Tag Archives: germs

The Stars and Wipes Forever

Being a mom is often gross.  Childbirth – regardless of method- is full of blood and guts and fluids and other stuff.  And what’s next?  Diapers.  For years. It doesn’t get much better after that. There’s snot, booger-eating, puking, that-time-that-Stella-ate-cat-puke, … Continue reading

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Green Eggs and Hamper

One of Felix’s newest obsessions is the white wicker hamper in our room.  Will gets totally skeeved out about it, asking if I’m aware of how gross a hamper is and how many germs are in there.  I suppose I’m … Continue reading

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Les Messérables

Things have felt a bit more unmanageable than usual lately.  Sure, some of it is pre-holiday angst.  What gifts are we getting for whom and can we afford it and when can we order/buy said gifts based on our bank … Continue reading

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Clark the Herald Angels Sing

As I took my children to school last Friday morning, I found myself uttering the phrase “we’ll have more fun than any family has the right to have.”  It hit me: I am a female version of Clark W. Griswold, … Continue reading

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From Ear to Eternity

Like so many children before him -his father and myself among them – Felix may be cruising for tubes in his ears.  Just last week we were back at the doctor’s office for the second time in as many weeks … Continue reading

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Germ Limits

I’ve always considered myself to be a fairly logical, pragmatic person.  I dislike reacting emotionally to pretty much anything and everything.  I think that’s part of why being pregnant was such a drag; those hormones do a number on you, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Give a Luck

This is an old and kind of gross story, but it’s necessary for the rest of the post, which is about luck.  Here goes: Once upon a time when Will and I started dating, he was driving this old Nissan … Continue reading

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Coup de Toddler

I look around sometimes when it’s quiet (Did I really just say that?) and don’t recognize my life.  Some things are physical about myself: I have some wrinkles.  Mostly on my forehead, some around my eyes. I have gained a … Continue reading

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Filthing Station

I was treated to an unusually rough morning today.  In addition to being awakened by Felix every 2 hours on the nose along with Stella being unusually restless last night (congested, coughing, and talking in her sleep), I was greeted … Continue reading

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Mulch Ado About Nothing

Stella made it through an entire day at school yesterday.  There was nary a phone call or email.  Around 12:15 I started getting really anxious, as that’s when the dreaded nap time is set to begin.  By 1:45, I was … Continue reading

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