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Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 31

Blogging about tweeners

I’m not sure on blogging about my oldest anymore.   Sam is still little and doesn’t care.  But I’m still careful about what I write when it comes to him.  Because he is a kid who doesn’t like a lot of attention, and not that I think he’ll get any attention from my blog, but …

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Jan 30

Hands off parenting

I’m a “hands on parent.”  The problem I’m facing is that hands on parenting, for an infant is completely right, and hands on parenting for an adult child is completely wrong.  And the whole transition from infancy to adult is this giant process of me letting go. Some of the letting go is easy.  First …

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Jan 29

Way Back Wednesday

Here’s a post from the archives from February 2012.  It really doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were dealing with tylenol suppositories and molars coming in… For the most part, my kids are great thru the night.  Granted, I nurse well into toddler hood and co-sleep, and as a result, even if they …

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Jan 28

Daily chaos

It’s been one of those days.  You know the ones, where you’re just running from one place to another and the laundry is piling up, and there’s eighty seven thousand things on your to-do list, and you know that you’ve forgotten to put a bunch of stuff on there.  I’m not sure if it’s an …

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Jan 23

Fight on the bed fixes lunacy

Sometimes, Sam just gets goofy.  I don’t know why – but he’ll do something stupid, intentionally, to get in trouble.  Not because he wants to be in trouble, but because he’s bored or wants attention or just because he’s a lunatic.  And there’s no cracking him, he just wants desperately…. something.  And will act like …

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Jan 22

Turning Forty

I feel like it’s a significant birthday.  I wasn’t particularly freaked out by any of my other milestone birthdays.   Turning thirty was nothing – I had a baby girl who was turning a year old two weeks after my birthday.  That was my focus.  Turning thirty five wasn’t a big deal either, I was …

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Jan 21

Preschool adjustment

  We had Julie’s preschool conference last week, and overall, my girl is adjusting well.  She likes preschool and likes it more the longer she goes.  She’s not much of a joiner, not yet.  Is that something you can change?  The only one of my kids who consistently likes to be around other kids is …

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Jan 18

Kindle and the kids

  I got a kindle for my birthday.  A week early, but still very excited.  Although I really only got it so that Sam and Julie could play with it, and let Jessie have her own.  Because we have one for her too.  Plus, there’s the added perk of having me explore the whole self-publishing …

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Jan 14


I’m busy.  I’m not complaining – I’m really not.  Because there is so much in my life, and I love that.  I love having three children, I love having a husband.  I love writing.   I love reading too.  But my life is incredibly chaotic and sometimes I get totally overwhelmed. For example – last …

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Jan 11

My Julianna Ruth – at three and three quarters

I remember, vividly, each time we decided to have another baby.  I remember making the choice to conceive, and then finding out with each baby.   I bought a pregnancy test in August of 2009, and result was … vague.  Was it a line?  I don’t know.  I kept staring at it, in every different …

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