Monthly Archive for February, 2009

The kindergarten dilemma

Logan will be 5 in a few weeks. By the time school starts in the fall, he’ll be 5-1/2. The girls, whose birthday is in June, started kindergarten when they were 5. Cody started this fall at age 6 because his birthday is in mid-August, right on the cutoff line. And thus begins the kindergarten […]

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Cody, the source of all knowledge

Cody knows everything there is to know about life. Just ask Logan. It’s so cute to listen to the two of them. I often overhear them talking and it has become apparent to me that Logan is using Cody as his main source of information, which is both sweet and scary. The conversation I heard […]

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They come in all forms; sweet, evil, intrusive, uninvolved, bossy. Or, if you’re really unlucky, a combination of all these. Whatever your relationship with your mother-in-law, it’s bound to have its stresses. How do I know this? Because I have one of the nicest people, if not the nicest, in the universe for a mother-in-law. […]

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This is fun, easy, and for a very, very good cause that is personal to me. My mother-in-law has been battling ovarian cancer (and subsequently other cancers too) for the past nine years. All you have to do is go to www.kelly-confidential.com, register for the site, and decorate your own cupcake, which you can then […]

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Happy Valentine's Day

Be sure to give your loved ones an extra hug and/or “I love you” today.

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Valentine's Day, again

It seems like I just posted on here about Valentine’s Day and here it is again! I can’t believe how fast my life is whipping by. Even if I weren’t alone for Valentine’s Day, I still have objections of sorts to the necessity of a holiday to tell the people in our lives we love […]

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The large family controversy

I posted this on the other blog I write for, LargerFamilies.com, regarding an article that featured LargerFamilies.com founder Meagan Francis. OK, I admit it. I read all 73 comments on yesterday’s NY Times article in which Meagan, this blog’s founder, appeared, “And Baby Makes How Many?” I couldn’t stop myself. I was curious to see […]

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Cody has been in kindergarten for five months now. And the homework has been, at times, piling up. Homework in kindergarten?? Yes, it’s true. Homework. In kindergarten. At the tender age of 6. Maybe it’s just me, but I have a big problem with my kindergartener having homework. A HUGE problem. Hence the homework pileup. […]

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Awesome bran muffin recipe

I’ve been working on the same post for days now. It’s not that difficult of a subject, but I seem to be having trouble saying what I want to say. So, I decided to post this yummy, time-saving bran muffin recipe for now, while I finish up the aforementioned post. This recipe makes a gallon-size […]

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