Monthly Archives: May 2012

Playdate hookups

Two women’s hands meet across the classic Goodnight Moon.  This is kismet, both women have impeccable taste in children’s literature.  They glance at one another taking in important characteristics like what brand of baby sling they own, where they got their … Continue reading

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Going on a Treasure Hunt

Last week we were held captive in our house by the dread disease strep. Isaac started us off and it went through Rebecca and I before it ran its course. My body was pretty much ravaged by the pesky bacteria, … Continue reading

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How to keep good babysitters

Babysitters are glorious beings.  If you find a good one, don’t ever let them  graduate or find another job.  These incredible people allow precious time each week to: exercise guilt free, pamper yourself, or gasp, spend time with your spouse. … Continue reading

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The kids will be alright

I want to ignore my kids today.  I would like to shirk household responsibilities and not be a gracious hostess.  On this holiday weekend I want to shut myself in the basement and come upstairs only for bathroom breaks and … Continue reading

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My Harmonious Run with Margo

Last month I bought a jogging stroller so I could get outside and run.  I waxed poetic about how wonderful it was be able to run in the fresh air and how much Margo loved the jogging stroller.  Today was … Continue reading

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More Than Enough

I forget sometimes that I have more than enough.  Here in the inner ring suburbs, I see poverty, but only at a distance.  I get caught up in my own problems and worries and forget there are people in my … Continue reading

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A 4 year old’s spelling test

This morning over breakfast Rebecca and I were going through some of her spelling words.  Isaac decided he had an even better spelling quiz for her. So if you went to Isaac’s school your spelling list would look like this: … Continue reading

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The hungry backyard animals and the red ripe strawberry

The kids and I created a square foot garden a few years ago to work on together. Last year we added a strawberry plant which produced 3 red ripe strawberries the first year. Alas, before we had a chance to … Continue reading

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I am just talking loud, I am not yelling

As moms and parents we all struggle with yelling at our kids.  I don’t mean we find it hard to yell, because I find it pretty easy and practice it way too often.  What I mean is, I think most … Continue reading

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Little Sister and her Four Oblivious Family Members

In a little brick house lived Daddy, Mommy, Big Sister, Brother, and Little Sister.  One day when all the family was at home Little Sister decided the house had been too quiet for too long and she decided to wreak … Continue reading

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