Category Archives: family life

Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and this year, I’ve made a wish list. The end.    Nah, there’s more. I may have grown(ish) up kids who don’t wake me up at dawn or watch me pee, but there’s always more. Listen, I love my kids fiercely; I love their hugs and homemade cards and […]

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Like most families who aren’t Amish, hiding in a bunker or employees of Nickelodeon, our family loves Disney movies. Princesses, beasts, witches, sea-urchins, talking jungle animals – we love them all.  In 1995, Disney blew our minds with Toy Story. If you were a parent then, you’ll remember how astounded you were by the computer […]

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I spend a lot of time here talking about my favorite things and stories and people, but I need to be clear on something. I’m not all rainbows and unicorns (Husband is nodding his head to the point of whiplash as he’s reading).  A lot of things irritate me to all hell. So I’ve decided […]

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  Ever since my girls have been babies, they’ve both been supremely picky eaters. As in “will pretty much only eat foods that are white or beige or orange” kind of picky eaters. They don’t even eat normal “kid foods” like spaghetti sauce or chicken or hamburgers (unless it is a McDonalds emergency and then […]

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This is the one where I tell you how I waited for three long, bitterly cold months to spend a week in the delicious warmth of the Arizona sunshine reuniting with family at my nephew’s wedding and sitting by the pool visiting with lifelong college friends and then got sick on the first day and […]

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If you know me, or have been a reader of this blog for the past year, you know or have heard me say (more than once) that my skin tone is pretty much that of the underbelly of a frog. I’ve told you, on occasion, about Edward Scissorhands, my dermatologist, who in the past five years […]

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I’m in an uncharacteristically good mood today. Sure, it’s March 25 and still a freakin’ Arctic tundra outside, I have eleventy thousand things to do today and it’s MONDAY (which makes my mood all the more unusual and surprising), but I am.  Does the fact that I had a lovely weekend and am thisclose to […]

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Someone needs to pull my mother card. Last night, Thing 2 came into my room and said with all the sarcasm I’ve taught her, “Well…that was a pret-ty exciting St. Patrick’s Day.” (To catch you up: She wore a green shirt. I got sick and almost passed out in Buffalo Wild Wings.) Me: I know. […]

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I’ve been a parent for 17 and a half years. Wait.  I’ve been a parent for 17 and a half years?!? No wonder I’m drinking napping more. Along the way I’ve learned a lot of important lessons that I think some of you younger, newer parents might appreciate and find useful, and that might make your life […]

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I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus the past couple of weeks.  I’ve managed to post here and there, but nothing I can hang my hat on, so to speak. As you know, the Things are in The Secret Garden, and tonight, kids, is opening night. For the past 6 days Husband and I have […]

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