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A Mouse In the House

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It’s the mice again. In the house. The dollhouse, that is. My kids were supposed to be getting ready for school, but when I went down the hall to check on them, they had their mice in the dollhouse and my daughter was taking pictures with my camera. “Mom! Look how cute they are! And […] Read more…

Spiders and Soap and String, Oh My

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If you saw my post Keeping My Eyes Open, I have to tell you that my son got me back for that nighttime scare. The other day, I found this tied to my steering wheel by a rubber band when I got in the car (a prank he’s pulled before, although that didn’t make it […] Read more…

Getting Older and Lovin It

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Last week, my son asked me a question that I didn’t know the answer to. “But you should know,” he said after I told him that. “Why?” I asked. “Because you’ve practically been alive forever.” Wait a minute. Forever? I might’ve just turned a year older (my birthday was the day before), but I haven’t […] Read more…

It is All Good

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It’s not all challenges, this parenting thing. In fact, it’s mostly good. Amidst the struggles and doubts that inevitably come up (see Where’s She Getting That From? and Keeping My Eyes Open), there are many moments of sweetness. Moments of magic, actually. Like when my daughter surprised me and changed the ring tone on my […] Read more…

Where is She Getting That From?

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“Fine. That’s just fine, Mom,” my daughter said, folding her arms across her chest. I had told her she couldn’t do something she wanted to because she’d been arguing with her brother too much. And the tone of that comment was the last straw. “We have a new rule around here,” I announced. “No more […] Read more…

Keeping My Eyes Open

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A couple of weeks ago, I was reading a bedtime story to my son when he leaned over and said, “Shh. Mom. Do you hear that weird sound?” He shrunk down under the covers. I listened for a minute and realized that the sound was just his new clock. I told him he had nothing […] Read more…