Category: kids

Febreze

I smelled like vitamins all last week.  There may be more fragrant vitamins out there, but mine smell really nasty.  It’s not a good scent to be wearing around. I’m forever fishing things out of pockets when I do the laundry.  I can always tell what my children are eating, outside of the lunch they…

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Book Jacket

I remember Katlyn’s first day of kindergarden.  I put her on the school bus because she wanted to be a big girl and take the bus.  I then proceeded to follow the bus to the school so I could make sure she made it and take pictures. She was my first and I was a…

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Zombie Prom Dress

I may be naive, but I’m not really concerned that the devil, if he/she/it even exists, is going to take over my children because they go all Bela Lugosi one day a year.  I feel pretty comfortable all children, for that matter, are safe. Can’t we leave Halloween alone?  Pretty please. I’m a Halloween fan,…

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Business Casual

Parenting. It’s like a really long orientation period for a pretty important job.  The parent is the seasoned employee, the one that knows how things work and has been around for a while. The child is the newbie, the one that just came on the scene and presumably knows nothing. Similar to a new job,…

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Book Sox

Maggie needed three Book Sox (visual aid above). Material book covers in fancy colors, some of them have photo pockets and new this year…scratch and sniff cloth book covers.  Someone like me sees that and thinks, “Won’t that get all dirty and nasty if people are always scratching it?” Anyway, I went to Office Max…

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Penny Loafers

“I would hate to be a lucky penny on the street today.”  ~Maggie Ewens She has a way of looking at the world, outside of herself, questioning and really seeing things. It’s hot.  We live in Arizona and it’s July…it’s hot and it doesn’t matter if it’s a dry heat at this point. Arizona is…

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Quilt

I’m not a great neighbor. Now, I live out in the middle of nowhere, so I don’t have a lot of neighbors, but the ones I do have should feel shorted. I don’t look after their house, pick up their mail. I don’t keep a suspicious eye on the pest control guy to make sure…

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Duffel Bag

A laundry mat is really not the place to make life decisions, but sometimes they work out. When Michael and I first started living together we rented this one and a half room place with concrete floors, before they were trendy, and a living room that barely had enough room for a futon (wow, remember…

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Tan Shoes

Milestones are weird. The culmination of years, tiny steps and near misses, all come together in one day.  A  ceremony celebrating a right of passage or an achievement. Katlyn graduated from Xavier College Prep today.  Four years of homework and tests, crazy schedules and days when she just didn’t want to get out of bed.…

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