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Julie W. Miner writes the blog Rants from Mommyland. She has three kids, a long-suffering husband, a very naughty dog and a geriatric, ill-tempered cat. In addition to blogging, she teaches at a college she couldn’t have gotten into because she made bad choices in high school.


8 Awesome eCards for Mother’s Day

A couple of days ago, I wrote a post about a Mother’s Day project I’m working on. I worked with the brilliant women at Naughty Betty to create a series of Mother’s day eCards for the Real World. These cards are a funny look at what we all really want for Mother’s Day. We hope MORE »

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What I’m Doing for Mother’s Day This Year

Mother’s Day has bothered for me years. The “ideal” of what a Mother’s Day should be and the reality of it (in my experience) are widely divergent. My husband and kids are always wonderful to me on that day and I truly have no reason to complain. But something has always been missing for me MORE »


10 Homework Tips to Avoid the 4th Quarter Slump

I met Ann Dolin, author of “Homework Made Simple“, last year on the set of a local TV show. She was the designated education expert, advising parents on placement testing. We chatted for a few minutes and exchanged info. A few weeks later, I started receiving her business’ newsletter. At first I rolled my eyes MORE »

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My Take on the Delta Gamma Viral Email

I’m sure by now you’ve read the viral email sent by a member of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it’s a profanity-laced missive sent to all the members of the chapter berating them for doing a bad job interacting with the fraternity MORE »

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The Crappy Parenting Book is AWESOME

I just read Amber Dusick’s book  “Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures” based on her award winning blog of the same name. It was wonderful. Buy it. If you can’t afford to buy it, you can borrow mine. Or I will personally call up the folks at your local library and tell them they need to MORE »

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This Wolverine Mom is a Big Fan of the Huskers

I love the University of Michigan. The day I was admitted there changed my life for the better in ways I can’t even imagine. I met my husband there (while waiting tables at The Brown Jug). I received a degree there that has enabled me to work in my chosen profession consistently for the past MORE »


5 Mistakes I Made as a New Blogger

I’m not an expert. I’m a highly distractable, over-wrought moron who has written a blog for a couple of years. You can read my full disclaimer and my checklist for whether or not you should start blogging right here. The purpose of the last post was to help folks figure out if they SHOULD start MORE »

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Words of Wit and Wisdom, Except Wisdom

Eric Ruhalter is a wordsmith, or as he describes himself  “a Lexiconnoisseur” which means – “A lover of words.” In fact “Lexiconnoisseur ” isn’t even a real word, it is made up (by Eric). So technically, he is a maker-upper of words. He does this professionally, which awesome because who knew that was even a MORE »


36 Bloggers and 1 Awesome Book: “I Just Want to Pee Alone”

“I Just Want to Pee Alone” is an anthology of stories from 37 of the funniest mom-bloggers on the internet. Released on Monday, it has already become a best seller in the categories of humor, essays, and parenting on both Amazon and iTunes. This project was led by Jen, who writes the successful blog People MORE »

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Sort of Helpful Advice for Would Be Bloggers

Sometimes people write me emails asking me questions about how to be good at blogging. I’m both flattered and confused by this. Anyone who reads my stuff knows that as far being a blogger is concerned; I’m making it all up as I go along. I’m kind of a moron. I make a lot of MORE »

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