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April 2013

If you read my post last Friday you know that our weekend was a fun-filled one. (Read heavy on the sarcasm.)

I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend 12 hours cleaning out the garage and another 14 hours haggling with strangers about how much they should pay for box upon box of once-treasured memories?

I had a colonoscopy once. And it was more fun.

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Most of my childhood was spent fantasizing about the day I would make my living as a television star. I can’t even count how many inspired scenes and acceptance speeches I rehearsed in my bathroom mirror.

I just never thought my television debut would result from something as ordinary as a garage sale.


Look for me on the next episode of Hoarders.

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My Blog Ate It

People frequently ask me questions about the business side of blogging and how we justify the time and money we pour into it.

And by people, I mean the IRS.

Just kidding, y’all. We’ve never been audited.

[Until she was dumb enough to put that in writing.]

Seriously, though, I’ve had several friends and family members ask me questions about how we justify the time we spend on a business whose quarterly report resembles that of a neighborhood lemonade stand…in February.

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I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest.

Few things undermine my sense of accomplishment as a mother, housewife and overall human being more than that ridiculous website. And, yet, I’m still enthralled with it. (That grumpy cat sucks me in every time.)

Pinterest tells us, “Hey, you want to plan a baby shower for a friend? Here are just a few clever ideas…”

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How to be the Perfect Grandparent (Part 2)

As promised, here is part 2 of my ground-breaking series:  “How to be the Perfect Grandparent.”

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Have you ever heard the expression that fish and company stink after three days?

Interestingly, I first heard it from my father-in-law…probably on day four of a two week visit to his house.

Though, I’m sure he didn’t intend for me to draw a parallel between the expression and our visit there. Noooooooooo. I’m sure that was just a coincidence.

Wasn’t it, dear father-in-law? WASN’T IT?!?!?

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Katy in Real Life, 1

Oh, hello there! Sorry, I didn’t hear you come in. I’m just in the kitchen where I always am…whipping up a batch of organic, gluten-free cookies with my perfectly well-behaved baby while I update my blog.

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I forget myself sometimes.

It happens every time I attend a live theatre performance. Especially on Broadway.

I forget that I’m a wife. I forget that I’m a mother. I forget that I actually drive a minivan. I forget that I can’t move to New York and work in a restaurant the rest of my life as I try to “make it.” I forget that the only “character” I play lately is that of a mom blogger hopped up on coffee and Raisinets.

I forget.

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I couldn’t pull myself away from the computer last night as I read article after article about the senseless bombings that occurred in Boston. I can’t imagine the gore, the terror, the agony and the panic that those people and their families must have experienced. My heart is so heavy…

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