Monthly Archives: August 2010

How To Save More Money Than You Ever Dreamed Possible

Step 1 – Sit down at the end of the month and figure out where every dollar will go in the next month. Step 2 – Make a list of all of the expenses you can pay for with cash. … Continue reading

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Parenting: when you need a little perspective

What a difference a week makes. Last weekend I was at parenting rock bottom.  At least, it felt like rock bottom at the time, except that term suggests a one time hit before climbing your way back up.  But parenting … Continue reading

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Most People Are Not Idiots

I made the mistake of reading blogs this morning before getting to work.  Worse than that, I made the mistake of reading comments on blogs. It took exactly two minutes before I stumbled on the first Everyone But Us Is … Continue reading

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It’s just a notebook

Not a moleskine I decided I needed a notebook. After all, real writers use notebooks to jot down their thoughts.  I’m suddenly having more ideas than I can contain in a blog, and many of them come to me at … Continue reading

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Parenting: when you’re doing it wrong

I read somewhere that you’re not supposed to take your child’s behavior personally.  We’re not supposed to see the decisions they make or don’t make as a reflection of who we are.  After all, they are their own people. But … Continue reading

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What I Learned My First Week Of School

1. Brand spanking new backpacks have a street value of about two cans of soda. While standing at the bus stop with Emma, who wanted me there, and Devin, who has been surprisingly tolerant of my presence, I discovered that Devin’s best … Continue reading

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Step 2: Deciding Where To Go – Part A

Are you already sick of me talking about this extended vacation? Imagine living with me. I’m at that early infatuation stage where you stop talking to your friends and start listening to his favorite band.  But there is so much … Continue reading

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Step 1: Stop Shopping

So, yes.  Jared and I are talking about traveling for an extended period of time as a family. Although talking is probably not the right word.  We’ve exchanged a few emails that contained mostly sentence fragments. (Which, by the way, … Continue reading

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The Very First Day Of The Very First Year

“Awwww… are you sad?” This is, I think, simply what one says to a mother when they hear that kindergarten is on the horizon.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sending your first, last or random middle child off, the very … Continue reading

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And This Comes Next

A Window Seat “Jared and I are talking about moving.” That’s how it started.  A little over three years ago.  And then it was “Jared and I are thinking about moving to Orlando.” Within weeks, days it seemed, we were … Continue reading

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