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Stretch Challenge of the Day

Ken turned to me this weekend and said, “How’s this for a stretch challenge?  Let’s try and take down our Christmas lights this weekend.” This wouldn’t be an issue in January and probably not even February, but lordy, here we are in April.  What’s even more frightening is that we didn’t even get around to […]

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Our Own Little Ecosystem

Our goal this weekend was to relax.  Ha.  As if that’s actually even possible these days.   In the past 48 hours, we had all of two moments of relative calm (yes, I counted).  Meaning the kids weren’t pushing all of our buttons, Ken and I weren’t pissed at each other and we’d both decided to […]

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This One’s for Nico

Nico’s epic bout with the stomach flu this week has gotten me thinking a lot about how I interact with my children.  I don’t think there’s anything that flattens me as easily as watching my child struggle with a nasty sickness.  What made this week different from a regular, run-of-the-mill illness was watching my independent, […]

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Bubble Tennis

Nico and Gabriel preparing to play bubble tennis, a game they invented. Note the goggles and kazoos to spice things up. (Will try and post again soon. We’ve been inundated with copious amounts of projectile vomiting around here lately. Not mine.  Check back soon.)

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Let’s Make a Deal

First, let me start by saying how glad I am that I don’t have a hubby who plays golf all weekend.  I know there are plenty of women out there whose hubbies are gone all weekend, every weekend, doing their own thing.  I could never be one of those women, and god help me, if […]

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Good Cop, Bad Cop

It’s no secret that I’m the bad cop in our family, the one who’s always trying to keep some sort of order in the house, make sure the kids don’t kill each other, etc.  In fact, I come from a family of bad cops; I’m pretty sure it’s in our DNA.  But it’s definitely not […]

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The Myth of the Multitasking Husband

My husband is an accomplished multi-tasker—at work.  When he’s working, he’s able to juggle 396 projects (with 396 projects’ worth of conference calls and email) with a steady hand.  But as soon as he’s done with work, this ability instantly disappears.  Ask him to carry on a conversation while he’s loading the dishwasher or watching […]

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