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Our Final Anniversary

My husband and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary at a fancy restaurant. After he ordered an expensive bottle of wine, he reached into his pocket and pulled out his gift to me. It was a handwritten list of treasured memories from our marriage. Memories, he said, that reminded him of how much we belonged together.It was a long list, maybe twenty or so memories. I glowed and held his hand as he…See More
May 27, 2014
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Mgazi Puts Her Foot Down

Two of my co-workers got married this year. In the first wedding, my girls were flower girls. They got new dresses, little gifts from the bride, a lot of attention, and cake. They were thrilled.The second wedding was for adult guests only. My kids weren't even invited. Zaffy accepted this fate, content that she would attend the rehearsal dinner (Russell was officiating). Mgazi was ticked…See More
Dec 25, 2012
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Nov 29, 2012
Sonja Essen commented on Kristine Castagnaro's blog post 'I Know a Sucker When I See One... in the Mirror'
"Ha! That's awesome. I love batshit crazy ladies."
Nov 28, 2012
Kristine Castagnaro commented on Kristine Castagnaro's blog post 'I Know a Sucker When I See One... in the Mirror'
"Me too! Well, not really. But when they are entertaining, I do."
Nov 28, 2012
Kristine Castagnaro commented on Kristine Castagnaro's blog post 'Mom, You're a B.M.'
"It's so nice because it's so infrequent! *smile*"
Nov 12, 2012
Susan Kimber-Skeete commented on Kristine Castagnaro's blog post 'Mom, You're a B.M.'
"It's nice when our children recognize that we are truly FABULOUS! :- )"
Nov 12, 2012
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That's Right! I am the Bossity Boss!

Me: Zaffy, go do that incredibly boring thing I told you to do five minutes ago. You know, the same thing you neglected to do ten minutes ago, the first time I asked.Zaffron: Fine.... bossity boss.Me: Hey Zaff. For that you get to go to your bed.Zaffron huffs and stomps off to her bedroom. I can't remember what it is that I asked her to do. But I do remember it being the third time I asked. She…See More
Nov 9, 2012
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Zaffy's Strategy for Not Getting Pregnant

So, I'm driving the kids home after school. Mgazi announces that she doesn't want to have babies. (There is no context to this proclamation. The previous discussion had centered around Zaffron's snack bar strategy at school. "Mom, I know I'm only allowed to go to snack bar once a week. That's why I went twice this week. Next week I'm planning to take some time off!")Sooooo... Gazi doesn't want to…See More
Nov 1, 2012
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It's Vodka Not Vodika

This conversation took place in the car. Of course.(Look! I can drive, say cheese, and take a photo of all three of us at the same time! *Smile* Actually, we haven't even pulled away from the house yet.)Mgazi: How old do I have to be to chew gum?Me: ThirteenMgazi: Awwwww. Why thirteen?Me: Because I said thirteen and it sounds like a nice number. Would you prefer fourteen?Zaffy: I want fifteen!Me:…See More
Oct 31, 2012
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Mgazi Thinks Hot People are Friendlier

Zaffron was telling me about a girl at school. She's been confused, unsure if the girl likes her or not. This conversation, of course, took place in the bathroom. (The second most popular conversation venue next to the car.)Zaffy: Mom, Mary was mean to me 2 days ago. She was mean to me ysterday. But today she was nice.Me: Maybe she just needed to warm up, Zaff.Mgazi: Yeah, Zaffy, maybe she just needed…See More
Oct 29, 2012

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I'm a mom blogger that has been putting my thoughts on the web since 1996. It's Not Wine, It's Mommy Juice is about the precarious balancing act that I perform daily in an attempt to not suck too badly at any one version of me: wife, mom, professional, individual. Most of the time I end up hanging off the tightrope by my pinky.
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Our Final Anniversary

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

My husband and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary at a fancy restaurant. After he ordered an expensive bottle of wine, he reached into his pocket and pulled out his gift to me. It was a handwritten list of treasured memories from our marriage. Memories, he said, that reminded him of how much we belonged together.

It was a long list, maybe twenty or so memories. I glowed…

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Mgazi Puts Her Foot Down

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Two of my co-workers got married this year. In the first wedding, my girls were flower girls. They got new dresses, little gifts from the bride, a lot of attention, and cake. They were thrilled.

The second wedding was for adult guests only. My kids weren't even invited. Zaffy accepted this fate, content that she would attend the rehearsal dinner (Russell was…

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Need a Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea? How About a Deadly but Curable Disease?

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Please select the answer that best completes the following phrase:

The conversation below took place in the:

a) Bathroom

B) Bedroom

C) Vatican

D) Car

The correct answer is D, of course. I actually have a tag that links to …

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The Twelve Days of Christmas - Harried Mother Style

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 6:02pm 0 Comments

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave me to me…

  • a Marriage that is Stress-Free

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

  • Two Little Loves –  …
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