Sleep Training my Teenager

03/03/2018 Lori Duff 0

I’m having to sleep train my teenage daughter.  You remember sleep training, don’t you?  When your sweet precious angel baby was six months old and you thought if you didn’t get three whole hours of […]


The Real Toilet Paper Wars

02/16/2018 Lori Duff 0

I am a big fan of indoor plumbing.  I am NOT a fan of indoor plunging.  There is nothing more gag-producing than jamming a wood-and-rubber plunger into a poo filled toilet and slurping it up […]


Mrs. Potato Head

02/04/2018 Lori Duff 0

I have always looked like I came from Russian peasant stock.  I have a face that looks like it was carved from a potato. My broad shoulders were designed for swinging a pickaxe through Siberian […]


Miss Trunchbull

01/23/2018 Lori Duff 0

About ten years ago, I had eyeball surgery which implanted contact lenses right in front of my retinas.  This allowed me to go glasses free for a long time.  Recently, however, my left eye decided […]


A Night at the Opera

01/07/2018 Lori Duff 0

I get it.  You have some preconceived notion of the Opera being stuffy and boring and something that only rich people do after a diet of caviar and foie gras and a glass full of […]


The Game Changer

12/26/2017 Lori Duff 0

My life has recently changed for the better.  My son got his driver’s license, and it is an absolute game changer. We did not run out and buy him a new car.  Rather, the old […]


Oh Ricky You’re So Fine

12/11/2017 Lori Duff 0

I will not deny that I am older than my 47 years might imply.  I’m not particularly young at heart, I’m a soul that belongs in assisted living.  I know this for many reasons, not […]


Now That It’s Over, I’m Thankful

11/26/2017 Lori Duff 0

I don’t know about you, but I’m mostly just thankful that I survived yet another Thanksgiving.  Just kidding.  Sort of. Holidays can be stressful.  Some of us are spending our first Thanksgiving without a loved […]


Three Minutes in Milton

11/11/2017 Lori Duff 0

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, I had the immense privilege of participating in the “Book an Author” event at the Milton Literary Festival.  This was a sort of “speed dating” for books event, in which […]


I’m Forty Now

10/29/2017 Lori Duff 0

I’m forty now (Ok, forty-six) A decent age I’ve had my fix Of parties, hoo-has, galas, and more Of drunken evenings on the shore   My worries now Have changed in kind I wonder if […]


My Box. MINE.

10/15/2017 Lori Duff 0

I’m not really a stuff person, not really.  I mean, I have stuff, too much stuff (mostly books), but I recognize that I don’t have much of anything that couldn’t be replaced with insurance money.  […]


Teenager Exchange Program

10/01/2017 Lori Duff 0

In the division of labor in the Duff house, my daughter has what is probably the easiest job – emptying the dishwasher.  It isn’t hard to do, or particularly time consuming.  Rather than thank her […]


They Come in Threes

09/17/2017 Lori Duff 0

Honestly, the day started out just fine if you don’t count the fact that I had to set my alarm for 6 on a Saturday morning.  I drove my son to his rehearsal at the […]


Driving with Mario

09/02/2017 Lori Duff 0

I’m pretty sure that my husband goes out of his way to accelerate and brake in the car in such as way as to maximize the g-forces his passengers experience.  It is in this way […]


Dress Code Blues

08/05/2017 Lori Duff 0

‘Tis the beginning of the school year, and, ergo, ‘tis the time of year in which teenagers all around the world get huffy about their schools’ dress codes.  The teenagers in my house are no […]


Selling Paradise

07/23/2017 Lori Duff 0

I have to sell a little piece of paradise, and I’m hoping you will help me.  I mean, I don’t have to have to, I’m not a desperate seller, but it doesn’t make sense for […]


Drinking on the Job

07/10/2017 Lori Duff 0

My husband and I have had a long standing argument about whether or not I am a cheap date.  He swears I am.  I wasn’t convinced.  The problem, I joked, was that he was comparing […]


Customer No-Service

07/06/2017 Lori Duff 0

I work in a law office.  And, working in a law office, we get more calls from the jail than your average business that isn’t a bail bondsman might.  In fact, getting calls from the […]


My Weekend War

06/30/2017 Sharon Swanepoel 0

My stumbling and crazy journey through weight loss, work, love and life I am stalled at 47lbs lost. People who see me a lot ask if I’m still losing but I haven’t lost anything in […]

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