Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Kids are really, really gross

I adore kids, especially little kids, but man, are they gross! Between their lack of propriety and their complete disregard for others around them, observing a room full of preschoolers has me frequently wincing. Logan has a perpetually runny nose and rather than taking the enormous effort and amount of time it evidently takes to […]

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Great news for those of us who perk up in the evening and generally can’t get to sleep until late, thereby enduring scorn for not being “up and at ’em” like the rest of the world — research shows it’s genetic. A recent New York Times column cites multiple studies indicating that night owls and […]

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Kids: The ultimate Murphy's Law abiders

1.  On weekends or other free mornings, your kids inevitably wake up at an unearthly hour, making it difficult, if not impossible, depending on their age, for you to catch a few extra zzs. 2.  Conversely, on school mornings or when they have to get up by a certain time, your kids are sure to […]

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I heart spring!

I am loving the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having this week. Blue, sunny skies, birds chirping away, baby calves in the pastures trotting along next to their moms, tiny green grass buds starting to spread over the ground… It’s pretty difficult to be in a bad mood under these circumstances. The kids and I […]

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I’m not going to lie and say that I love every moment of being a mom. Maybe that makes me a bad parent in some people’s eyes, but I think if she’s being honest with herself, almost every mom would agree with me, even if only secretly. Having kids does not necessarily equate happiness. Most […]

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Kid wisdom of the day

“Happy means your cheeks are bouncy and your eyes are closed a little bit.” ~ Logan, age 5

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Now that summer vacation is looming, I’m being faced with the prospect of making three meals a day for four children, one of whom is extremely picky. It stresses me out just thinking about it. I’m not a cook at the best of times, but trying to come up with creative, easy, fast meals that […]

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This is the first day in months that my kids have all been out together. Every year, the same thing happens after a long winter of being mostly inside. I looked out the window when they’d been out for awhile to see what they were doing. I watched Cody and Rachel make their way across […]

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Due to a lack of response from the previous selected winner of my giveaway, I had to draw a new name. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Debbie Abrams Kaplan! Hope you enjoy your Tag, Debbie!

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The coolest uncool mom

According to my daughters, many of the girls in their class think I’m cool. I’m not exactly sure why, but I’ll take it. That said, I’m definitely uncool in certain areas. The other night, Andie’s friend called to tell her that the 15-year-old girl on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” had her baby […]

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