Category Archives: family life

For the past six years that I’ve had this little blog, I’ve reposted this story on 9/11. Why? Because we all have our stories from that horrific day, and despite how much we’d like to, we can’t make them change. And because as the years fly by, it’s important to remember not only how things changed that […]

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Guys. I know. It’s been AGES since I posted but here’s the thing: my daughter wanted to make a Texas sheet cake yesterday and  when I went to Pinterest to look up the recipe my pin LED ME BACK TO MY BLOG. To the following post. A post from three years ago that — as […]

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You guys. About this time every year I wonder why the hell May is my favorite month. It’s bonkers. I mean, all parents know it’s typically a hectic month, but holy hell it has kicked. my. ass. this year. Don’t worry, I’m still basking in my Rob Glowe, but I’m also still sprinting to outrun the […]

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Spring Break started today. Or here in Minnesota, what I just call “break.” It’s currently about 34° — sunny, at least — but this weekend it’s forecast to be in the 20s with some snow. You know, just the kind of weather you think of when you think of Easter. I’d love to be able […]

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For the past five years that I’ve had this little blog, I’ve reposted this story on 9/11. Why? Because we all have our stories from that horrific day, and despite how much we’d like to, we can’t make them change. And because as the years fly by, it’s important to remember not only how things changed that […]

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Last week my husband left for a nine day business trip in China. However you want to pronounce it, all I know is this: It’s the longest — in both miles and minutes — we’ve been apart in about 27 years. In our defense, we’re not big travelers. Or live exciting lives. But really, when my husband […]

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In a few days my 21-year-old daughter will board an airplane (by herself) and travel halfway around the world (by herself) to spend four and a half months studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia (not by herself but with people with much cooler accents … and koalas, which are my very favorite animal). And for the […]

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I love trick-or-treaters. When my kids were little, I was always happy to forego freezing my fanny off on t-o-t duty, choosing instead to stay home and pass out the candy and ooh and ahh at all the creative costumes. The fact that there was wine and a bowl of my favorite candy at home had *cough* […]

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You guys will never believe this. I’m thinking of changing these posts. Yes, I know there’s only been four of them. Yes, I know I just changed the Friday Favorites over to them because I was sick of the Friday Favorites, but guess what? I kind of miss the Friday Favorites.   But then I remembered […]

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For the past four years I’ve reposted this story on 9/11. Why? Because we all have our stories from that horrific day, and try as we might, we can’t make them change. 15 years ago at this time I was trying desperately to get another hour of sleep. My 4 month old had had a fussy […]

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