Category Archives: parenting

-time flies when you’re having fun-

Eighteen years ago, I was desperate to have a baby. And when I say desperate, I mean I’d already been to the hospital once and they’d sent me back home. NOT the most encouraging moment of my life. I was … Continue reading

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-in the aftermath of mother’s day-

This year I decided to play the Mother’s Day card. Never mind that I don’t actually care about being celebrated. (Never mind that I didn’t even call my own mother on The Day to tell her what a wonderful mother she’s … Continue reading

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For Girls

Originally posted on malin.brooke:
I wrote this for a girl in my class who said I was pretty. I said she was too but like many girls she disagreed with me. I knew there was no use trying to…

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-raising boys-

It must be rough being the guinea pig oldest child. Not that I know this first-hand. I’m the perfect number 3. The happy medium. But all of those experimental first children have to live through their parents’ mistakes and ignorance. … Continue reading

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-for the moms who don’t win clean home awards-

I’m just going to throw this out there: I’m a slob. I love organization and I deeply appreciate a clean environment, but I also have a high tolerance for clutter. I understand the principle of putting things away as soon … Continue reading

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-i signed up for this-

I was talking with a friend who is kind of irritated with the fact that she has to make the drive out to camp every day this week so her child can come to day camp. It’s inconvenient, it’s out … Continue reading

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-a parenting thought for the day-

Something I’ve noticed as I get older…. When I’m with my mom, I feel like a rockstar. It’s not that she blatantly gushes over me. But with her words and her actions she makes me feel like I’m creative, knowledgeable, kind, … Continue reading

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