Pretend to be Nice

Teacher-Moms, on the edge…

The Naked Dream

Yeah! My girls are back in school! We did our supply shopping and picked up their new uniforms on the last possible day- the ones we ordered on the last … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Really Achieve the Perfect ‘Beach Body’

Originally posted on Sass & Balderdash:
As sunny skies and warmer temperatures promise to banish any lingering winter sweaters to the back of the closet, we’ll soon be welcoming the…

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

What did you call me?

The first time I was called a bitch it was just after the students in my room had turned in their booklets during a standardized state test but before the … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 9 Comments

Garbage In -Garbage Out

I read a lot about health and healthy eating precisely because you would never know it to look at me. I think there are two kinds of people: those that … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 8 Comments

I’m home, why aren’t they?

Ok, if you read an earlier post of mine, you know I have issues with using the phone. I don’t know why it makes me feel so awkward, like I … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 10 Comments

A Not So Lost Weekend

  In an effort to catch up this weekend on the reading and commenting assignments of the Zero- Hero Blogging Challenge I had to put my kids on auto-pilot. Andreas … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

‘Oh Crap, She’s Up’ Was Already Taken

When Michelle and I started our blogging adventure we gave the site the name Girls Gifts and Giggles. I thought she was accommodating my admiration of alliteration. But in her … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Phonophobia, pick up already will you?

Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dressed-Up Rice

Arroz arreglado made in Costa Rica is a chop suey sort of dish. Easily made of left overs and whatever you have on hand. I think I love it so … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Buddy Blogging

Hi, this is Andrea. I am the other half of Pretend To Be Nice. My buddy Michelle and I are starting a blog because we are so full of ourselves … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 8 Comments

Training Bra Triumph

I don’t know which one to start with, my daughter Nicol or our first homegrown female goat, Maggie. They have each reached milestones in their lives that will mark them … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

No Answers, Only Questions

This past Friday we had internet and phone trouble that lasted 3 days! I never needed the phone but there were so many questions piling up that needed answers I … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Will Blogging make me a better person?

I had such plans of writing fantastic posts, so many in fact that I have been writing down more titles then I think I can handle. But life keeps getting … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment
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