Category Archives: family life

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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It’s official: Orlando hates us. In 1999, on our first visit to the Happiest Place on Earth with the then 3-year-old Thing 1, I had a vicious stomach bug that, while not causing spewage from any oriface, did cause me to be doubled over with severe stomach muscle cramps for two of the four days […]

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As most of you know, I’ve been married for EVER 20 years to a man I met when I was 18 and who was my first “real” boyfriend (I’ll let you play around with the reasons that word is in quotes). He’s hilarious, kind, patient, supportive, and best of all, tolerating — five reasons I’m […]

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Today is my birthday. Why, thank you. Thank you very much. When you get to be my age, which today is officially middle aged, you hear a lot of rhetoric about the years in your life and the life in your years; how you aren’t getting older but better and a lot of other crap that […]

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. Most of you know that I didn’t really say that. This guy gets the credit for those words of wisdom. But although the words might not be mine, the sentiment is something that I’ve been feeling full […]

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Remember when we used to take photos on real cameras? No, but really. If you’re like me (and about a third of the world), your go-to source of capturing memories isn’t your Cool Pix or your 35 mm anymore, but your phone. The easiest and most convenient point and shoot there is, and with all […]

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