Category Archives: family life

How many teenagers does it take to break a papasan chair? After the all-night after prom party we hosted Saturday night, I now know. (Three in case you were wondering.) In the immortal words of Lionel Richie, those kids partied…karamu-ed…fiesta-ed…forever. All. Night. Long. Actually, that’s not entirely true. There were moments when I was a […]

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Last night I hung out with my modern family. No, not the Dunphys and the Pritchetts (although it’s true that the very fact that we were hanging out with them last night is what motivated this post). I’m talking about my modern family. These bozos. Last night we gathered downstairs to watch Modern Family, like […]

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When we were at Universal Studios last month I got something that has quickly become a new favorite thing (this is the part where this post satisfies the “Friday Favorites” obligation). If you’re a fan of the blog, you get why I had to have this nightshirt. But when I posted this pic on Facebook […]

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There’s been a monumental countdown going on in our house for the past 13 days years. Thing 2 turns 13 this week. Thirteen. And while that fact is hard for me to wrap my brain around, it’s surprisingly harder for her. She cannot believe she’s 13. Believe me, I know. It’s been the theme of every […]

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This is how I’ve been living my life since September. Parents of current or former high school seniors will understand. While it’s true that I’ve spent the past two or three years (over)thinking this time in our lives, nothing I imagined could have prepared me for how fast it came flying at — and by […]

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I recently lost two of my favorite shirts. And by ‘two of my favorite shirts’ I also mean my mind. The other day I went into my closet to grab one of my favorite white shirts: a shirt that I own in three different colors (white, black, and gray, because when it comes to clothing […]

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If you’re like me, some of the best moments you spent with your children when they were little were at the end of the day when they were sitting still on your lap, moist and warm and sweet smelling from their bath, the sleepiness beginning to set in and replace the frenzied behavior that had […]

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I’ve only been hospitalized twice, and each time I left without my parting gift of a sweet-smelling, burrito wrapped baby and instead with many memories that gave me PTSD for years. Since both of the Things were born frighteningly prematurely (you can catch up on all the details HERE and HERE) I spent weeks lying […]

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My good friend Melissa gave me a great gift several months ago. It’s this write on/wipe off photo board that everyone in the family can personalize whenever someone is their favorite. You get the idea. A few weeks ago, this is what it said, courtesy of Thing 2:  The whole I’m not sure you’re really […]

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Please tell me this morning’s view of my deck is a belated April Fool’s joke and when I blink real fast five times in a row it will all disappear and melt again. Damn. Looks like I’ll be stuck inside unpacking and doing laundry and cleaning house today. And if by ‘unpacking and doing laundry […]

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