Why?

Little Man has learned “why?” as in the following conversation on repeat all afternoon. “Please don’t drive your cars in the folded laundry.” “Why?” “Because when you do it messes them up and I will have to fold them again.” “Why?” “Because they are freshly washed and need to be folded and put away.” “Why?” […]

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A Fantastic Story

This weekend is going to make such a great story in the future. From middle of the night visits with our local fire department (yes, in our home, yes, because we called them,) to a puking child, to research on new furnace units, to me deciding the best way to deal with all of this […]

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Carpe Diem e Obliviscor

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. (Seize the Day and Forget It) At my baby shower, as is common at many baby showers, my guests wrote me cards of advice. The advice varied wildly from “be careful not to spoil the baby” to “hold him always.” (I’m both paraphrasing and exaggerating that last one but […]

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Give Life, Get A Cookie

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. One day when my oldest two were little a woman ahead of us in line at the grocery store commented that I looked like I had my hands full. “What do you do for yourself?” She asked. Without thinking I told her I give blood. She was more confused […]

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The Plan B Friend

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. Q: Ever feel like you’re failing at everything? A: Yes. It’s a superpower, really, and I’m writing a book about it. Whether it makes me a hero or a villain is up to my readers. The line between sanity and insanity is a fine one. I’m also convinced the […]

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New Socks Resolutions

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}. I’ve maintained an impressive sock collection since I was a teenager. Patterned socks, themed socks, toe socks (remember those?), I had them all. I selected socks to match (or not) my outfit or my mood. When it came time to give gifts I usually added a fun pair of […]

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