For a couple of years after my son turned that magical, yet more reasonable age number 4, I remember looking at him warily every time something didn’t go quite his way. I was waiting fearfully for him to lose his ever-loving mind like he did his entire third year. For awhile, we called …

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This one is up on Scary Mommy today! Being late is rude. I get that. I have frequently been on the giving and receiving end of lateness, and it feels bad either way. But I’m going to finally confess something that I think you all need to know: I, myself, am an organized, respectful, timely …

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Karma is stalking me in the form of a purple dress that my daughter wears most days of her life. I believe this is because, as a child, allegedly, I was quite particular about the clothes I would wear. My attitude once prompted my sweet grandmother to declare to my mother, “I would never let …

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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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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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I am an expert at this, apparently. By 8:00 this morning, we already had to watch the Sesame Street video on how belly breathing will help tame the little monster inside all of us. I’m not really sure if we watched it for her or for me, though. I have a post up on Scary …

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