Category Archives: Parenting

Silence and the Screech Monkey

When you live with the screech monkey, it is easy to forget what silence actually sounds like. The screech monkey, three months shy of being a two-year-old, has a vocabulary that is exploding. However, under any circumstance where she is … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Remorse

I still haven’t learned my lesson. Two years ago, I became entranced by the dancing, singing, web-slinging preschool version of a Spiderman doll at Costco (“For only $9.99! I love/hate you, Costco.”). For awhile I was able to block the … Continue reading

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“Can I get some whine with that cold?” or perhaps the more honest question, “Can I have wine with my cold medicine?”

Today, I want to take some medicine that will cure my foggy head/so stuffy I can’t taste anything/runny nose and curl up in bed with a book to rest. But my reality is getting up at 6:30am with both girls, … Continue reading

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Just Another Mom-Blogger

Instead of writing this week’s entry, I have been soaking up the words, thoughts and dreams of other mom-bloggers. These other writers inspire but also intimidate me. After clicking through another link, and another, and another, I find myself feeling … Continue reading

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This Kind of Love

I had felt love before and thought I understood its depths. Love for my family, my friends, my husband, my shoes; all of these are technically “love,” but in slightly different variations. I experienced a kind of love I never … Continue reading

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