It was a beautiful Saturday morning. The sky was bluebird. It was one of those perfect days in the mountains where there is a just a little bite to the air that makes you wish for Fall and cuddling on the couch and making stew. My 8 yo son had a soccer game that …

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I’m over at Scary Mommy this week!   Here is a peek:   Before becoming a mom, I had never asked the question, “Is it okay for this child to use my sock as toilet paper?” Or, after my two-year-old sprinkled her great grandparents ashes in her hair, I asked, “How much soap does it …

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It was a beautiful thought, really. My husband’s grandparents had died earlier this year (amazingly, they were born and then died eight days apart, both having lived exactly 95 years, 9 months and 28 days). Our family decided that, as a tribute to their 73 years together, we should combine some of their ashes to …

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Like many parents, I am entering into Summer feeling a mixture of excitement and trepidation. On the one hand I’m like, “Yay, we get to sleep in!” But then, “Holy crap what am I going to do with these children for 82 days.” Yes. I counted. So, I had my 7-year-old sit down and make …

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Okay, to be fair, I think my seven-year-old really did feel sick for about 5 minutes on Monday morning. And maybe for about 5 minutes on Tuesday morning. And he may have felt pretty terrible on Tuesday afternoon for about 5 minutes after I said I was taking him to school after lunch if he …

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A Day In The Life Of Mamalode

March 17, 2014


I had a great time taking over Mamalode’s Instagram site today for their #adayinthelifeofmamalode campaign. Here are the pictures that I shared throughout the day. Happy St. Paddy’s day everyone!

 

If this makes you happy, then you should be overjoyed to know that I’m on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and even Pinterest!

1. Wake them up in the morning. 2. Wipe their face off with your own spit. 3. Accidentally put their current homework in the recycling bin because you thought it was their old homework. 4. Say you are going to limit their screen time. And then actually do it. 5. Not pick them up immediately …

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A friend of mine told me recently about a study that she had read that suggested that people with kids are generally less happy than those without kids, but that they have more overall joy. Higher highs but more frequent lows, so to speak. I looked up the study and found that, statistically, they didn’t actually …

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