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I knew the time would come. I really did. Still, secretly I hoped that maybe, just maybe, I’d be one of the few lucky ones to pass through this era unscathed, admired and adored, like I always was. You see, I have become inexplicably, ridiculously, embarrassingly stupid. And annoying. Just ask my nearly-14-year-old daughters. I’ve […]

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Mother’s Day surprise

Yesterday afternoon, things at our house suddenly got very quiet. The kids were obviously upstairs, but the camaraderie I heard coming from the boys’ room as I went up the stairs was unusual. I arrived at the boys’ door to find a notice, which had previously served as a warning for the mess inside, updated […]

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My little gentleman

The other day, Logan brought home a journal he made at school. I had to laugh at the cover, where Logan had spelled his middle name, as he does with every word he doesn’t know how to spell, phonetically. No comment on the misspelled last name.(He and I have been over it many times.) As […]

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You just can’t teach that…

The kids and I went shopping for school supplies on Tuesday. They were over-tired to begin with, as I had just picked them up from a 3-day stay with their aunt and uncle where bedtimes were much later than normal. Logan, especially, was whiny, as he tends to be when he hasn’t gotten enough sleep. […]

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How I know the kid is mine

There are times when I look at two of my children and wonder if they have acquired any of my genes whatsoever. They look so much like their dad’s family, I used to joke with my mother-in-law that they could easily be mistaken for her kids rather than mine. I have managed to find my […]

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Confessions

Tonight Logan plopped next to me on the couch and said, “I want to tell you something, but it’s embarrassing.” “What is it?” I asked. He covered his mouth with his hands in that shy, embarrassed way he does, and glanced at his sisters, sitting nearby. Then he leaned over and whispered, “I have a crush […]

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Travel destinations

In the vein of yesterday’s list-style post, even though no one has responded yet, I’d love to hear the top places to which you would like to travel and why. I’m a die-hard travel lover and I want to go everywhere I possibly can, but here are my top five: 1.  Italy. The history, the […]

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My list of gratitude

Every once in awhile, someone on my writer’s board starts a “gratitude thread.” We have an assortment of positive and negative posts, but sometimes the negative ones seem to far outnumber the positive and that’s when a gratitude thread takes form. In that vein, I’m starting a gratitude thread here because thinking about what I’m […]

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Thought for the day: Boredom

I learned at a young age that claiming to be bored did not fly with my parents. “Only BORING people are bored,” my dad would remind me, whenever I made the mistake of expressing said feeling. I took my dad’s words to heart, primarily because there is not much more disagreeable to me than being […]

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Goals, continued

Yesterday I talked about my plans for the kids over summer break. One of my ideas is to make up some goals for them to work toward, mainly life skills that they need to know. My main goals for the boys are for them to learn to tie their shoes and ride their bikes without […]

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