Monthly Archive for December, 2009

Parenting resolutions

New Years: A time of renewal, of starting over, of somehow making life better. At least that’s what we tell ourselves. God knows we all need a fresh start from time to time, the hope that we can be better people, better parents, better in our businesses, maybe even, gulp, happier than we’ve been in […]

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As I predicted earlier, we’re getting tired of all this forced togetherness, despite having gotten out for the afternoon and evening yesterday. The kids’ sickness doesn’t help the overall mood of crankiness at all either. A few of the highs and lows this vacation: High: The kids begged me to let them all sleep in […]

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Sickness & blizzards

Christmas was odd this year. We were stuck in our house and yard from Christmas Eve until Sunday, just the kids and I. We had a good time, doing not much of anything and just enjoying being together, playing games, baking, listening to Christmas music and drinking hot apple cider. We’ve also had a nasty […]

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate. As for us, we’re in the middle of a blizzard out here in the middle of nowhere, U.S.A. Rather cozy, at this point, though I’m sure cabin fever will strike eventually. We’re all nestled in and have had a nice, relaxing day […]

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I’m happy to announce the birth of another parenting blog, authored by Yours Truly. It’s on the Psychology Today website and it’s called “Outnumbered!” Seeing as it’s about my experiences being the parent of a larger-than-average family, I feel the title is more than appropriate. I plan to cover everything from childhood depression to seizures […]

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Zippity giveaway winner!

Congratulations to ERMA HURTT winner of the LeapFrog Zippity bundle giveaway! ♦      ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦      ♦      ♦      ♦      ♦      ♦      ♦      ♦      ♦      ♦      ♦ Have you entered my Signed Karma Wilson children’s books giveaway? Leave a comment to qualify! Limit one comment, per […]

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Confession: I am a Grinch

I nearly told my boys last week that there’s no such thing as Santa. I’m all for using one’s imagination, but I have serious problems with the whole Santa fantasy. You see, I never believed in Santa as a child. He was just an imaginary figure who represented Christmas, similar to The Easter Bunny being […]

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My friend, Karma Wilson, who happens to be a famous children’s book author (ever read Bear Snores On?), has been kind enough to donate some signed books for me to give away to one of my lucky readers! THE PRIZE: 3 books: Friends for Calico!, Uh-oh, Calico! and Mama Always Comes Home, all signed by […]

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Technical difficulties

I haven’t been posting lately because I’ve been having major problems with my internet going down constantly and without warning. I’m not sure what’s going on, but my internet provider has already come once to fix it and now it’s acting up again, just a little while after they left. I’m hoping it’ll go back […]

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An extra two in our zoo

My daughters are baby-sitting today. Of course, they’re watching the kids over here, where I’m available if they need something. As my regular readers and close family and friends know, I love kids.  However, having a 2-year-old and an 8-month old who is crawling added to the mix is enough to make even the most […]

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