Category Archives: kids


The natural thing to do of course, is to write a post about your birthday. I wasn’t going to; it seemed sort of unimaginative and self-indulgent, not unlike the Facebook posts wishing happy birthday to infants and family pets.  Tee … Continue reading

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soccer mom

My girls finished their inaugural soccer season recently, and I have come to the realization that I am, frankly, a terrible soccer mom. I mean, I’m a great soccer mom in the sense that I scramble home after work three … Continue reading

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agglomerate (n): a jumbled mass or collection of something

Tee got new bedroom furniture yesterday.  She and her sister are away at their grandparents’ for the week, and I can’t wait to see her reaction when she gets home to see the mini-makeover in her room.   I’ve been stalking … Continue reading

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don’t let the bedbugs bite

Our babies grow up, bit by very little bit, and often we are too busy, or too proud, or just too damn obtuse to notice. But other times, maybe ordinary times, maybe paint-dryingly dull times, we do notice.  And in noticing, … Continue reading

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argh. no, i’m not a pirate; just argh.

Yes, I vowed to post more. I vowed to tell my husband about my blog, and to make the time for it and to enjoy it and do it well. I generally hate making excuses for myself, but this time … Continue reading

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Dee has a friend over; we couldn’t find anybody home to come and play with Tee, so she is on her own, flailing between desolation and incomprehensible fury, doing her best to be a royal pain in the ass, the … Continue reading

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you’re no fool

I picked up my life and moved across the country to be with your father in May.  By December, we knew what we’d already suspected:  we wanted to spend our lives together and build a family.  After casually trying to … Continue reading

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