Category: Parenting

Express Wash

Patience is something I do not have… I am not a patient person and there has been some fallout. I am not a good cook. I cook everything on high and I rush putting the meal together because I do not have patience. My children look at me sometimes like I am a raving lunatic…

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Vintage Scarf

I found one of my old journals last night.  Below was my entry on January 6, 2005. I am thankful and more aware of just how blessed I am. I am thankful for: The early morning through my half open eyes when I get to sleep in A foot rub right in the arch of…

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Folded Towels

Summer is over and my children went back to school yesterday. The first day of school is always an emotional and exciting time for me. My children…yeah, they are just excited. It is a time to reflect on the past school year and summer and also look forward to all of the wonderful things ahead.…

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Hair Net

Mickey Mouse Tortillas? I attended Information Night at my children’s school this week. As with years before, I was seated amongst the usual career moms, stay at home moms, dads in their standard issue hawaiian shirt. My children go to a private school, and one of the hot issues is always the Student Lunch Program.…

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Polyester Pants

Reality TV. Isn’t that an oxymoron? I remember watching television as a child, or even as a teenager (I do not watch TV now. I have three children…need I say more.) to get away, or be taken somewhere. Love Boat, Fantasy Island, even All in the Family. As the years went on, Dallas, Falcon Crest,…

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Mismatched Socks

There are times, fortunately not often, but times none the less when I am overwhelmed with sadness.  Days or moments when the world seems unfair.  I used to be a very optimistic person, naive and optimistic, but now I find that I am learning to expect nothing and that bad things happen.  Even now the…

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More Whitest Whites

I wanted to write a little more about my fabulous week in Oysterville. We rented this little house (The Oysterville Guesthouse) that was stocked with everything you would need for a week of hanging out. The house had a full kitchen (including oyster shuckers…more about shucking later), board games, great books on Oysterville, and one…

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Whitest Whites

My apologies for not posting, but I have been all consumed with my glorious vacation in Oysterville, Washington. Oysterville is on Long Beach is a large sandbar off the cost of Washington State. We rented a house in Oysterville (at the end of Long Beach), as a side note the full time year round population…

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The Spin Cycle

There are days when my life seems to fly by and others when life just seems so long.  When my children were younger life seemed to zip right by moving through diapers and first days of school.  As they get older, I have days when life seems really long.  Soon they will be gone off…

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