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If They Are the Devil’s Spawn, That Makes Me…

  They look like nice, normal kids. But don’t be fooled.  I’ve resisted writing much about my kidlets since I started this blog again. I sort of had my fill of the parenting navel gazing while I was at Baby

Posted in baby center, kids, life, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie, Uncategorized

I’m back (and not in a Shining way)

OK, my dahlinks, I know I’ve been remiss. But, if it’s any consolation, I have learned an important lesson about blogging: when you blog often you feel OK about writing a few cute lines of dialogue or describing your love

Posted in books, kids, life, writing life

How we finally decided not to get cable

Last Friday night my BFF Sarah and her second-grader Georgia had a sleepover at our house with Maggie and Oliver. It was an all-out preschool rager complete with banned movies and copious amount of hitherto forbidden foods. Something called “fruit

Posted in kids, life, Mister

Please stand by

We are in the mountains, accomplishing (a little late) number 13 on the list of things to do before my 40th birthday. (Yes, we are still going to review the list together to see how I measure up to my

Posted in kids, life, lists, travel

Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails (and princess shoes)

Last month, on the way to meet Santa, I decided that Maggie’s scuffed, red, hand-me-down, patent-leather shoes simply would not do. In a pre-Christmas fit of unchecked spending, I ducked into StrideRite to remedy this imbalance with a shiny new

Posted in kids, Oliver and Maggie, shopping

She can do it!

Maggie has been working on this for months, years really. And now she can cross the monkey bars all by herself, just like a real girl. Oh the years of competition and broken arms we have ahead of us. The

Posted in kids, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie

Everything I’ve been meaning to tell you

Nice of Rambo to help with the lights, don’t you think? There were so many, many things I wanted to tell you while I was on my blogging hiatus. I wanted to tell you about Ollie deciding that Leon Redbone

Posted in Christmas, kids, Oliver and Maggie

The Circle of Life (with pieces of ham)

When I was a kid my mother used to say “Children’s waste goes to mother’s waist” as she picked at my leftovers. I am embarrassed to admit that I did not understand this little play on words until adulthood. Probably

Posted in chickens, gardening, kids

I feel pretty, oh so pretty

I got carded at Trader Joe’s today. That’s what you get for a how-bad-can-it-be purchase of $3.99 Savingnon Blanc. The checker made a point of saying,”It’s not that I think you’re under 21, it’s that I don’t think you’re over

Posted in carnival, kids, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie

What do Mark Fiore and Feist have in common?

Just a quickie ’cause I am tired as all get out today. Damn kids.  I got to use my best announcer voice for Mark Fiore’s most recent political animation (don’t call it a cartoon).  It’s the one about the Big

Posted in Feist, kids, Mark Fiore