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In The Eye of the Beholder

Me: “Oh, for wacky tacky day at school next week, you can wear your new pettiskirt!”

My DD, 8: “MOM, pettiskirts are NOT tacky!”

It makes me so nostalgic for the good old days when I dressed her in little smocked dresses with peter pan collars and big hair bows . 12 more words

Single Mom

Roll film

I expect movies in my head at major milestones.

As I watch my nephew get married and think of my parents not there to witness it in the flesh. 624 more words


Don't Wish It Away

Children really do grow up

Just an observation.

I thought I would crunch Cheerios under my feet for decades. And I knew I would never get to be in the bathroom alone. 211 more words

Encouragement For Moms

16 Funny Things My Daughter Said to Me, Growing Up.

One of the many things I have enjoyed about becoming a Mother, is being able to listen to the little gems my daughter came out with when she was younger. 235 more words


Strange wanderings

My son moved out 5 months ago. Just the fact that I wrote it that way – “5 months ago” – reminds me of how when your children are very small you count things in their lives by the months. 543 more words

Beautiful Boy

My son FINALLY got a job! He is moving out of the house!  He is moving 600 miles away!

That is something to be celebrated, right?   763 more words


When you know you’re done, children-wise.

I turned 38 the other day. Yes, the big THREE, EIGHT. Not quite the big FOUR, ZERO.

I thought my BFF’s lovely boy summed up the situation pretty well when he asked: ‘Mummy, is Auntie Sarah older than a dinosaur?’ 595 more words