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Twenty-five things I didn’t figure out in my twenties.

It was validating and somewhat therapeutic to write my previous post, describing some remarkable experiences in my last decade. If you haven’t read it, please take the time as it provides context for this subsequent list. I’m damn proud of … Continue reading

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Happy and Hard.

Oh that’s quite the title isn’t it? But really, it’s a good description of the past few weeks. Maybe add “crazy” except that’s just a given at this point I think. People tell me how busy I/we are, or how … Continue reading

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Seven Minutes.

I have seven free minutes this Saturday morning, as I sit at my computer and drink tea while Dot watches Sprout (a rare occurrence, indeed, I don’t even know the channel number!) and the other two sleep. I’ve thrown some … Continue reading

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One week.

I’m starting this post in a calm-ish half hour, the eye in the storm in you will. It’s Thursday afternoon, the husband is working and the children are at their respective childcare facilities. I just completed my last final paper, … Continue reading

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The Kiddo Connudrum.

This is not going to be a nice post. This is not going to be a politically correct post. This post does not represent how I feel every day. Or all day. Or most days. But this post is real. … Continue reading

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My First Ever New Year’s Resolutions.

Twenty-twelve. Welcome 🙂 I’ve never been one to do the resolution thing. Which is not to say I don’t make changes in my life; I think I tend to be more gradual and less, well…organized this time of year. Last … Continue reading

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Six months without sleep equals…night weaning?

M&M is now eleven months old. And her parents are eleven months exhausted. Give or take. I’m now looking back fondly on the first five months of co-sleeping, but it clearly did not suit M as well as it did … Continue reading

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When life comes fast and furious…

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Flexibility (as a family, through this transition).

Any brewing post ideas I ever have are long and involved. Or at least beyond the 5-10 consecutive free minutes I have had the past two weeks. And no, I am not exaggerating. With classes beginning next week I know … Continue reading

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Losing.

A few days ago I was overcome by the rather disconcerting idea that pretty much my whole life, the basis of my stay-at-home motherhood, is about losing. And by  “rather disconcerting” I mean, hit me like a freakin Mac truck. … Continue reading

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