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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August Mom Again

Hello again, it’s me. Your friendly conscious neighborhood August mom. I was staring at my computer screen wanting to get so much off my chest, but then I realized I just want a second cup of coffee instead. November kicks my ass every year. Every. F-ing. Year. I love Halloween. Love it. It’s my fave […]

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Lunatic

This is why i’m a lunatic. This, dear husband, is a short list of all the reasons after bedtime I am too checked out to even consider the horizontal mambo or the bedtime tango. The highs and lows of just one day: Woke up, got the 3rd grader up. 4 year old is on the […]

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House Pain

House Hunting: It’s not at all what Pinterest and ‘House Hunters’ sets it up to be. It’s frigging exhausting! do we/dont we what do we absolutely need? we do NOT need THAT, but we need that the backyard is where? the view is of what?! we need/we want it costs HOW MUCH?! and the big […]

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Oasis in the Summer

If Target had a theme song, that would be considered The Song of My People. But they don’t, sadly I was just inside the store with kids both sardine-ed into the cart when my oldest brother called me to talk about some family matters. I’m going through the aisles to pick up my various necessities-that-are-somehow-only-necessities-inside-these-doors, […]

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Girl Power

I had a great morning with my daughter today. Every morning is good, we wake up, we play, we take my son to school, come back home and play more. Today, however, we had a playdate at a whole new adventure for her. It was a ‘bounce house’. It was at a kiddie sports play […]

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