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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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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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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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The Mom Olympics

I’m not a figure skater.  You’ll never see me on a luge, in a bobsled, or skiing cross country and pausing to shoot at a target.  Same goes for the Summer games – no gymnastics, diving, or 100-meter dash for … Continue reading

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Perfect Day

Today was a perfect day.  A perfect, glorious, so much fun day. Today we woke up to EIGHT inches of beautiful, powdery, rarely-seen-in-central-NC snow.  And it kept snowing all day. Today we spent hours sledding down our steep hill of … Continue reading

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I'm guest blogging!

This post is going to be short and sweet….mostly because I’m so freakin’ excited right now, I can’t stand it.  Today I’m making my guest blogger debut over at School Teacher by Day, Superhero by Night, filling in for the … Continue reading

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The Power of Pink

This is the story of how the Pink Princesses defeated the Shot. My boys hate shots.  Shocker, I know, but they really, really, REALLY hate shots.  Crying, screaming, must be held down…one time by 2 nurses and Dad while a … Continue reading

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