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A Random List of Things I Miss about Having Small Children

Going to the zoo on a beautiful day. How a trip to the library could be a full day’s activity. Only working part-time. The feeling of giddy joy and unlimited possibility that came just from them both being at a … Continue reading

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Love and Loss, Part Two

The Fall that my daughter was five, after recovering from the flu, she lost her lovey. It was horrible. As the Fall wore on and got worse and worse in so many ways, the loss of her beloved Cow became … Continue reading

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Childhood Cancer Is Not Cute

This post is part of the Donna Day blogging event to raise money for St. Baldrick’s. Last November the country was swept up in Batkid Fever! Everybody loved Batkid, a San Francisco five year old in remission from Leukemia. The … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

One of the things I remember about the Newtown shootings last year is that I was going that afternoon to my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. I could not wait to get to school and see my then six-year-old son, a … Continue reading

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Girls at Play

Our former childcare provider had three kids, two girls and a boy. By the time my kids were at her in-home daycare the youngest of her kids was in high school. When my son went through a car-obsessed phase her … Continue reading

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Please Be Quiet

Lately, I really want my children to stop talking. I am running out of patience for being quizzed on the rules of baseball or hearing any more about the Patriots and their ┬árecord, or why Lovie Smith of the Bears … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Imperfection

Things have been going pretty well on the home front lately. Both kids are doing well in school. My daughter has finally started reading for fun and my son has stopped head butting people for fun. There’s been an increase … Continue reading

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Should My Son Be a Cub Scout

About a year ago my son declared that if he decided to marry another boy they could just have his sister help them have a baby. Today, he proclaimed that he was excited to start Cub Scouts this year and … Continue reading

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One Is Silver, the Other Gold

My daughter’s best friend is moving tomorrow. I’ve been sad since I heard the news back in January but for the past week I’ve been walking around with a familiar pit in my stomach. The kind of broken-hearted, pit of … Continue reading

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