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About thedaughterdiaries

Here’s a secret for all you moms of cute toddlers out there.... when you get to the teen years, things are not much better, I'm sorry to say. They still act exactly like toddlers...wild mood swings, strange sleep patterns, irrational behavior, crying fits and screaming. Wait..that last one is mostly me. Only now I can't bribe them with candy like I used to.

Welcome to The Wheel of Disappointment

Recently, I’ve decided to start exercising. I’ll bet you already know where this story is headed. Oh sure, I’ve been on this rusty hamster wheel before…always running, running, chasing the elusive weight loss dream.  It’s been an embarrassing amount of … Continue reading

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Travel is a lot of fun until somebody winds up dead in the TSA line.

TSA Lines are so long that…  well, you know. by Cindy Haney This morning on the way to work, I heard a report on the radio that the TSA in our nation’s airports are purposely delaying travelers at check-in and … Continue reading

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The Hopeless Case of Mr. Cash

When my daughters were young, we always read stories at bedtime. Sometimes, we’d put the books aside and make up original stories to tell to each other.  Often, they were fantastical stories that usually involved princesses and distant lands made … Continue reading

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Why Do Writers Need to Write?

By Cindy Haney “…Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”  — Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath “We write … Continue reading

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May the Bird Force Not Be With Us

by Cindy Haney The other night my family and I were getting dressed to go to dinner to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday. Just as we were about to leave, Paul opens the front door, and suddenly I hear screeching … Continue reading

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Survival Guide to Last-Minute Christmas Shopping for Working Moms

(Originally published December 18, 2013, edited) It’s that time of year again. Christmas Crunch Time – the most wonderful time of year where overworked and underpaid moms begin to panic at the fact that Christmas is just a few shopping days … Continue reading

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Life Lessons: The Great Laundry Fiasco of 2015

Life Lessons: The Great Laundry Fiasco of 2015 by Cindy Haney I’m sure you already know that being a mom is a very thankless job. Most of the time, you don’t get a bonus check for a job well done, … Continue reading

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