The Illusion of Relaxation

July 23, 2014

Explain to me how twenty minutes back home could undo all the hard work I put into getting to a point of relaxation (and I mean HARD work). It’s not easy to de-stress. It’s not easy to get to a point where life can move at a moderate speed, where your only responsibility is to think about yourself and hear […]


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Calm?

July 16, 2014

While Noah was getting his second haircut, he was screaming bloody murder. One of the ladies exclaimed that he must not be my first because I was so calm!!!! You talking to me??? Calm??? Hmmmm Lady, I’ve decided to tell you about somethings I’m not calm about. I am not calm when my six year old, who should have aged […]


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Naps – friend or foe?

July 14, 2014

I have a love/hate relationship with naps. For as many reasons as I love them, almost every single one of those same reasons I hate. I am a strong believer that good sleep breeds good sleep. If Noah gets a good, solid nap, chances are that he’ll be sleepier for bedtime and have a better nights sleep. I don’t know […]


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Baseball

July 10, 2014

A couple weeks ago Drew started baseball. He’s been gearing up for this from his days in the womb. His dream of participating in America’s past-time is now a realization. I just assumed we’d slide into this as he would slide into home base, with skill and ease. Was I nuts?!?!? I always felt like the tee was holding him […]


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The results of a fun weekend

July 7, 2014

After a weekend full of… fireworks, parades, and first time sleepovers, the kids are down for the count!! Fevers, exhaustion and crabbiness has sunk in at monster sized quantities. Therefore, mom is not at her best (as pictured below)… Please someone send out a rescue party!!!


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Manipulation

July 1, 2014

Drew calls the shots in our family. If he doesn’t like a restaurant, we never eat there again. If he wants to play something, there’s no rest until we are all participating. Gabby has had to find other ways to get her voice heard. Recently, she is the “loudest” by attacking (smothering) Noah. It’s the only real way she knows […]


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The Enormity of Play Dates

June 30, 2014

This weekend, per usual, had a revolving door of children come through. Play dates for Drew and play dates for Gabby passed through around the clock. It is a delightful way to spend the day. The kids keep each other busy and leave Mom and Dad alone (well, bother us less at least). My mom always says that having grandchildren […]


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They Are Who They Are…for better or worse

June 27, 2014

“I was afraid sports camp was just too much sports for my son.” I’m sorry lady whose child is well balanced, sports camp actually does not have enough sports for my son. Is that possible?!? Capture the flag, time of my life when I was at the tender age if 6 until maybe even 15. Hell, I think I might […]


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Dear Gabby

June 26, 2014

Four years…in some ways I can’t believe I’ve ONLY known you four years. In other ways, it feels like you were literally born yesterday. This has been a hard year – the battle between independence and neediness. I’m sorry if I was frustrated managing these two developmental challenges. In my heart, I’m so proud of the strong independence you exert. […]


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Reading Fun…or something like that

June 19, 2014

Drew just finished kindergarten and he is completely, without a doubt not even close to reading or writing. Some of his friends have absolutely been bit by the reading bug, but Drew seems to be wearing repellent. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not concerned. I think he is a bright, young, immature kid. As advanced as he’s been at his […]


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