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Pressure Cooking

I recently sent my oldest daughter out on her first day of first grade. She got dressed in her fanciest floral dress; the one that she loves because it twirls when she spins. She had me do her hair pulled into a neat side ponytail and then she topped it [...]

By | August 2nd, 2012|0 Comments

Him-a Culpa

As hard as you try, you can’t always be on the same page as the other parent in a two-parent household. You can be a great match, share the same values, same beliefs, but without meaning to, mistakenly make things more challenging for the other parent. Take for instance the [...]

By | July 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Water, Water, Everywhere

"Forgive me father for I have sinned, it has been two weeks since my last blog, but I can explain…." Finally a summer is here that I could say feels like summer. My oldest is out on summer break from school and for the first time I don’t feel like [...]

By | July 10th, 2012|0 Comments

If Breeders Ruled The World

About a week ago, a fellow mom in my mothers’ club posted on our club’s web board about an issue she was having with her gym. I also happen to be a member of that gym so I was very interested in what she had to say. She had a [...]

By | June 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Runaway Mom

Last week was a tough week for this momma. I pulled my back out last Monday just minutes before my daughter’s playgroup was to arrive at our house. I then spent the entire week trying to rehabilitate myself. I had started running with a newly established running group made up [...]

By | June 18th, 2012|0 Comments

The Twenty-Dollar Tooth Fairy

When Olivia told me that her tooth felt funny, it didn’t exactly dawn on me at the time why that would be. “Have they been brushing enough?” I wondered for a moment and then I forgot about it and moved on with my next task. Later on that day her [...]

By | June 12th, 2012|0 Comments

Moving Violations

If there is one sound I’d never want to hear again, it is the sound of packing tape streaking and screeching its way across a cardboard box. I’d really rather not see anything made out of cardboard for a while too. Yes, we’ve moved and let me just say that [...]

By | June 1st, 2012|0 Comments

Good Mom Bad Mom

I’m jumping on the media frenzy this week. ..Time Magazine’s latest cover has conjured up a hailstorm of commentary from the media, parenting experts, moms, and pretty much everybody else.  The image of a young mother and her preschool-aged son breast-feeding has mommy bloggers picking sides for and against attachment [...]

By | May 12th, 2012|0 Comments

Done or Just Getting Started?

I have had a few people ask me what it is like to be done having children. The last time I was asked that I literally stopped in my tracks in front of them to think for a few moments. I guess it hadn’t really sunk in yet that I [...]

By | May 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Gunshots and Banana Bread

A week ago Sunday I was out shopping at one of my favorite stores. I didn’t have any kids with me and I was immensely enjoying the much-needed time alone. Then I received a text from my husband. Someone had been shot execution-style in downtown Petaluma. My shopping trip was [...]

By | April 25th, 2012|0 Comments