Monthly Archives: February 2017

We Pee Kings

“Just you wait.  When you potty train your son, pee will get everywhere.” “Yeah, right,” I thought to myself, thinking this was yet another know-it-all trying to overshare.  Fortunately, this sort of thing seems to come way more infrequently the … Continue reading

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Everything’s Just Fine and Dandelion

I’ll be honest: we really don’t care much about our yard.  We’re working on it, sure, but that’s been one of the things that as working parents of 2 young kiddos we’ve had to “let go.”  Will cuts the grass … Continue reading

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Things Aren’t Always What They STEAM

I’ve found another layer of “mom-guilt:” the variety in which by doing good for an organization or institution that your kid is involved with you miss actual involvement with your kid(s). ┬áLast night, Stella’s school had a STEAM night. ┬áSTEAM … Continue reading

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One Is the Onliest Number?

“No, Stewwa!  Nooooooooo!” That’s the sound I hear just before the true jackassery begins – the chasing around the couch, the screaming, the inevitable injury and associated howling.  This is all very familiar now.  This does not make it any … Continue reading

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If At Worst You Don’t Succeed…

I’m sorry, y’all.  I have simply been too busy to read much less write.  At this point, I feel like a giant zit about to pop.  I can never catch up and write about everything that’s happened.  So I’ll share … Continue reading

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“I have a tail!” Felix excitedly tells my mother.  They’re FaceTiming each other.  In an unusual move, he requested it.  Usually Stella is the FaceTime fan, yammering on about all manner of arcane topics – how on one version of … Continue reading

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Hear and Now

Saturday morning transcript: Stella: “This is a puppy.  You have to marry her and read her this magazine.” Felix: “I’m going to scratch this couch.  Gaaaaaaahh!” Me (to self): What kind of interspecies bullshit is this? Stella (singing off-key to … Continue reading

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