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Monthly Archive for September, 2011

The kids have off from school this Thursday and Friday for the Jewish holidays. I have a long white paper due on Friday. My husband, wanting to help out, brought Little Girl with him to work. There’s an emergency childcare option right in his office. Big Girl went to hang out with Grandma. (Or as [...]

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We have had a rainy and therefore VERY buggy summer. The mosquitoes are so bad that, only a few weeks ago, I actually took Little Girl to the aftercare center thinking she was having an allergic reaction. I put her into her carseat in my car and drove three miles. By the time I got [...]

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Readers will remember that I temporarily left Facebook at the beginning of this month. At the time, quite honestly, I wondered how I would fare. As someone who works from a home office Facebook was my water cooler. It was my link to the world. I figured I would missing hearing all about what my [...]

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Honey for a Cough

This summer was what I will always refer to as the Summer of the Great Cough. Big Girl started coughing on and off all day and night in July and didn’t stop coughing until after labor day. And when I say coughing, I mean COUGHING. Like you have never heard before. Coughing fits that came [...]

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Little Girl has been asking to play soccer for about a year now, as unbelievable as that sounds. We’d drive past the field and she’s squeal and ask me to stop the car. Now that she’s three, I decided to sign her up for a local program. We recently had our first session. She was [...]

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For a little kid, Little Girl has a big memory. She’s been talking about Halloween since July. “I wanna be ‘arina,” she told me. (Translation: She wanted to dress up like the Marina character on Fresh Beat Band.) “And Daddy will be Shout and you can be Kiki.” Hmmm. Okay, so right away I started [...]

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There’s No Crying in Yoga

I went to yoga on Sunday. My usual class, which generally puts me in a great mood. I got to the class and got a surprise, though. One of the regulars is suddenly looking hugely pregnant. She was not pregnant the last time I saw her, and she never mentioned it when I was around– [...]

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Things a Mom Never Wants to Hear

“Ummm, Mama, there’s water all over the floor in the bathroom. I flushed and flushed and FLUSHED, but it wouldn’t go down.” “My sister is stacking chairs to try and steal blanka off your dresser.” “She has something in her hands and she won’t show me what it is.” THUNK. “Awww, are you okay? MOM!!!” [...]

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I got a card in the mail today from a neighborhood woman. I told her about the miscarriage when she called to ask me to send out an email for a local organization. At the time, she was so sweet, telling me how sorry she was for our loss. We got off the phone and [...]

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Over the past 24 hours I have cried three times while reading Facebook status updates. This is not normal or good. It actually sucks. I won’t bore you with the details, but I am sure you could figure one or two of them out. Okay, I’ll tell you about one: A high school alum just [...]

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