Monthly Archive for February, 2008

Name changes and other complaints

Yesterday, Cody came in the kitchen where I was working and said, “Mom, can we change my brother’s name to ‘Max’?” I laughed and asked him why. “I don’t like the name Logan,” he said. To which Logan indignantly replied, “I’m not Max! I’m Logan!” I explained that it isn’t nice to say you don’t […]

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The first game

I realized on the way to my twin girls’ very first basketball game this fall that I was clutch-the-steering-wheel-as-your-knuckles-turn-white nervous. Never mind that they’re only in fourth grade or that I, myself, am about as athletically inclined as a napkin (though come to think of it, perhaps that’s why I was so nervous). What if […]

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The SpongeBob oaths

So, I’m sitting here in my office working on a story when I hear from behind me, “Oh, tartar sauce! I LOST!!” It’s my five-year-old, Cody, who’s playing with his Leapster. Given his high regard for SpongeBob Squarepants, I hear many oaths that I assume come from that show (I’ve personally only seen it a few […]

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Happy Valentine's Day!

This Valentine’s Day, I’m planning on taking the opportunity to write each of my kids a note telling them why I love them. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but haven’t made the time for.  Yes, the whole concept behind Valentine’s Day is enough to make me want to rebel. Why should someone else designate […]

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"Hot" — the new "cute"?

I wrote the following a couple years ago because the situation took me so off guard, but I feel it’s still worth sharing. The other day my daughter informed me that a boy in her second-grade class said she is “hot.” Excuse me?!?! Did I actually just hear this? Although my jaw pretty much dropped […]

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Another parenting blog?

I know, I know — there are a million blogs about parenting out there. So why, oh why, would I decide to create one of my own, you ask? The answer is that I consider myself somewhat of a parenting expert, thanks to my four children and their assorted health issues. I’m a freelance writer and […]

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