Category Archives: Parenting

Twist and Shout: The Mask War Theme Song

  It seems to me our manners and common courtesy during this stressful pandemic pause have devolved to the level of frat house party. After multiple postponements of our visit back to our old hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, we … Continue reading

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Pass the Pi

I have this thing my husband calls my patent-pending salmon maneuver. If I see crowds going one way, I am compelled to go the opposite direction. If you tell me to do something, it’s very likely I won’t. I am in no way … Continue reading

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Cookies, Colds and Crap

You don’t get a cold from being cold. Germs, people! There is so much to worry about in our world right now; world leaders who thrive on stirring the pot, escalating tensions in North Korea and the Middle East, crime … Continue reading

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Bare, Bear and Harry Potter

It’s been a busy few weeks. A lot has happened, and I have found myself saying and hearing things I hope to never give audience to again. My top 10: “Could you please remove your (bare, hairy, smelly) foot from my armrest?” … Continue reading

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Ode To a Basement Dweller

The time has finally arrived. Our nest will once again be empty, starting this Saturday. Our basement dweller of almost a year is moving into his own apartment. There are certainly plusses and minuses to this development. Basement dweller (BD) has … Continue reading

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All My Mundanity

As a young(ish) mom, I treasured time with my little boys, but sometimes I needed a break, especially during the long, hot summer stretches of school vacation. I am sure my kids were not so very different from any others, but in my … Continue reading

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Spinach, Anyone?

There is a younger mom in my yoga class. She has a bad case of First Time Parent Syndrome (FTPS). We older moms were discussing and laughing over predicaments our now grown children found themselves in whilst “maturing.” She rather … Continue reading

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I Win I Win I Win

“I win I win I win!” he cried joyfully as he ran celebratory laps around the kitchen table, fists pumping in the air, arms flailing. This was the reaction of my then seven-year-old son on being crowned the first winner of our … Continue reading

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Thanks, Teach!

I think we all have that one teacher, that one unforgettable educator that made a profound difference in our lives and/or the lives of our children. I would like to specifically acknowledge my sons’ junior high social studies teacher. I … Continue reading

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Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

What I learned from a summer spent with my 21-year-old: Immaturity is contagious… and fun. A $20 blow-up kiddie pool can be turned into a fabulous day spa, complete with frozen margaritas and music. Technology is our friend. Who knew … Continue reading

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