Category Archives: Parenting

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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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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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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