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The Do-One-Thing-Different Approach

I just re-read Martha Beck’s short article “Pull the Plug on Your Same Old Fight,” from the September issue of O: The Oprah Magazine. I love Martha Beck—she’s funny, right-on and always shows me some new way of approaching life’s challenges. Like this article. Which I chanced upon right as Ken and I were having […]

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The Chore Wars

So, how’s it going over there? Feeling rested and happy as the end of summer rolls around? Like you’ve accomplished everything you’ve set out to do?  What’s that, with plenty of time to spare? By the way, how’s your house? Looking spic and span, I’m guessing, just like mine. Ha. I thought so.  In a […]

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Money, Money, Money

I’ve been thinking about money lately.  As in: money’s one of those ever-present married-with-young-children arguments, so why aren’t we talking about how crazy-expensive our lives really are? “When our kids were your age,” a friend said to me the other day, “we were always in the red.” “Really?” She nodded.  “We were way over budget–for […]

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The Sick Hubby, Continued

While we’re on the topic of ailing hubbies, I’ve got one last tale for you. Nico was a little over two years old at the time of this story, and I was seven months pregnant with Gabriel and on bed rest.  Meaning Ken was understandably stressed, since he was responsible for all the cooking, cleaning […]

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Once in a Lifetime

Isn’t it funny how you and your spouse can have an entire conversation without actually remembering it?  I’m not sure if this is due to the inevitable brain damage that accompanies years of sleep deprivation or if there are some crafty aliens out there who like to pick-pocket our brains while we’re sleeping.  Around here, […]

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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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Playing Chicken with the Laundry

My husband has a strange affliction: he’s physically unable to complete a load of laundry. Surely, someone somewhere has categorized this terrible disease, given it a kingdom or phylum or Latin-sounding name in the name of science. Don’t get me wrong; he’s great about starting the wash.  Especially if it happens to be a load […]

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Oh, the R Word

The other day, I read an article that made me stop and think (ha! actually think! good one, Tanja!).  Even more exciting than that, it inspired me to, gasp, do the suggested exercises. Which is pretty impressive, considering the snail’s pace I’m moving at these days. Subtitled “The traits you dislike (and admire) in others […]

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