Category Archives: Parenthood

When Tylenol just wouldn’t be enough

It started a week ago Sunday with rosy cheeks. We had a crackling fire in the fireplace and Maddie had camped herself next to it to do her homework. When I saw her rosy cheeks a little later, I wanted … Continue reading

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I need a hero

Poor Zoe. She has some unfortunately bad timing with clothing and accessories and news events. The first happened a few years ago. The Country Boy wanted to show me his alma matter so we made a trip over to see … Continue reading

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Wanting a life of cipitation because anticipation stinks

I think I started the anticipation of the Christmas blues in October. It got strong in November and unbearable in December. Poor Country Boy was dealing with an emotional roller coaster ride that didn’t seem to have any end (or … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

You know me, (OK, you might not really know me, but you’ve read my blog so you sort of know me…then again, you may have just stumbled onto this post after googling “Blue Christmas” hoping to get Elvis and instead … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

I blame Disney. And the Cleavers. And maybe a little bit of the Brady Bunch. The Partridge Family is in the clear…although every single one of them had good singing voices, so maybe I do blame them as well, because … Continue reading

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And then the truth slaps you in the face

I talked about the “impending doom” on the horizon because Maddie started dotting her “i’s” with circles. Part of me hoped that maybe I was mistaken. Maybe circles for dots isn’t the sign for adolescence/teenage angst beginning after all. Maybe … Continue reading

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Couldn’t have said it better myself

I usually clean out the girls’ backpacks at the end of the school week to make sure I don’t miss anything important or leave a pb&j sandwich in the bottom for three days. Trust me when I say that isn’t … Continue reading

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