The Finale

…and then there is this one. My second, my grand finale. My girl. Lordy, where do I begin with this girl? She started out so easy. She was the opposite of her brother. For a minute we thought it would be another tricky pregnancy, but by some happenstance, it righted itself. Delivery was fairly simple […]

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The First One

I often write about the exasperation of parenthood. The frustrations of being a stay at home mom. The challenges I’ve had with raising a not-so-average learner kid. This time I’m writing the mushy stuff. I looked at this photograph I took as a test on a device. Nothing posed or purpose filled. Just a snapshot. […]

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Scales

It’s amazing how long a person can live in denial. Weight denial. Wait, denial? Yes. De Nile of the wait. I have managed to avoid getting on our scale here at home. … until this weekend. My daughter has been saying she weights 100lbs and I realized I had no idea if that was true […]

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Explorers

Reporting live from New Orleans! I am happy to report that I am able to report despite the angry aggressive taxi driver we won in the airport lottery’s fun new game, “You managed to survive the flight, now who will die in a cab?” I understand the fine tuned cabbie art of crazy and reckless […]

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Dumb It Down

Cell phones. They are convenient destruction. We as adults completely abuse the phone. The convenience of it is totally ridiculous. Directions? Ha! I have lived in this house for a year and I am just now weaning myself off of maps every time I need to get outside the city lines. That was not how […]

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Communication Challenges

Communication is not a strong point for me. I’d much rather walk away than hash something out. (But truthfully I walk away and seethe about the conflict, so wouldn’t it be easier to just trudge through?) However ridiculous it makes me sound, I am getting a tattoo soon. I have it picked out, I have […]

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Tween

My son is most definitely in the throes of tweendom. It’s no surprise that this makes me exceedingly uncomfortable. The “still a boy” part i’m good with, but the “nearly a young man” part gives me anxiety and heebie jeebies. We have done all the conversations, my husband and I have answered all the questions […]

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