to effortlessly put out a blog a day, day in and day out. I guess they can sit down at their desk in the morning, and over coffee tap out 500 words that are witty, or wise. I just don’t work that way. I am an uber-organized person, or at least I try to pretend I am, and I need to write on a schedule. Everyday, Monday through Friday, I try to write something. I like to write a post for A Mother’s Hood and because I actually get paid at…

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 14, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hash Wednesday

...Yes, you read that right.  At the University of Illinois, we celebrated Hash Wednesday.  Because of the inclement weather of east central Illinois, Hash Wednesday was later in the spring semester, when it was sunny and warmer, usually after spring break and a few weeks before finals.  For one day, every spring the main quadrangle would secede from the nation and become its own country…where smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol was legal…for all ages.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 11, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments

Published.

Yesterday I became a published author. Not an author of a whole book, but a published contributing author. A published, contributing author in a book that was printed and showed up on a bookstore shelf. The latest Chicken Soup for the Soul New Moms came out yesterday and you can find me on page 231.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 9, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments

There Used to be a Peninsula

My husband, like most men, is going bald. He is the unlucky recipient of the androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) gene. And to add insult to injury, what hair he does have is starting to turn grey.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 7, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

Poo-Poo Gumballs

My husband’s name should be the Candy Man, not Colby. Colby is a man with a penchant for all things sweet. Usually this isn’t a problem, but when it involves two little co-conspirators, then it can becomes a problem. I can’t trust Colby to go to the grocery store for me without him coming home with candy, ice cream, or baked goods. Somehow, when I send him out for broccoli, I get broccoli plus refined white sugar products.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 4, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments

Tilting at Windmills

 

The hardest thing about being a parent of special needs children is…

Wow, I can’t tell you what the hardest thing is because it keeps changing. When it was just Elliott with her RAD, there was a small chance I could keep all the balls in the air. I had a fairly good handle on her current issues and how she was handling them. She has made great progress over the last 10 months, but she still has her moments.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 2, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

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