Category Archives: parenting

Five years

My sweet Skeeter, It has been five years since you made your unexpected appearance, a day earlier than your scheduled entrance. Clearly you wanted and demanded to be born on October 10th of 2010. Your dad and I never have … Continue reading

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Mama’s Night Out

A Phish concert as self-care?  I can hear you all snickering.  Unless you know what fuels me, then you cannot begin to understand how amazing that concert was to my soul.  Music is a part of my life.  Certain bands help … Continue reading

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Push and Pull of Back to School

Munch started back to school on Tuesday. My sweet Skeeter had a staggered start for 4K, so she didn’t start back to school until Wednesday. Rather than send her to daycare I decided to spend the day with her. I … Continue reading

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My heart is heavy again and grieves for the ugliness that resides in our country.  The arrest of Sandra Bland appalled me.  I do not understand how it escalated so quickly.  The officer asked her a question, and she responded … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Thank You

To the little girls who made me a mom, I thank you both for loving me so unconditionally.  Munch, my firstborn, you are the one who made me a mama.  I love how you see me.  You really know your … Continue reading

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

Last week was spring break for us.  I hadn’t planned on taking a break from the blog, but I did.  I got to finally make my way through three books (paper editions) which was so fantastic. We went to the … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village: Skeeter

My husband and I could not do this journey alone.  It truly does take a village.  In the case of our sweet Skeeter, we receive some additional help to manage her vesicouretal reflux – in laymen’s terms, bladder reflux.  Each … Continue reading

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