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Melissa Cohen

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Date registered: March 7, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Baking — March 2, 2013
  2. Way Back Wednesday – Volume I — February 27, 2013
  3. Rough day — February 25, 2013
  4. Relinquish Control — February 20, 2013
  5. Eleven Years — February 14, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Had a little moment last night — 30 comments
  2. Open Letter to My Children’s Teachers — 28 comments
  3. The Screamers — 23 comments
  4. Will it ever end? — 23 comments
  5. Being a second wife — 19 comments

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Mar 02


I’m a horrible cook.  I don’t enjoy it, and I frequently put stuff on the stove and then wander away, get distracted and come back just in time (if I’m lucky) to whisk the pan off the heat before it burns.  I’m not a creative cook, I can do a couple of things well, I’m …

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Feb 27

Way Back Wednesday – Volume I

I thought it might be fun to look back at some of my archives, because I’ve been blogging since 2008, and find an older post that has some relevance to where I am now. ┬áPlus, it’s an easy blog post, because I’ve (mostly) already written it. ┬áSo here’s a post from March of 2009 – …

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Feb 25

Rough day

Because it’s not all hearts and flowers around here… It was a good weekend, Saturday, we had a “friend” birthday for Jessica and Glennys.  Which was lovely, good friends, my sister Aimee came over with her boyfriend.  Aimee is living in Belgium these days, getting her PhD, so I haven’t seen her in a while. …

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Feb 20

Relinquish Control

I have three kids.  And I adore them.  Really, I do. I also have two stepdaughters.  I also adore them. I’ve got a Glennys – who’s not a daughter, exactly, because she’s got parents, but she’s my oldest’s best friend and practically lived with us until she moved to North Conway a couple of years …

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Feb 14

Eleven Years

It’s not a flashy anniversary.  And after eleven years, we’ve got a lot more in our lives together than just us.  We’ve got three kids to get up and fed and dressed, two to drop off at school, a toddler requiring care and attention.  Girls Scouts this afternoon and Boy Scout tonight.  Dinner will be …

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Feb 12

Devious Toddler

Julie and I are the only ones home during the day.  The older two are in school, obviously, and Marc’s off at work.  And we aren’t joined at the hip.  Julie normally bops around the house, doing this or that.  Watches far too much television (but I justify it to myself by remembering that there’s …

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Feb 09

Weaning sucks

I’m a breastfeeding mom.  I nursed my oldest until she was eight months or so, Sam stopped when he was three and a half (or so) and Julie is still nursing at two.  Not only did I do it way longer than I ever planned to with Sam, I also nursed thru thrush, staph infections, …

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Feb 09

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow….

If I had to describe my perfect weekend, it would look an awful lot like this one.  Starting with Thursday night, when we went out for dinner, Marc and I and the five kids, plus the in-laws, to celebrate Jessica turning ten.  Dinner was lovely, as only dinner with a zillion kids can be.  We …

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Feb 07

Ten years

Each child is special.  And vital and important in their own right.  But one of the reasons that Jessie’s birthdays are so significant for me is because she’s my first.  Ten years ago, right at this very  moment, the snow was starting to fall a little harder (we ended up getting a foot of snow …

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Feb 02

The dreaded cold

Oh, I’m sick.  I’ve got a cold.   It’s been a while coming, I’ve had a sore throat for several days, a little bit of a nagging headache and now I’m sneezing and congested and just…. yucky.  It’s been kind of a wretched day too – Sam still won’t go to religious school, and ended …

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