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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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New Website!

I’ve moved! Welcome to the NEW Storming the Castle. Not that much has changed: all my previous posts are here, with a slightly new look and some new features. Mostly I moved because I wanted to own and control the … Continue reading

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Gems

Tonight produced some statements, so hilarious, so profound, that I could think of nothing better to do with them than to record them in my blog.  This way I’ll have them to share with the boys when they’re older, because … 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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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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Ode to the Japanese Steakhouse

Oh, Japanese Steakhouse, how I love you. You let us eat our food while it’s hot. You entertain the boys. You allow us to visit with family members (because the boys are entertained). All this, and yummy soup too. Japanese … Continue reading

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How to Travel Like a Pro

A couple of days ago, I published my Comedy of Errors travel story, and in it I promised a list of tips that the casual traveler might not consider.  This is by no means a comprehensive list…there are plenty of … Continue reading

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