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Good Choice, Bad Choice: Deck the Halls with Bowls of Candy

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Deck the halls with bowls of candy;
fa la la la la…

 ‘Tis the season for elastic waistband-y;
fa la la la la…

Don we now our big sweatpantsies;
fa la la la la la la la la!

As we scarf chocolate ganache-ee;
fa la la la la…  you know the rest.

The holidays are here and I can detect the aroma of fresh baked pie, eggnog, Christmas cookies and fear.  Fear smells like lycra and tight leather belts.  It creeps upon me like a snug, tucked-in shirt and squeezes my muffin-top with unrelenting pressure.  And then —  just when I think I might be able to resist the inviting tin of Williams Sonoma peppermint bark — my powers of magical thinking return and I’m suddenly able to eat a sheet of that delectable bark with the full expectation that I will actually lose weight due to the fat-burning properties of hot sweet peppermint.

My bad.

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Good Choice, Bad Choice: Sing Out Loud

 

Resolve to be an embarrassment to your children. It’s good for you.

Ann Loyola

Ann Loyola

There comes a time for every parent when we realize that we’ve become a hindrance to our children’s social success. Our very presence can spell doom, especially if we’re dressed inappropriately – and we’re always dressed inappropriately – and heaven forbid if we were to open our mouths and speak while within earshot of our teenagers’ compadres. (At this very moment, a teenager is cringing over my use of the word “compadres”).

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