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My Boy Mitchell is a Grownup

Do you have a major, overriding life goal, one that guides your actions above all others?  I hope so as it can really help to drive your focus and attention to your long term planning activities as well as your contingency actions.  802 more words

Deep Thoughts

My Daughter, You're Now A Young Lady

My daughter, you have grown right into a most beautiful young lady. Full of sparkling energy and the air of someone wiser than her years, you are, also, loaded with just a pinch too much sass. 1,256 more words

Raising Kids

Hello World! .... Or maybe WATCH OUT!

Someone once told me I should write a book about all the crazy situations and funny stories that happen around me on a regular basis. Although it seemed like a fun idea, I don’t think there is an editor in the world that would appreciate my random notes and thoughts scribbled on scraps of paper, napkins, envelopes, and yes sometimes … Myself! 435 more words

Crazy Kids

Making motherhood work

We love moms. We love our moms. We love being moms. We have Mother’s Day, gosh darn it.

But we don’t love motherhood.

We don’t value the position of being a mother. 921 more words

Child Rearing

The Trouble with Moms; An Unpopular Opinion

I’ll admit. I’m one of them.

I’m one of those culture-destroying Moms. I worry about media representations of women and prime-time television programming and the proliferation of violence in our entertainment and the prevalence of guns in our public space. 1,468 more words


$h!t My Girls Say - #5

$h!t My Girls Say are sporadic posts where I include things that Monkey, and eventually Penguin, say that is just… well… you’ll see. They can be funny, sweet, and just plain wrong, but regardless, I love the little mouths they come from. 23 more words


I Don't "Yell" Yell but if I Don't Yell At All No One Listens

So today I started the day with almost setting my office on fire. Yes I mean my massage office and yes I mean fire. I was heating a heat pack made of buckwheat. 861 more words