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A Door Has Closed, But It Closed Softly.

January 12, 2012

Those of you who have been with me for awhile know about the loss I’ve experienced (if not, you can read about it here and here). For almost two years we have tried to have a second child.  I have been pregnant three times and had three miscarriages, the latest one just this week....
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Tuesday’s List

January 10, 2012

This kid never ceases to confuse humor me.  I can’t believe he actually says this stuff.  I couldn’t make this shit up! My dad said in Nork City tomorrow a big parade is going on there. Probably when Stella* is older she will grow a baby in her tummy. I am glad I don’t...
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The Bag of Hope

December 19, 2011

I open the door to an almost empty waiting room. “Can you sign in here please?” Why is there nobody here?  This can’t be a good sign. I sign in, hand the receptionist my necessary cards. “Oh, I talked to you yesterday, didn’t I?  You’ve been having some problems, right?” Girl, I got problems...
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Santa Isn’t Just For Crybabies

December 9, 2011
Santa Isn’t Just For Crybabies

Everywhere I look they are restless. Throwing caramel corn on the floor.  Running around, wild-eyed and over-tired.  Fussing because they are hungry and tired.  Crying because it is 48º and nearing bedtime. We wait in line for what seems like an eternity.  We are holding hands, beacons of stillness amongst the chaos. This was...
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Tuesday’s List

December 6, 2011

Things have been a little feral around here this week. Lots of eating and destruction. And nudity. Such is the life of a four year-old. – – – – – – – – – – That is all the “better” I can do. Mommy, I think for Christmas you will get some tile.  From...
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Tuesday’s List

November 29, 2011

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Tuesday’s List, but that’s not to say things have been quiet around here.  Hayden is more observant than ever. And becoming quite the backseat driver. It’s a great day for snacks! We’ve got to take care of the earth so no supernova comes. I’ve got a lot...
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Crazy Chemical Surprise

November 24, 2011
Crazy Chemical Surprise

Happy Thanksgiving! And now, for the real post. In an effort to keep things fresh, I like to mix things up a bit.  I mix up the flour before I spoon it out for baking.  I mix up the coffee before measuring my scoops. And while in the car I like to mix the...
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Tuesday’s List

November 8, 2011

Why do children always get sick at the most inopportune times?  Hayden has the croup.  Just in time, too, as we are getting on an airplane Thursday morning.  Tuesday’s List is a bit short this week since he stopped talking yesterday and took up barking.  I should have known he was getting sick because...
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From Savages to Sandwiches

October 5, 2011

When Hayden was a baby I adamantly adhered to the “no TV before two” rule.  He did not watch TV, and we were very careful about not having the TV on when he was in the room. Once he turned two?  It was game-on. Thomas. Wonder Pets. Little Bear. Calliou. And then we moved...
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Tuesday’s List

October 4, 2011

Hayden was tired of me painting and demolishing a long time ago, and he has definitely been making himself heard.  Here are some of the things he said this week.  As usual, his comments are, well, very Hayden.  I don’t live in Los Angeles, I live in Cognito. No! In Nork City there’s a...
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Funny Music

September 26, 2011

Is this a lady? No, it’s  man. No, it’s a lady! (giggling) No, it’s a man.  He just has a high voice. What’s this music called? Yaz. Yaz? (full-on laughing) Y-a-z.  Yaz. This is funny music, isn’t it, Mommy!  
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Tuesday’s List

August 23, 2011

If my son wasn’t a contender for the most confusing entertaining three year-old on the planet before, he certainly is now.  All of these statements were blogworthy (duh), but the last one?  That one gets me every time. I want screen time! Mommy, the Tourdie France is on! Mommy, why is my penis big?...
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Apparently, Art Camp Has a Dress Code

August 11, 2011

I have enrolled Hayden, breaker of all crayons, in art camp.  Creative Arts Camp, to be specific.  Which, by the tuition, you’d think included a new violin for each kid. Because I certainly cannot play with tiny Legos for the entire month of August while he is on vacation from school, especially when I...
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Speaking of Family

July 31, 2011

I’m back!  And right before I have to leave again, too.  BlogHer11 is just four days away! I haven’t been writing this week because I just didn’t have it in me.  On top of preparing for my new life as a pirate (a transition that will take place in just a few short weeks),...
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