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Musings #35: The True Story of Santa (#ibelieveinsanta)

Seven. That’s the age I knew, through evidence analysis, that Santa wasn’t real in a singular way.   I let go of a lot of things, but that pipe-smoking, jolly, old … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

What’s Up Doc #19: Hello. Is It Me You’re Looking For?

Hello, people! I know that the blog has been hibernating for the most part, but I thought I would give you an update. What the hell have you been doing? … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

What’s Up Doc #17: Chores and Bikes

I am still alive despite the cobwebs all up in here! My husband was out of state for a week, we spent four days painting gazebo fencing by hand, I’ve … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Musings #25: Happy Sixth Birthday to My Baby Girl

Here we are again with my annual reflection on the wonder that is you First Born.    What a year!    This winter you took up skiing with your dad and not … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 8 Comments

Musings #24: Ten Simple Party Tips That Will Save Your Sanity and Your Budget

  10.   Nothing says party like the gift wrap aftermath.    Don’t be too hasty and throw out the tissue paper–especially the stuff that has a coating on it that keeps … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Musings #23: Dear Daughter (On Your First Day of Kindergarten)

Dear Sweet Pea: When I walked you to the door of the school, we were a few minutes early and I tried to slow you down.  That morning you woke … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Musings #22: Ten Things For Summer

I haven’t done a top ten in a while, so here is one people normally do back at the start of summer.  It is not as if I have a … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

That’s Totally Random #16: The Adventures of a Cardboard Box

I’ve been working on a cardboard box project for my son’s third birthday party that will be posted as a mad craft after the event next week.  In the mean … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Musings #20: Brain Games and the Tragic Forgetting of Small Children in Hot Cars

Think about all the times you’ve driven to work every day, sometimes for years, on the same route.  How many times have you arrived at work or at home at … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Musings #19: Grandmother Arrested for Leaving 13 Year Old to Watch Siblings in the Car

In Georgia (USA) on April 26 on a day where the high temperature of the day was 85 degrees F at 6:30pm in the evening, a grandmother — a retired … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 10 Comments

Product Review #10: Hot Wheels Turbine Twister Track Set (For Girl and Boys)

We are really drowning in train track and car tracks around here. We received this Hot Wheels Turbine Twister as a gift last year and it has provided a lot … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Picture This Picture That #17: Summer Reminiscences

 

March 8, 2015 · 7 Comments

Musings #12: Ten Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Mother

1.  You will pick your baby’s nose, ears, and scalp. 2.  You will drop crumbs and sauce on your baby’s head as you hold them and eat, and not brush it … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 7 Comments

Picture This Picture That #15: Fearless

March 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Musings #11: One-Liner Wednesday

Daughter:  *says something clever* Me:  “Yes, that’s right!  I didn’t know you knew that.” Daughter:   “That’s because I’m a jesus!” (Keep in mind that we are atheists and the mis-wording … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

Article #7: In Some Places Leaving Children Unsupervised Until Eighteen is Neglect

I have watched these reports bulk up over the last ten years, and I  am floored at the things people are calling CPS about,  and the reprimands parents are getting.     … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 12 Comments

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