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Here Comes Christmas

Dear Kids, Christmas always sneaks up on me. No matter how much Christmas prep I think I’ve done before and right after Thanksgiving, it’s never enough. Come December, every day brings new tasks that must be done or else the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2015

I had a great Mother’s Day this year. First, there was the treasure trove that the kids brought home with them from school. Livia gave me a tile with a picture of her on it. Marshall gave me a marigold … Continue reading

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Leprechaun Trap 2015

Last year the kids made a leprechaun trap. They failed to catch a leprechaun, but they got some candy for their trouble. They were determined to do even better in 2015. This year’s leprechaun trap was made from a Build-A-Bear … Continue reading

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Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 was Livia’s first Christmas and Marshall’s third. We talked to Marshall about Santa Claus many times in the weeks approaching Christmas, and he learned to recognize the fat man in the red, fur-lined coat, but he still didn’t … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Memories

To celebrate Mother’s Day to its fullest, here are some wonderful things that my kids have done recently. Earlier this week, I recorded myself reading Dear Zoo to Marshall. The recorder picked up not only my voice, but also Marshall … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

I’m beginning to understand why they say that you shouldn’t be judgmental of how other people raise their children. In parenthood as in other aspects of life, what works for other people may not work for you, and vice versa. … Continue reading

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You Mean Me?

As she worked on my hair, my hairdresser asked me what I was doing for Mother’s Day. I replied, “Oh, nothing much. We’re just sending cards to our mothers.” And she said, “No, I mean for you.” Duh. I’m a … Continue reading

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The Fun’s Not Over

Christmas may be over, but there’s still fun to be had, at least Poirot would think so. He says, Me–I am not an Englishman. . . . In my country, Christmas, it is for the children. The New Year, that … Continue reading

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Infestation

It’s April now and Christmas was a long time ago, but I have to tell you a story about the Christmas tree. That tree was quite likely the ugliest tree we had ever had. It was also, without a doubt, … Continue reading

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Disappointing Day After

On this day— I was disappointed that the closest CVS did not have my favorite types of Easter candy on sale today. How can they not have Mini Eggs?

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