Weekend Goal-Setting

Well the baby shower is over. The Mother-Son Night is over. And I spent today in Long Beach at the state PTA convention. When I got home today from convention, our home was a disaster. Junk food bags everywhere, toys and clothes everywhere. It was a veritable bachelor pad. (And to think this morning I […]

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Red’s Head

I think you might need to put tape on my mouth. ‘Cause these two teeth are loose and I’m worried they might come out in the middle of the night and poke me. (Paul: we’re not putting tape on your mouth before you go to sleep.)

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Trying to Take Over the World

Everything caught up to me this weekend, and not long after I cancelled our day trip up to see the Lancaster Poppy Fields I was vomitting. Paul took the boys and I settled in on the couch. I spent the day alternating between napping and reading one of my new parenting books. It was wonderful […]

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Of Hives and Bees

As a souvenir of the past couple of weeks, I’ve got stress-induced hives. (The last time this happened was about month 9 in unemployment.) *** Boy Blue announced to Paul yesterday that we needed to make sure that bees and flies don’t come into our home, and that to do so, we needed to make […]

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I was afraid to touch last year’s chrysalis. It wasn’t that it creeped me out or anything, it just felt … intrusive or disrespectful. I mean, it was within those tiny walls that our beloved caterpillar completed his metamorphosis. This year my curiousity got the better of me. This thing is amazing, it’s nearly sheer […]

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