Category: Parenting

Jumpsuit

There are basics in everything, even parenting. I read this article today about wardrobe basics.  I’m forever trying to stock my closet so I look like…well, someone super cool.  It never works, and I default to the navy blue T-shirt and jeans just about every day, but it’s still a new year so I’ll delude…

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Morning Coat

There is an owl that lives by my house. I don’t often hear her and I’ve only seen her fly over once, but she’s there.  I’m not sure why I call her “she”, but I always have. Yesterday morning I was up early, it was still dark, moon and stars still out.  It was cold…

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Expensive Material

I may have missed my chance to be rich and famous. Maggie came home tonight and informed me that if I just wrote books like the one she started reading today, I would be famous and rich and people would love me. Wow, I was a little taken aback by her enthusiasm, but Maggie doesn’t…

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Mom Jeans

Parenting sucks. There it is, my first thought when the alarm went off at 5:10 this morning. If you have never read my blog before and you are thinking of clicking that FOLLOW button based on the above statement because you can’t stand your kids and you feel like this blog will be a place…

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Changing Area

When our daughter left for college last year, I ran around buying and organizing everything I could possibly control.  We moved her to her dorm, returned home, I finished cleaning out her room and I cried.  I knew immediately that I would miss the day to day.  Michael kept walking by her room and checking…

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Clean Lines

Lower it up. When my children were younger if they wanted the music or a movie turned up they would say, “Lower it up, please.”  It started with our oldest daughter and the phrase was handed down to the other two.  My youngest still slips up and says it now and then.  I love the…

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Protective Gear

I never liked dodgeball in school. Actually, I only remember playing it once and I was slammed with the ball before I even knew what hit me. I don’t like getting hurt.  Physically or emotionally, pain is not my thing.  I don’t mind being physically sore or even emotionally pissed off, but I try to…

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Amusement Park T-Shirt

Nothing to write today, but it is well past time for a blog post.  I will dig into the word bank and find some inspiration.  The word for this post is…amuse.  Hmm…here we go. Amuse – to find something funny or entertaining. I truly believe I could entertain myself anywhere.  I suppose my blog reflects…

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Changing Room

Maggie turned 13, Cotter turned 16 and I cut my hair.  Not in any particular order of importance, although the haircut is clearly less epic.  I can grow that back, but I will never get a five year old Maggie or Cotter wearing his sister’s barrettes again. Change is important, vital.  I’m convinced without it…

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