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29 Jan a dilemma

  I just spent 25 minutes helping Miles "go potty," which is to say, I kept him company while he sat on the toddler potty, talked about his penis, fine-tuned his potty humor ("Look my butt, Mama. Butt. Butt. Butt.") and requested I sing You Are...

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13 Dec debut performance

I am NOT cut out to be a stage mom. In fact, I went into this whole recital thing dragging my heels. Dress rehearsals?! New shoes?! Costumes??! I have to curl her hair?! Bah! We don't even own hairspray! Humbug!  That is, until I saw...

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26 Nov a conversation

. Miles: I have sisscotti peese, Mama?B: But you don't like biscotti, Miles. It's too crunchy. You can't eat it.Miles: NO! I HAVE SISSCOTTI MAMA. NOW! PEESE!B: Mommy, he doesn't like biscotti! Don't give it to him!Miles: NO B! STOP! I LIKE SISSCOTTI! I LIKE...

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04 Nov health care crisis

Remember when Miles cut his chin and I took him to Urgent Care? The doctor washed the cut and glued it shut. Easy peasy. We spent maybe 5 minutes in the doc's care.The bill came today. Anyone else see a problem here?I'm thankful for group...

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21 Oct 2

Every night before bed, I rock Miles and sing "You Are My Sunshine." He nuzzles into the crook of my neck and his feather soft hair brushes my cheek. I rub his back and steal a whiff of his honey sweet breath. We've been doing...

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09 Sep the shirt

Parents: Do you ever develop a sentimental attachment to clothing your kids have worn?I love owls, and when B was about a year old, I saw this adorable owl print shirt at Target on sale for $3. I snatched it up and dressed her in...

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28 Jun getting it wrong

* Do you ever have one of those weeks when you get it all wrong? Everything. Totally, utterly wrong. This week it was:1) Letting exhaustion speak to my kids with a harsh tone.2) Denying B "one more kiss" at bedtime because she's already had 20...

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16 Jun gonna make a pie

Have you ever made something with the intention to share it, but then, you know, it looks and smells so yummy that you end up taking it all for yourself?I tossed together the ingredients while the kids sat at the table eating lunch. My plan:...

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