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I Miss My Mommy

June 25, 2010

I heard this many times this week.  It was Hayden’s first week of preschool.  And for the first time in awhile I couldn’t wait to pick him up from school, hold him, cater to him.  Because I missed him, too. The transition of going from spending 6.85 days a week with Mommy to spending...
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Opportunities Lost and Gained

June 21, 2010
Opportunities Lost and Gained

Last night I dreamed I went to BlogHer 2010.  The awesome part was that I met Aunt Becky.  The sad part was that I was dreaming, and I’m not going to the conference.  I will miss out on all of the networking, the bonding, the festivities, the 5K. When I first learned about the...
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I Got Nothin’

June 18, 2010

I’m spent.  Completely drained of energy and emotion.  I’ve got nothing of interest or controversy to write about. Oh, I could tell you about the near-head injuries we sustained this week: Sunday, a fall while attempting to climb up into the car seat, resulting in a backward tumble out of the car with posterior...
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Two Going On Thirteen

June 14, 2010

My two and a half year old is getting smart in his old age.  His wit shines through in daily conversations. Me:  “Hayden, how old are you?” Hayden: “Thirteen.” Me:  “Well, that explains a lot.” – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Or this...
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“Un-tuitive” Mom

June 3, 2010

Readers, times are rough. I often rely on my mother’s intuition, but for the past several months, my parenting skills, patience, and intuitive nature have been constantly challenged.  My son has become THAT KID.  The one who refuses to sleep.  The one who does something inappropriate on purpose.  The one in the discipline books....
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A Beard Story

May 20, 2010
A Beard Story

It was a nice day, so Hayden and I were at the park.  We went for a run, rode the train, and were enjoying the sunshine.  Hayden in his aviators, I in my grocery-store-favorites.  I was doing a little stretching while Hayden played in the grass when I noticed a man woman, about 20...
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Motherhood Is…

May 7, 2010
Motherhood Is…

Motherhood is like co-dependency. I long to get away.  To snap my fingers and instantly be somewhere hot and dry, sipping drinks with my girlfriends.  As much as I long to escape, even if just for a weekend, I can’t bear the thought of being away from my son.   I think I need...
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No More Peas

April 16, 2010

Hayden is innocently eating his lunch, which partly consisted of leftover pasta with peas from yesterday (yes, I should have known better, but then, what’s the point of leftovers if you have to come up with something else to serve?).  He starts sniffling, picking, then whimpering.  Whimpering takes on a more panicky tone.  I...
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Can You Blow Your Nose, Mommy?

April 16, 2010
Can You Blow Your Nose, Mommy?

This is what Hayden says when he wants me to blow his nose (we are still working on the pronouns).  A month or so ago, Hayden had yet another cold.  This last round, he really upped the ante on the nose blowing, asking dramatically at bedtime and at any other inconvenient time, really, even...
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Easter Bunnies Are Skeery…

April 11, 2010
Easter Bunnies Are Skeery…

As with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny often looks like an over-sized cartoon villain, with fur and a mask to conceal his true motives… “Want some candy, little boy?”  It’s totally appropriate for small children to cry when stuck onto that monster’s lap and laughed at. Hayden, however, is getting old enough to know...
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Evel Knievel

March 21, 2010

About 8 months ago, Hayden rode his Radio Flyer “turtle bike” down a full flight of stairs, in the house.  Neither one of us saw it happen.  We only heard the thuds and screaming as he went down.  Thank goodness those stairs were carpeted- Hayden sustained a bump and scrape to his forehead.  I...
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Laundry Boycott

March 18, 2010

I haven’t done any laundry for TWO DAYS.  It’s liberating, having all this extra time to clean the filthy sinks, baseboards, and railings.  The baskets are full (husband and son can dirty up some clothes), and as long as we’ve got clean underwear, I’m not washing anything.  But, I’ve got this feeling in the...
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Mommy, I Have a Baby In My Tummy

March 8, 2010

Hayden is fascinated with his body (along with everyone else’s).  With each passing week, he is enlightened by a new anatomical discovery, as he learns what his body parts can do and about the differences between boys and girls.  He seems to be getting a handle on the boobies issue (or the lack there...
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SAHM (Stay at Home Mom)

March 2, 2010

What am I doing all day? cleaning laundering cooking serving washing story reading making messes making lists hand wiping face wiping tear wiping booger wiping butt wiping dressing undressing pretend cooking lego building PBS watching kindergym-ing putting down for naps playing music pottying undies changing walking on eggshells managing tantrums having tantrums crying laughing...
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