Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Secret to Great Writing

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The Dead Dads Club

I went to a funeral today. My friend’s husband’s father died last Saturday and the service was today. To be honest, I had a rough morning. I felt anxious and was snippy with my husband and the kids. I also…

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Like Soap Bubbles

On Saturday morning, I checked my email. I checked my email and I saw a message from my friend. I opened the message and learned that her husband’s father had died just an hour before she wrote the message. He…

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Floating

Last night was strange. It was our daughter’s preschool auction/fundraiser. In my mind, it should have been fun. What’s not fun about getting gussied up and heading out without the kids? What’s not fun about mingling with people we know…

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Name My Sister’s Baby Girl!

You know just how much I love baby name posts. (Here’s the post where I asked you to help me name Little Girl. It’s the all-time most popular post on this blog!) And I know just how much you love…

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Pajamas. Presence. Peace.

Thursday here and the brood is still battling the ugliness that is the flu. My oldest finally surrendered last night about an hour after we put her to bed. We found her curled up in a vast pond of vomit,…

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How Do We Prevent Our Children From Becoming Spoiled Brats?

My girls are really good kids. At least I think so. They watch a fair bit of television and their nutritional proclivities need some work, but they are kind, thoughtful little creatures. I’m proud of this. I hope it continues.…

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Misery & Family

Spoke too soon about no one else here getting sick. My middle girl was the next to go. She got hit yesterday afternoon when I was picking her big sister up from school. By the time we got home, she’d…

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My Kids Are Amazing. (And I Am Tired.)

{If you are not so into drawn-out family vomit sagas, stop now.}
Maybe I was feeling extra vulnerable yesterday because I knew deep down that my entire family was about to be ravaged by the stomach flu that sidelined me…

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Vulnerability Is a Good Thing

My favorite posts on this blog are my vulnerable ones. The ones where I sit at this screen and admit being lost, examine my struggles, and say: I don’t know. To me, these posts are the most raw, the most…

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