Category Archives: Livia Says

That Can Wait

The shower is the perfect place to think random thoughts. Today, as I washed my hair, I was thinking about how easy it is prioritize when dealing with the world’s problems (i.e., things that are not within your power to … Continue reading

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Snappy Saying

“No cuts, no buts, no coconuts.” Livia says that this is what you tell a kid who tries to cut into line. Good to know.

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So Much for Wisdom

After watching Livia neatly pour milk for herself today, I thought she deserved a compliment. I said to my husband, “Wow. Livia has gotten so much better at pouring her own milk.” Her father, trying to impart some fatherly wisdom, … Continue reading

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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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