“Hey mom? When’s the last time I had a tetanus shot?”
I looked up from my computer, pencil in my mouth and glasses perched on the end of my nose. Someone was talking to me. I had to pause a moment,...
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There’s a code they must live by, boys, and that is if there’s a hotel bed jump on it.
It isn’t their fault really because way back when they were in the womb and their brains were forming, the frontal lobe that controls...
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There is practically nothing as hard as caring for a newborn baby, and to have to do it when you are sleepwalking is sort of like climbing Everest in a skimpy nylon windbreaker and high heels — you’re...
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With boys, it is inevitable that on any given day, your house will become a museum for the many life forms that have been captured. I have tried to implement the rule that unless pre-approved, no creature is allowed into the...
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When the squirming, screaming bundle was laid on my chest, my heart swelled with a love I never imagined. This is my daughter. This is Rachel.
I always wanted to be a mom. Before we married, my husband and I agreed we wanted...
Being a kid just isn’t easy. Ask any kid and learn the Class System is alive, well, and living within the school building walls. Despite parents and faculty desires otherwise, intelligence, wealth, athletic ability, and social status always...
When my husband and I decided to move to Madison, Wisconsin, several years ago, I was pregnant with our first child and planned to quit my job to care for our new baby full-time. When I started envisioning my new life,...
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My son is obsessed with the mailbox. Everything about it from the dandy red flag that moves up and down, to the satisfying thump of the door as it opens and closes… and opens and closes and opens and closes...
Dear Mom and Dad,
Now that we have had some time to settle in and I have gotten to know you, I wanted to write you a letter to say thank you for a few things.
First of all, I wanted to give you a huge THANK YOU for shelling out for the extra...