Category Archives: Parenting

Celebrations

Tomorrow, A starts Kindergarten, and D 1st grade. D is 7, A turns 6 next week. I don’t know how it happened, but somehow, in the midst of the never-ending sleepless nights, diaper changes, feedings, potty training, and learning to talk, … Continue reading

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I am that mom

I don’t know how I missed this when it happened on April 13th, but I just heard about the uproar over J.Crew’s email that featured a picture of a mom and her 5-year-old son.  What’s so awful about that, you … Continue reading

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The New Puppy

I needed a second dog like I needed a hole in the head, so when I heard the words “Andy, I want this dog” come out of my mouth, I was as surprised as my husband was! Since I’ve posted … Continue reading

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My Surprise

2005 was a year of surprises for me.  At the beginning of the year, we found out we were pregnant with our second child…just 7 months after I gave birth to our first son, who was conceived through infertility treatments.  … Continue reading

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Guess who is 6 years old today?

Six years ago today, our miracle was born.  Someone told me at that time that the days would drag on, but the years would fly by…and they have.  Six years have passed in the blink of an eye. Today, D … Continue reading

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Say Nothing

There’s a song my friend Karen taught me, which we teach the preschoolers at church.  It goes, “If you can’t say something nice, SHHHHH, say nothing…”  It occurs to me that although this is a great lesson for young children … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Below is the text of a note I posted to Facebook last Good Friday.  There are a couple of reasons I’m posting it here today: 1. I didn’t have a blog at the time. In fact, this was probably the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Furbaby

I know I promised my travel tips post next (and I swear it’s ready — written and scheduled to be posted on Thursday, in fact!), but I couldn’t let today pass without a post to my furbaby, Bryce.  Why?  Because … Continue reading

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Kissing

Peter Parker (aka Spiderman) kissed Mary Jane. 5 1/2 year old D: “Why does he kiss her, Mommy?” Me: “Because he likes her.” D: “Hmmm…” Me: “Do you think that’s icky?” D: “No.” Me: “You don’t think kissing a girl … Continue reading

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Green Day – Part 1

Last Friday was Pink Day at A’s class, complete with pink cookies for snack.  (If you remember from The Power of Pink, pink is A’s favoritest color ever, so he was loving that theme.)  Anyway, parents sign up for each … Continue reading

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