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Home on the Rage

I did something today I’ve never done in my professional life; after sitting at my desk for an hour, I decided I was too angry to be at work.  So I left.  I spoke to my immediate supervisor.  He was … Continue reading

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Puppet Maestro

I can’t be the only person who’s noticed this, but I believe that living with a child is akin to living with someone suffering from multiple personality disorder.  It’s like the United States of Tara minus the cursing and sex. … Continue reading

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The Pen(icillin) Is Mightier Than the Sword

Dear Future Stella on the eve of some Mother’s Day, I don’t know how old you’ll be when I let you read this, but consider this a “cashing in” of sorts.  As I write this, you are roughly 3.5 years … Continue reading

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Who, What, Where, When, and Whine?

It was a typical Sunday around our house.  Will and I were doing that frantic parental juggling act of trying to A) get shit done around the house, B) feed the children and ourselves, C) prepare for the upcoming week, … Continue reading

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The Rage of Innocence

This is another blog post about anger.  This time it’s not me that was angry. This past Sunday our house lost power.  While we came through the hurricane all right, they needed to cut our lines to work safely in … Continue reading

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Fit’s a wonderful life

There needs to be an instruction manual for being a parent.  Sure, you can’t predict everything and some things boil down to parenting style, but there are a few useful tips that I haven’t seen anywhere that would be useful.  … Continue reading

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It’s been a while.  The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, dominated by the stomach virus from hell (already detailed in a previous post) and vacation.  I should probably put vacation in quotes.  Here’s why: … Continue reading

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Twisting sister

A few days ago in “Nightmare on Elmo Street,” I spoke of Stella’s new “exploration” with her fingernails.  This has started to metamorphose into some kind of emotional/tantrum type thing that I do not care for so much.  Whenever she’s … Continue reading

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