Category Archives: Parenting

The Chokey-Pokey

Something strange is happening to me as a mom, and it’s rather uncomfortable.  Twice last week I ordered Stella to kick some boys’ asses – one kid academically, and the other for real.  Sort of. In the jungle of 3rd … Continue reading

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The Guilted Lily

“Mom, I don’t think many kids want to hang out with me.  I don’t think I have many friends.” That’s what Stella said to me earlier this week.  My mom-heart has been a little bit broken ever since.  I stayed … Continue reading

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Lime of the Ancient Mariner

Do y’all ever have weeks that are just strange?  I’m coming off of one of those. For starters, we have officially survived our first full week of jiujitsu.  I had originally only planned on sending them twice a week, but … Continue reading

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He Said, She Shed

I am generally a pretty energetic person.  I’m task-oriented and like to get shit done.  One of my all-time favorite sensations is scratching things off lists.  I have a hard time relaxing at night until all my “stuff” is done: … Continue reading

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Get Your Fix on Routine 66

I’ve written loads before on how my kids have ADHD and that during holidays and summers the lack of routine can wreak havoc with our entire household.  To this day, I’m a bedtime Nazi, and we rarely go out and … Continue reading

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The Taming of the New

So happy new year and all that.  What’s new?  What’s old?  What’s happening? I’m a pretty logical person, I think, unless swept up in the throes of extreme sleep deprivation or hormones.  I think resolutions are bogus.  I used to … Continue reading

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I List a Girl

One of my most favorite bloggers Joey, (http://jolenemottern.com/) just threw this list thing up on her page.  Of course I read it, as she makes me feel like I’m having a real off-the-cuff, witty-banter Gilmore Girlish kind of experience.  Then … Continue reading

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Chairman of the Bored

I’ve always been a little different, I guess. In high school I ran with the “alternateens;” we were a group of emo- new wave- punk rock mashup kids, dressed mostly in black, smoking cigarettes and sullenly sneering at fans of … Continue reading

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Be Good for Goodness Stake

I’m not even going to apologize.  Yes, I’ve missed y’all – both reading your stuff and sharing my own.  But I realized that this blog – or the regular maintenance/contribution to it – was becoming “something else” for me to … Continue reading

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Bell Scurv(y)

I suppose things are settling down, folks are settling in.  We have all survived birthday season, with Stella bringing up the rear a couple of days ago.  I have an 8 year old, y’all.  How the hell did THAT happen? … Continue reading

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