Food – the enemy

October 8, 2014

I’ve been spoiled. My first born child is the best eater. As a baby, he devoured broccoli. His favorite treats being tomatoes. My biggest concern nutritionally with him has always been how I will be able to sustain my food budget once he’s in high school since he is such an eater!!! Gabby, on the other hand, has always eaten […]

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Even Duracell bunnies get tired

September 18, 2014

Long days are nothing new for my eldest. That child has frequently been compared to the Duracell bunny. He keeps going and going… From the point this child gave up his nap at the tender age of three, he fell asleep during the day (maybe) two times. He has never been one of those kids who fell asleep in transit […]

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My Cries

September 8, 2014

You know that expression, “falls on deaf ears?” Everything I say “falls on deaf ears.” I’ve developed a threshold of three – I can say something three times before I start to get aggravated. There’s literally nothing in the world I can say once and get results. What’s up with that? “We’re going to a birthday party at Wrigley Field. […]

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Anxiety In a Different Shape

August 13, 2014

Anxiety manifests in many different ways. Stomach aches, headaches, nervous cleaning – I totally understand all of that. What I don’t understand is psycho craziness as a sign of anxiety. Everyone knows that scene with the child wrapped around your leg because they are nervous and shy. When a child acts like a wound up crazy person, most people think […]

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Over Scheduled?!?!

July 30, 2014

As we are on the brink of August, thoughts and energy are being focused on plans for the fall. Emails are filling my inbox with reminders to register for a variety of activities. Basketball, ballet, soccer, gymnastics…oh my! I believe in a world where children’s schedules should be left open for creative play, for riding bikes until dusk, for play […]

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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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She said WHAT?!?

May 30, 2014

“Mommy!!! You never have time for us!” As if!!!! Gabby, that line might have worked when I was working and overcome with guilt but now all I do is live, eat and breathe you crazies!!!! Where do kids come up with this stuff? I sometimes feel like my kids are reading a manual, “How to Hit Mom Exactly Where It […]

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Job Wanted

May 28, 2014

I’m hiring. A mid-level manager to deal with the details of life. I prefer to be more of a high level manager. I’d like to be less involved with the particulars. Is that possible? Drew hit me, Gabby called me poopy face, insert Noah’s scream here, etc. etc. I spend all day sorting through fights about nonsense, arguments about nothing […]

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Star of the Universe

May 15, 2014

Drew is “Star of the Week” at school. He recently remarked that he wanted this week to never end. Who is this kid kidding, he’s star of the universe in our house. It’s Drew’s world that he sometimes lets us be a part of. And he has the nerve to say he always wants to be star of the week???? […]

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