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About kantal113

I am a woman who just wants to share her crazy life with the rest of y’all. I am also a housekeeper, laundrette, babysitter, cook, teacher, caregiver, facilities manager, psychologist, and kisser-of-boo-boos. Better known as a mom.

My Tale of Baldness, Bliss, Magic, and Cheese Sandwiches.

I’m bald. Well, mostly bald. I was bald 4 weeks ago. Someone took an electric razor to my noggin and sheared me like a sheep. Balder than the day I was born. It was one of the most rewarding things … Continue reading

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The Coming Adventures of a Soon-to-be Baldie

I’m going to be in Chicago 5 days from this very moment getting ready for the Donna’s Good things St. Baldrick’s event. Then I’mma be bald shortly after that. Yikes. Not to mention all of the awesome peoples I’ll be meeting! … Continue reading

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Kids With Guns.

I want to give you all fair warning that this post is a bit of a rant, and it is about a controversial topic. I apologize for anyone who takes offense, but I do not apologize for my feelings or … Continue reading

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Love, Inspiration, Hope and Donna.

I was at the boys’ school today, helping out in the library, when I heard one of the middle-schoolers practicing their flute out in the hallway. The sound of instruments being tuned up or practiced always makes me nostalgic for … Continue reading

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The Heartwarming Holiday Hipster Brunch of 2011: Part Two

I promised you guys the second half of this story, and I don’t break promises. If you haven’t already, be sure to read Part one here. Alright, now that you’re all caught up, ladies and gents, please to enjoy The Heartwarming … Continue reading

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The Heartwarming Holiday Hipster Brunch of 2011: Part One (Yeah, it’s a bit late. So what?)

So, this post was written back in December, but as I have mentioned before, and will mention time and time again, I am a serious procrastinator. I was pretty happy with the post, but it was too long at almost … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Imperfect Step-Mom

I love my son. I love my step-sons. Can you see a difference between those two statements? Maybe if you heard me say them? Probably not, eh? That’s good, because there is a difference, and it’s hard to admit it … Continue reading

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This Post Will Soon Be at an End.

It has repeatedly been brought to my attention that you people think I should blog more often. I’m not sure that I agree with you, but I suppose it couldn’t hurt. I have no idea what this post is going … Continue reading

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It’s Too Damn Hot

Bloggers note: I wrote this back in July and was trying to find the perfect picture for it, but then I just gave up, because it was taking too long and I’m a quitter. I wanted to post it when … Continue reading

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Life on the Other End

“I don’t want to talk right now…” he says, and trails off because he’s already walking away from the phone to go play. It’s strange to be on the other end of those short phone calls. I’m usually the one … Continue reading

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