Monthly Archives: March 2012

The More Things Change … The More I Have To Say!

So, here’s what I’ve been thinking about this afternoon — amid trips to school, loads of laundry and prepping dinner. (Insert a long pause while I try to remember just what it *was* that I sat down here to say.)  … … Continue reading

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Cookies and Fractions With a Narnian Princess

Last night a young princess arrived at our house for a visit. She traveled all the way from Narnia! And her name was Jessica, but we were told to call her Jessie, if we liked. She slept in our Katey’s … Continue reading

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The Fleeting Years of Childhood

Allyson, our first grader, volunteered to read to us before bed last night and went running to get the book she had gotten from the library at school. I was a little distracted as she began, but before long I … Continue reading

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Facing the Challenge

For most of my adult life, I’ve wished I could run. I don’t mean like when you’re being chased by a mountain lion. I’m pretty sure I could put on some speed in a situation like that. (Not enough speed … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Over This One. More. Time.

I found myself stating what surely, by now, must be The Obvious this afternoon to my girls. Perhaps it only seems obvious to me because I know for sure they’ve heard this from me, without doubt, at least ten times. Could … Continue reading

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WHAT Weekend?

I remember the days I used to count down to Saturday. Monday and Tuesday were sometimes bearable. Wednesday around noon I was half way there, and so on. I was especially prone to such mental exercises when I was dating … Continue reading

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Of Barbershops, Faux-Hawks and Germs

The other day we went with Jeff to the barbershop to hang out while he got a hair cut. (I know, you’re realizing how boring your life looks in comparison to mine, right?) As I sat there, attempting to read … Continue reading

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To My Kate

Hey, little girl! I’m writing this in hopes that you’ll one day be reading it, because I want to tell you about how we spent this morning — in case we’ve forgotten by then. You and your sister, after some … Continue reading

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Learning to Get Along (or Don’t You MESS With My Child!)

Many mornings I allow my first grader to choose whether she goes on the bus or gets driven to school. When I was a kid, having that choice wasn’t really an option because my parents didn’t have a car (they … Continue reading

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