Ring Around The Wha?

January 6, 2014

It seems that I have a mini female Tim Burton on my hands. Following the raging success of her horror novella, Good Luck Bella, my daughter has already changed her medium to film. I hope you will enjoy her “Ring O’ Roses”. Just don’t plan on sleeping tonight.

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A Little Bit Pregnant

December 21, 2013

We already know that one can be a lot pregnant. But there’s an old saying, “you can’t be a little bit pregnant”. I beg to differ. Oh, don’t get excited. We all know I’m not talking about my literal womb, since I’ve (unfortunately) frequently (with apologies) written about my menopausal state. You see, there are [...]

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The Elf on the Shelf… in your personal space.

December 17, 2013

I had to do it. My apologies to the purists. Dusty notes: If you like this video, feel (very) free to share it! Sharing is caring! And if you like everything about everything here, don’t forget to Like Earth Mother just means I’m dusty on Facebook! Is my enthusiasm and my overuse of exclamation points [...]

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Notes on jetlag, freaky desserts and rapping for Filipinos

December 10, 2013

Disclaimer: Five full days since my return from the other side of the planet and still delirious with jetlag. Please read accordingly. I’m starting here because my main reason for writing this post is to find out if anyone KNOWS WHAT THE HECK THIS ANIMAL IS THAT IS SUCKING ON MY NECK. ‘Tis a profound [...]

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“Why Too Much Screen Time Will Kill You” by Dusty’s daughter

November 11, 2013

Occasionally, you get the experience of seeing how your parental words/actions translate in a small person’s mind. Like the tale “Good Luck Bella” my daughter wrote today on her storytelling app. A few thoughts. 1. I guess I do say “stop playing on the computer” a lot. But I have never done so while sweeping [...]

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What do homemade fondant and 3-point lighting have in common?

November 1, 2013

Two weeks ago, I didn’t know how to do either of them. And now I do. In my continued effort to burn new neural pathways in my brain and ward off future senility, I like to do things that mystify me. So when I posted on Facebook that I didn’t know where to buy fondant [...]

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Fun, Fabulous, Frightening 50

October 11, 2013

So last week I was working on this very deep and profound post about turning 50. And then this happened. Yes, my husband interrupted my deep and profound thoughts and surprised me by spiriting me away to a spa resort. In case you didn’t know, it’s very difficult to be deep and profound in a [...]

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Oversharing since 1979

September 19, 2013

I get it from her. That woman who sat across the table from me. It was 1979 and I was out to dinner with my father, sister and Mama Rose. The waiter took our order and as he walked away, my father leaned over to my sister and me and whispered “Our waiter looks like [...]

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It’s National “Stop Procrastination Day”!

September 6, 2013

Well, as I told you a few days ago, I’m still a dried-up husk of a woman. But I’m reviving myself enough to tell you two things. First. I’m In The Powder Room with some tips on how to make the most of today’s national holiday, “Stop Procrastination Day”.  So if you have issues with [...]

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Hey kids! Let’s do some summer math!

September 4, 2013

Hey kids! I hope you haven’t forgotten how to do math over the summer! 75 – 57 = 18 But just in case those numbers mean nothing to you, let’s make it a word problem! There were 75 days between June 15 when Shari left for Florida to teach, and today, September 3, when she [...]

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