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Deck the Halls

December 1, 2013

There’s something about the holiday season that just makes me happy. It’s weird. It’s like I can smell the cheer and good will in the air or something. Since the turkey has been properly respected, we dragged out our decorations yesterday and hunted down the perfect tree from the garden center at Lowe’s and trimmed […]

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The Kind Of Mom I Wish I Was

October 11, 2013

You know when your morning starts off on the wrong foot and you’re certain the entire day is shot because of it? That happened this morning. Joshua and Emma woke up at 6 and it was immediately clear that they had alllllllllllll the energy. (How do kids do that? How do they wake up going […]

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Down By The River

September 3, 2013

The kids and I took a little Labor Day road trip to visit my family down by the Georgia coast. Saturday we had a big family cookout. (So much food.) It was good to get away for a few days and see aunts and uncles and cousins we don’t see very often. It felt good […]

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31 letters 31 Weeks

August 19, 2013

In an attempt to feel sort of normal and get life closer to the track again, I sat down at our hand-me-down dining room table last Monday morning with a cup of coffee and a good pen to write and mail out 4 more letters for the #31letters31weeks “campaign.” I almost hate calling this a […]

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One More Week

July 29, 2013

Just over a year ago, I turned in my letter of resignation and embarked on this journey of SAHMomming two kids. And now here I am, with only one week left with both of them here. If Prufrock measured out his life in coffee spoons, in just one more week, I’m going to be measuring […]

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Acceptable Snacking

April 12, 2013

So, apparently I complain a lot and some people don’t think I like motherhood? Or staying home with my kids? Yeah. That was news to me, too. “Parenting is a human experience,” as Jill so eloquently put it, and I was just being human. The thing is I love this gig better than any 9 […]

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Saying “Yes” To Myself

April 4, 2013

One of my 31 for 31┬áitems is to say “yes” more often. Recently, I’ve decided to start saying “yes” to myself. To make myself a priority in my own life. I hired a nanny. For one afternoon a week. Just one afternoon, for two or three hours, to recharge my batteries and be alone. Except […]

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In Vacant Or In Pensive Mood

February 19, 2013

We’re not really yard-y people around here. We like things low maintenance. I suspect that if it weren’t cost-prohibitive to have artificial grass installed we would’ve done it already so that there wouldn’t even be a need to mow the yard. I have places where I could grow flowers if I could grow flowers. I […]

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Sunday Funday

January 31, 2013

The flu infected us last week. So, almost two weeks ago now? Sunday night Joshua just seemed…puny. Lethargic, fevered, glassy eyed. And he didn’t fight to go to bed. Something was clearly wrong with him. We spent the whole week cooped up in the house getting him well and trying to keep everyone else from […]

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Brown Eyed Girl

January 21, 2013

Yesterday I asked Joshua what he wanted to do after his nap. “I think we needa hang up Sister’s swing and push her.” Well, okay then, kid. We can do that. So we did. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and yesterday was another beautiful day. A little chilly when the wind blew, but warm when the […]

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