Category Archives: Livia Says

Always Remembered

It’s dangerous to leave your journal lying around, because someone might read it. Or they might write in it! Hmmm. Maybe I should leave my journal laying around more often. Maybe it’s a good way to keep up with what’s … Continue reading

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Her Holiday List

One evening before Christmas I was talking to my mom about Christmas lists. Livia came into the room. She must have liked what she heard of my half of the conversation. Unbeknownst to me, she started making her own Christmas … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

I went into my daughter’s room to get her up this morning. She was sitting on her bed, sorting through her Pokemon cards. Among the Pokemon tins was one smaller, different tin. She told me I could open it, so … Continue reading

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Sweet Mommy, Sweet Daughter

I usually get up late on the weekends. It’s my reward for getting up early during the week. When I finally dragged myself downstairs this morning my husband said, “Watch out, kids. It’s the Red Woman Morning Monster!” The kids … Continue reading

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It’s Not Working

My kids come home from school before I’m done with work. They don’t understand that I need to keep working. They ask me for things, and I keep telling them they’re going to have to wait. Even after I’ve finished … Continue reading

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It’s About F—ing Time!

In June of 2017 I wrote a post about the time that Livia asked me what the f-word meant. I wondered what my husband had done to expose her to that word. He told me there was a story behind … Continue reading

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Thanks for That

I was sitting in my office one day when Livia came in and asked, “What does ‘f—‘ mean?” I had recently made a promise to myself to be honest when the kids asked about swear words. But still, I attempted … Continue reading

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Ambitious

Livia has been learning about tools and woodworking at school. Here is a conversation that we had one day after she got home. Livia: I got to use a drill at school today. A real live drill! Mommy: That’s great. … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

Dear Kids, It was a tough Christmas season. The election of Donald Trump threw a pall over the whole year’s end, and it seemed like everyone was grumpy. Good cheer was so lacking that I nearly cried from happiness one … Continue reading

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Anatomy 101

The kids have an anatomy book that was written for children. It talks about the birds and the bees, and it has some interesting art, including a depiction of a woman giving birth. Livia took one look at that and … Continue reading

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