Category Archives: Parenting

The Whole Is Greater Than the Summer Of Its Parts

About a month ago, I was talking to my good friend, M (I’ll stop short of calling her the Divine Ms. M, only because that’s already been taken, but she is and she’s the mother of my bonus child, fighter … Continue reading

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Germs and Conditions

Ours is not a “family that gets sick” kind of household.  I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I’ve had to take Stella to a doctor outside of regular checkups and ADHD visits.  Same … Continue reading

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These Boots are Made for Walking Pneumonia

I’ve been feeling like merde for the past couple of months, finally going to urgent care on Memorial Day, at which point I was told I had a sinus infection and – brace yourself – a cough.  I was given … Continue reading

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Suck In the Middle With You

I’ll be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit down about my kids lately.  I know it’s summer and I’m supposed to be taking it easy, but it still hasn’t been easy. I’ll start with Stella, as that one seems a … Continue reading

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Who, What, Where, When, and Nye

We are easing into summer after returning from vacation.  It’s been a week.  The kids have done pretty well, although Stella is about to go on a major YouTube/device diet.  I swear those things are a portal through which demons … Continue reading

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Everything But the Kitchen Synch

“I hate you all,” said Stella, Will, and I almost in unison. We didn’t mean it… much. Felix did dude stuff in the background, largely oblivious. That’s his wheelhouse. I think he was talking about a paper birch tree. We … Continue reading

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Smother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day out there. It’s been a hell of a few days.  We had a pretty impressive front stall out starting Thursday  night, and all the experts said we were doomed.  They said it so loud and emphatically that … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Wins

Today, for roughly 3 minutes, I became one of those parents. Today, for roughly 3 minutes, I lost my damn mind and behaved like some feral mom-beast. I took the kids to their first jiu jitsu tournament. I know, I … Continue reading

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Load to Nowhere

I feel the need to apologize.  I think once upon a time, my blog was kind of funny.  I mean, I’m no stand-up comedian, but I’ve been told I can be a bit witty.  Lately, I have not been.  Like, … Continue reading

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End the Knee

Spring break has come and gone, and the Bomb Factory traveled to Virginia Beach and back.  We saw antique planes, a very old lighthouse, Jamestown and Powhatan villages, and best of all, Busch Gardens.  Stella was proud as punch that … Continue reading

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