Monthly Archive for May, 2008

This week has been interesting. Instead of four kids, I’ve had six here since Monday night. (Hence, my sluffing off on the post-a-day thing.) A friend of mine had a job interview in Idaho and so I volunteered to take her 7-year-old twins for the week. They’re good girls, and they’ve been having a great […]

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Once upon a time . . . it was clean

When I was single and first married, i.e., before I had kids, I was a fabulous housekeeper. My house was always sparkling and straightened up almost perfectly. I was a little obsessive about it, plus it was remarkably easy to keep that way, even though I felt like I was constantly cleaning up after my husband. […]

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What Every New Mom Should Know

1. You will be covered in spit-up and other bodily fluids for the first year. 2. Babies are quick, especially when diaperless — be armed with towels. 3. Getting a shower AND brushing your teeth in the same day may be too much to ask for awhile. 4. The window for running errands between feeding […]

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The Most Common New-Mommy Myths

1. You can take a shower or use the bathroom without an audience when you have kids under 5. 2. The magic marker in your toddler’s hair, ears, nose and clothing will come right out. 3. You’ll get eight consecutive hours of shut-eye once the baby starts “sleeping through the night.” 4. You won’t mind […]

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The Best Kid Compliments

1. “Mommy, you’re a princess!” 2. “You’re my best friend.” 3. “Please stay with me.” 4. “You’re the best mom I ever had!”   Want to add to the list? Post your kid’s best compliment here.

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A poem

I’m proud to say that I think we have a budding writer in the family. Rachel writes poems and songs, both of which illustrate her grasp and use of language. (Of course, I’m not at all biased or anything.) The following is a poem that she wrote for me last year, at age 8.   […]

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Our Disposable Society

The disposable mentality seems to get more prominent with each generation. My grandmother, who was an adult during the Great Depression, saved everything. She seemed to be subconsciously worried that something of a similar nature could happen again and she was going to be prepared. The only reason she doesn’t save everything she owns anymore […]

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It takes all kinds

Anyone else have a mother hen in the brood? I’ve got two. One for each pair of sexes. Andie has always spoken for and mothered Rachel, and Cody tries to boss Logan around, who usually refuses to let him. Just the other day, I watched in disbelief when I was telling Logan not to do something […]

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Summer vacation!

I’m not a big fan of schedules — I’m sort of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type person — so I love the freedom summer vacation allows. Since I work from home, the kids and I can go with the flow a lot more easily, which is a necessity with all the fun summer activities, in my opinion. […]

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Stressed out!

My kids are really stressed out. Tonight was full of meltdowns from the place where the brimstone burns bright (if you catch my drift). Part of it was my fault because I let the kids play outside until dark, around 10:00 p.m., which is WAY past their normal bed times. In my defense, it was the […]

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