Archive of ‘awkward’ category

CHRISTMAS – F*&K YES

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I decided this year that we aren’t celebrating Christmas. No, we are going to EXPERIENCE it. My kids are old enough now that the Christmas experiences make sense. When they were really little, the magic of the holidays was there, but not in all its glory. A weeks-old baby can barely even see the tree, […] Read more…

The New Normals of Parenting

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Whether you want it to happen or not, parenting introduces a whole new world. This world puts you in positions you never imagined you could be in. It introduces you to sights, sounds and smells you never wanted to experience. It is a nonstop rollercoaster that brings a new laugh, a new headache or a […] Read more…

I bring out the worst in my children.

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I bring out the worst in my children. Fellow mommies, holler if you hear me. How many times has your partner, or parents, or trusted caregiver made comments such as the following: “Oh, geez, your child NEVER acts that way with me!” “I swear your kids were happy until you showed up.” “Your son/daughter is […] Read more…

No, I will not play with you

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I remember being a child and using my imagination all day long. I could make up situations for toys to act out, allowing the plastic creatures to have conversations and go on adventures. As I got older, those imaginary conversations between toys morphed into daydreams about boys. Then thinking about dream jobs. Then planning for […] Read more…

The incident

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Do you know how intricately made Thomas the Train wooden figures are? Have you ever taken the time to really ponder the workmanship that goes into one? My daughter has been teething. I think. Her gums look creepy and she never sleeps or naps. My son has been potty training. I think. He has mastered […] Read more…

The Dentist

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You would never guess it from my parenting style, but I am a perfectionist. I am the person who wants to be the best at everything and, as is often the case, I am not and it drives me crazy. Every detail of my life is viewed as either a success or a failure. Success: […] Read more…

Oh, the horror

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I left the house while it was still dark outside. In the wee hours of the morning, few people were on the road and even fewer were in the grocery store. I quickly found what I needed and avoided all eye contact at checkout. On the way home, I told myself over and over that […] Read more…

Oh.my.god.

The other night while sitting on the couch, Monster started singing, “God, our Father, God, our Father, thank you for our mommies, thank you for our daddies.” First, I mean, how cute is that? He learned it at his amazing child-watch, which is part of a Christian organization. Second, uh-oh. Now what do I do? […] Read more…

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