Maturity

Maturity and wisdom come with age, right? Well currently my wisdom is teaching me rum makes me snappy and grumpy. In particular Malibu Rum. It’s that or the children I seem to be constantly left alone with. The rum and the children coincidentally have been going together this weekend. Maturity and wisdom are telling me […]

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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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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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Being Needed

My big kid is 11. Admittedly, he could be considered a momma’s boy. I’m ok with that. The oldest is the guinea pig, and they teach us the most about parenting…usually the parts you don’t like very much. The oldest has the biggest expectations in front of them, and also the most frustration and somehow […]

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The In Between

Here’s the thing. People sometimes suck. They might not mean to, but we all do it. Yes, dear reader, sometimes even I fail to follow my own life motto of “don’t judge” and invariably suck once in a great while. Today was not that day, however. Today it was someone else. Let me tell you […]

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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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