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11:52 AM on 10/06/2010
Oh yes, Mommy's war on terror is ON. I am currently in the midst of a heated battle with bioterrorists, otherwise known as headaches and sore throats. However, in this battle I am the target. And Mommy cannot and will not go down.
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Julianna W. Miner
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01:19 PM on 10/06/2010
NO! You can't let Mommy go down - it's like Chess - protect the QUEEN! We've got it bad here the cycle of craptastic illness has worked its way through all three of my kids in the past week. Blech. Hope you guys defeat the nefarious germs! xo, Lydia/Julie
11:47 AM on 10/06/2010
LOVE you guys!! Thanks for giving me some abdominal exercises by laughing so hard!
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Julianna W. Miner
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01:52 PM on 10/06/2010
Glad you got some abdominal excercises out of it! At least one of us will be toned in the middle!
11:39 AM on 10/06/2010
You guys commented on my blog once. And now you're famous. Now I can say famous people commented on my blog, just like I can say Al Pacino signed my belly when I was pregnant with my son! That means you're about as famous as Al Pacino now. Capisce?
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Julianna W. Miner
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01:22 PM on 10/06/2010
Elyse, that makes me so happy. No one ever signed my belly but when I was really pregnant once I saw Ewan McGregor and I nearly screamed and fell down. It was THAT awesome. And we commented on your blog because your blog is great. xo, Lydia/Kate
11:27 AM on 10/06/2010
OMG! This is going on my fridge..if I can find a spot for it. Cannot tell you how much I LOVE reading Rants and now HuffPo. A ginormous THANK YOU for making me laugh out loud everyday!
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Julianna W. Miner
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01:24 PM on 10/06/2010
We're adding the graphic to our Cafe Press store and hopefully turning into a kitchen magnet. I need it blown up poster-sized so I can remind my kids when they're crossing color lines. Thank you, Marci - we appreciate you so much. xo, Lydia/Julie
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thecoffeegod
11:10 AM on 10/06/2010
I stuff old art projects in a drawer and take a look at them later on down the road. It helps me split the keepers from the tossers. My house is probably a certifiable bio-hazard but that is why we have immune systems.

Love the blog. You have a new fan.
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Julianna W. Miner
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01:29 PM on 10/06/2010
I have to tell just how happy I am to find out that there's an actual GOD OF COFFEE. Thank you, CoffeeGod, for everything you've done for me. I haven't slept in 7 and a half years. I don't know what I would do without your magical brew. And btw, my house is a total biohazard, too. xo, Lydia/Julie
05:35 PM on 10/13/2010
Lydia- those of us in the know refer to the GODDESS of coffee, Caffeina. :) She is a quite amenable goddess and loves her followers dearly!
10:53 AM on 10/06/2010
Spot on. I only wish I had your patience... I have one 4 year old. That's it. Oh and a dog with a death wish. I swear I feel like I run on red all day. You snitches are awesomesauce to the enth degree. Thanks for keeping me smiling!
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Julianna W. Miner
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11:15 AM on 10/06/2010
I try and stay out of the red. It's bad for my complexion. Because I start to burst blood vessels. And I use my MEAN MOMMY voice. It's all a big cluster of not pretty. And you are awesome sauce with extra tobasco. That's how awesome you are. xo, Lydia/Julie
10:41 AM on 10/06/2010
I'm just getting my first one into Kindergarten this year. What do I do with all the school work he brings home, because my kitchen counter looks like it could hold a class of its own. Also, I think things are growing under them. I am afraid. Childless friends criticize and tell me to throw it away... but he worked hard to get those check marks and smiley faces.
01:29 PM on 10/06/2010
My kiddos stuff gets thrown in a box in her room, and each time a report card comes out, I save one piece to go in her memories book, so that I can show the progress she has made throughout the year. The rest, I use as stationary for letters to her grandparents or I turn them into notecards so that other people can experience her artwork and school work.

When she was in kindergarten, I invested in a bunch of clear contact paper. I'd cover the papers in contact paper, and my daughter used them as placemats. Once the placemat gets too gross to use again, throw it away and cover another piece of art or work in contact paper and start all over again.
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Julianna W. Miner
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01:32 PM on 10/06/2010
Just wait til the end of year. The pile gets SUPER, crazy big. Then it falls over and you get lost in a avalanche of alphabet-tracing sheets and coloring pages and you have to call 9-1-1. xo, Lydia/Julie
10:32 AM on 10/06/2010
LOVE LOVE LOVE Mommyland!!!! These ladies start my day off with a good hearty laugh every single day! Glad to see they are being recognized!
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Julianna W. Miner
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01:32 PM on 10/06/2010
Lauri! Thank you so so so so much. You're the best! xo, Lydia/Julie
10:11 AM on 10/06/2010
OK, first of all, I know you can always find the wine. Because you have.your.priorities.straight.
Second -- Here is the way I knew that the schools were finally owning up to their status as a petri dish and indoctrinating the kids with the routine use of Purell. My son had his last bday part at the Pizza Rat place (aka Charles Fromage) and right before the meal, I went around with a bottle of Purell. They held up their hands and waited to be cleansed, like some bizarre religious ritual.
Last thing -- A secretary friend who is always on top of things (working mom with children, probably has a big S on her chest underneath her stain-free, wrinkle-free shirt) taught me how to deal with the paperwork nightmare. She told me "Touch paper once." It has a holding area in plain sight -- and when you pick it up you deal with it and it's done. Saves my bacon, on an almost daily basis.
So glad you're on HuffPo. Keep up the good work!
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10:29 AM on 10/06/2010
Touch paper once. Keeping that. Charles Fromage. Keeping that too. Also keeping Purell as a bizarre religious ritual. You, my fine Cetron, are awesome... xo, Julie/Lydia
09:51 AM on 10/06/2010
Oh even yesser. Anti-Alice and the school teachers try every murther-furkin/ day to defeat me. Only my strong faith in God and my undying belief in the t-box save my sanity.
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Kristin Wilson Keppler
10:37 AM on 10/06/2010
Penny,
That t-boxes are made from grapes (mostly...also, awesomeness) just seems to put those two important beliefs together...well, the spigot helps.
xo Kate
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Julianna W. Miner
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01:34 PM on 10/06/2010
Also want to mention that I love your profile picture so much I squeaked when I realized what it was. LOVE. xo, Lydia/Julie
09:45 AM on 10/06/2010
Awesome, as usual. I'm impressed that you consider getting out of the house while herding turtles to be only a threat level orange. In my house, that is full on, run for your mother f'ing lives, RED. And still the kid moves like he has lead feet. I busted a blood vessel just thinking about it. Thanks.
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09:49 AM on 10/06/2010
Oh I KNOW. It's really bad. And now that they have to wear jackets that they can not find or zip - it takes twice as long. OY. xo, Julie/Lydia
10:08 AM on 10/06/2010
I have to agree with you. After waiting in the car for 7 minutes this morning for my oldest (14) to come out, he finally showed up carrying his shoes and didn't have his backpack. That is the second time he forgot to get his backpack for school this week and it is only WEDNESDAY! I was told that at some point I would become indifferent to it, but that only happens with Zanax and wine (which is frowned upon at 7:30 a.m.)
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01:35 PM on 10/06/2010
Frowned upon? NEVAH. Well, maybe before 8:00am.
09:35 AM on 10/06/2010
I love Mommyland. I really love that you were next to Stephen Colbert.
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01:36 PM on 10/06/2010
We were so excited. The fact that the randomness of the dolphins were there too made it sooo special. Sigh... Good times. xo, Lydia/Julie
09:31 AM on 10/06/2010
Why do I keep reading you guys? I'm still on my first kid, basking in the warm glow of 8-month-old contentedness and limited mobility. Why do I subject myself to these glimpses of my future? You're just too funny, darn you.
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01:37 PM on 10/06/2010
I need to go back to the vault and write some baby posts. Currently, I'm watching my youngest potty train herself which means I'm elbow deep in SHIZ. Thanks so much for reading! xo, Lydia/Julie
09:31 AM on 10/06/2010
Someone give these mommies a book and a movie deal!
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09:54 AM on 10/06/2010
Oh Michael... Will you please move next door and we can pretend that our lives are a sitcom? It would be so fun. We all heart you. xo, Julie/Lydia
09:21 AM on 10/06/2010
Anti-Alice was responsible for one missing rain boot this morning, one missing lunch box, and temporarily forgetting it's my husband's birthday today until after I was already a shrieking psycho with him this morning. (Heh...happy birthday, honey) Anti-Alice can take her beehive hairdo and go work for Perfect Mommy.
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01:38 PM on 10/06/2010
Anti-Alice is a B. By the way, www.everparent.com is a great site! xo, Lydia/Julie