Tag Archives: Parenting

Poor Man’s Parsley?

Tonight we ate salmon with basil butter, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Cody served himself a piece of the salmon which happened to have a large sprig of parsley on the top.  He was uncertain what it was, so he … Continue reading

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Kitchen Counter Clutter

When the boys were younger, I used to find all sorts of various creations and random items set up for display at the end of our hallway.  They would spend a lot of time building with their cardboard bricks – … Continue reading

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Letting Go

I was fully planning on being one of those parents, the ones who read parenting books in a (what I now know is futile) attempt to arm themselves with answers, to better understand the role of a parent.  Husband and … Continue reading

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Need some Milk to go with that Bowl of Red Blood Cells?

Breakfast conversation: It started with bran and our ignorance on the subject. Lately Cody’s favorite breakfast cereal is All-Bran.  I know.  It is a strange cereal to be declared anyone’s favorite cereal, much less a ten year olds.  I think … Continue reading

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The Double Standard of Belief (or What to Wear to a Hanukkah Party)

My parents were both raised to believe in God.  Both of them, somewhere along the way, chose to stop. I was raised to notice and believe in the wholeness and beauty of nature.  That was our belief system, although at … Continue reading

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Skinny Dipping is the Answer

Yesterday afternoon Carter and I were sitting pool-side enjoying popsicles.  His was raspberry.  Mine was lime.  It was hot, maybe 108 or so and the popsicles were dripping. Try as we might, we could not keep up with the drips.  … Continue reading

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My Sick Day Rule(s)

The scans came back normal.  So did the X-rays.  After talk of keeping him overnight, he was released and Husband came home with Cody a bit before 11 last night.  This means Cody’s shunt is fine and we are not … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Car Conversations

Car driving conversation are the best.  Out of the blue, Carter had this to say: carter: When I grow up I might be a librarian.  me: Ah.  That would be a good choice. carter: I like to read.  Reading is … Continue reading

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“Momma – It Just Runs in the Family!”

Today Husband took Cody to a physical therapy evaluation.  School had ended by the time they were done and so he dropped Cody off at my school to hang out with me in my classroom so he could go back … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Stand Up Pee-er (or Two)

One morning, not too long ago, I was awaken by the voices of the two resident little people – Cody and Carter.  At first I could not make out what they were saying as their voices were muffled by their … Continue reading

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