Sharon DeVellis: Inside Scoop

Nov
08
2010

My Eating Disorder

Bulimia, Anorexia and A Fear Of Gaining Weight

I don’t know how to begin this so you’ll just have to bear with me while I write through my blocks.  And I’ll warn you now, this will be long.  Very long.  I’ll probably be breaking it up into parts, so grab a coffee or a wine - whatever you want to drink for whatever time of day it is you’re reading this - and get comfy.  Also, you should know I’ve had therapy for all I’m about to write about and I’m okay with doing this.  It took a long time to get to this place, but I’m here. 

And in case I don’t get to it tonight, one of the biggest heroes in this story is my husband.

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Nov
08
2010

My Son The Writer Part 1

It's Official: I Really Am The Meanest Mother Alive

Son No. 1 decided recently he wanted to write a book.  Of course I was all over it and gave him a little notebook to start on his new career path. 

My excitement has since waned...

In case you can't read it or decipher the spelling mistakes it says:

Meet Mom.  She is incredibly strict and hates children which is strange because she has kids.  The family doesn't like her. The mom's name is Tak.

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Nov
07
2010

We have no video games or hand held electronic games in our house.  Zero.  None. Nadda. Nothing.

Actually, that's not completely true.  We have a little box you can plug into the t.v. to play Pac Man. My kids only source of video game entertainment is a game I played 25 years ago. 

Ya...I’ll just give you a second to let that one sink in.

*whistling, tapping fingers on desk*

Typically when I tell other mother’s this, I get one of two reactions.

Shock and Awe:  How do you survive? 

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Nov
04
2010

I Hate School Field Trips

Eight Reasons Why I Dread Going

I’m just gonna put it out there. 

I HATE school field trips. 

I was going to write I HATE “expletive” field trips but realized I’m so tired from supervising said “expletive” field trip, I couldn’t think of where to put the comma in order to keep you from reading that sentence as me doing some sort of pervy shit to field trips instead just really really not liking them.

It’s the age old Verb vs. Adjective dilemma. 

In no particular order, this is what I hate about field trips:

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Nov
03
2010

Never Apologize For Who You Are

Diarrhea...And I'm Not Talkin' Verbal

I want you to listen very very closely as you read this blog. If you listen hard enough, I do believe you’ll hear Erica closing the door on letting me have free reign on my blog topics from this point forward.

Today I’m writing about poop.

And not my kids’ poop, mine.

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Yesterday I was on a high.  And not my usual marker smelling high.  I was on a high because we started a Kindness Revolution.  And within hours, our #BeKind hashtag was the No. 1 trending topic on twitter.  It was amazing watching the #BeKind twitter stream and reading the random acts of kindness being tweeted out. 

I just wanted to take a quick sec to clear up one thing.  During the height of #BeKind more than a few people tweeted giving me credit for the Kindness Revolution and oh, what a great idea!  Let me be abundantly clear...

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Nov
01
2010

A Kindness Revolution

One Random Act Of Kindness A Day

Kind: Of a friendly, generous, or warm-hearted nature, showing sympathy or understanding; charitable, humane; considerate, forbearing; tolerant, generous

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