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I can’t be that mom

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I can’t be the mom whose house is always clean. We will always have crumbs on the floor and fingerprints on the door. I can’t be the mom whose outfit is always cute. I have necklaces that never get worn, and don’t even get me started on my hair. But I will be the mom […] Read more…

The scariest thing about kindergarten

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It may sound odd that I think of my kindergartner as an adult, but I’m told I’m not the only one who pictured his college graduation when we were snapping the obligatory “first day of school” pictures. There are so many grown-up things he does now. He checks books out of a library and has […] Read more…

Momma needs a playroom

Momma needs a playroom. My kids have a playroom. Technically, they have about six playrooms, as their toys simply invade half the spaces we have in our house. There is one room, however, dedicated solely to their Legos, dollhouse, kitchen set, blocks, dinosaurs, superheroes, cars, teddy bears, princesses and costumes. The room is in a […] Read more…

The “first” first day of school

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Sweetheart, I have been thinking about this day all summer long. Being a mommy to two little kids in the summer isn’t always easy. Some days, the hours stretched into years. So, when people would ask, “Are you sad your son is going to kindergarten in the fall?” my response was a proud and defiant, […] Read more…

A 3-year-old’s world

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“She is so tired,” I think as I watch my daughter sleep. She spent the entire day doing everything she should do: running around the back yard half-naked, jumping into a swimming pool, chasing the dog and playing superheroes with her big brother. I read her favorite bedtime book, and she falls asleep in my […] Read more…

Dear friend, I miss you

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Friend, last night, you told me that you missed me. I hope you meant that it isn’t that you miss me; you just miss what we once had. Our lives have changed so much over the years, but my undying affection for you has never wavered. Not the time you forgot to leave a light […] Read more…

Preschool graduation: A necessary evil?

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A preschool graduation is almost as arbitrary as a 1-year-old’s birthday party. They are both milestones that should be acknowledged, but would it really make a difference if we didn’t have some over-the-top ceremony? The children themselves have no concept of the significance of what’s going on, and both events are really more for us […] Read more…

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