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Monthly Archive for September, 2009

: September, 2009

Tears, Puke and Aspirations

I was actually boo-hooing in front of both my kids today in spite of my recently added Lexapro. To much bad stuff at once. The collection agency notices (thanks to the ex-husband misdeeds), the zero bank account, the raised hopes about getting paid the long-overdue $1,235, the dashed hopes about getting paid the long-overdue $1,235.
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I Survive Another School Open House

I Survive Another School Open House
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The Experts on Domestic Abuse — Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of a two part series of quotes from experts about domestic abuse. The bibliography is at the bottom, if you’d like to read further.

Kids Can’t Use Bathroom at Middle School

I thought you might enjoy this article, somewhat silly and somewhat serious, that I wrote about my daughter not being able to use the bathroom at school. This is published on the Darien Patch Web site; here’s a link:
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The Experts on Domestic Abuse — Part 1

As promised, here’s some more information about domestic abuse. I did a bit of research on it last year and I was pretty shocked to learn how bad women have had it for so long.

School Begins with a Blizzard of Gratuitous Paperwork

School began again this year with a boatload of paperwork — emergency forms, extracurricular activity forms, health forms, computer safety forms, bullying forms, and forms that admonish me to use the parking lot correctly. All of them must be signed by me and many by my daughter as well. Some, such as the emergency and health forms, are traditional and, I suppose, legally warranted, but some appear to be the school’s effort to cover its ass in case it ever has a problem with my kid. If such a problem should occur, they can refer me to the print I signed and then we’ll have to cope with the consequences.

Humor on

Just to share with you all that I am still writing my funny stuff. Here are two that were published today on — a funny Web site with humor for grownups who happen to be parents. Fake
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