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What We Learned the First Week on the Road

We pulled into the Lofton Creek Campground along East State Road 200 in Yulee, Florida on Friday night, determined to make the best of our detour. Five days (and so. much. money.) later, we are finally back on the road … Continue reading

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Eleven

Yesterday he was ten. Today he is eleven. Yesterday I was a scared 19 year old kid and today I am a mother of two who is still pretty scared of messing them up, but no longer afraid of being his … Continue reading

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Current Events: Halloween

A few weeks ago, a little thing called Halloween happened.  Maybe you heard about it. Where we live, Halloween happens on the last day of October.  And by happens, I mean is celebrated and by is celebrated I mean trick-or-treating … Continue reading

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In which I realize I don’t know my kid at all.

“And now I’m going to show you where I have music!” Emma ran off ahead of us down the sidewalk corridor that joins the classrooms at her Florida elementary.  Jared and I are still in awe of the strip mall … 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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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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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 then there were four.

I can’t stop looking at them. They are so tall.  Their voices are so much deeper.  They have made plans and schemes since June and they are eager to share them with me. Emma leapt into my arms, buried her … Continue reading

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No Tears For V-Day

God willing, forever four. I remember reading about women who were heartbroken to say good-bye to their reproductive years.  They wrote moving prose about how their husbands’ vasectomies marked the end of an era, how a small part of them … Continue reading

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Annnnd, now we’re crying. Awesome.

From Jared via IM this morning: “I showed your video to Brenda and meika then they started clicking on your other videos and apparently there is a video of me doing the hoky poky…….” From me to Jared via IM … Continue reading

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