Dear mom on the airplane,

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I watched as you boarded the plane, three little ones in tow, the youngest being 13 months. I know because I asked you while she was trying to climb over the seat to see the stranger behind her and smile. You probably saw a woman traveling alone, hopefully a kind one, and just hoped your infant … [Continue reading]

Transitioning

T4

"Mom, in 10 years, I will be 15 and Little Man will be 13. How old will Mr. A be?" "How much is 10 plus 15?" "Ummm, 18?" "Not quite. He'll be 25 in 10 years." "Wow! That's old! How old will you be?" 48. In 10 years, I will be 48. It's amazing and difficult to believe all at the … [Continue reading]

Things n’ stuff

1.) Weekends are never long enough. 2a.) By 9 a.m. on Monday morning I am always applauding myself for surviving thus far. x.) My 3 year old … [Continue reading]

On quirky houses, moving and whatnot

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We did it. We survived. It was touch and go for a while, but we moved. The fun part was the part where I had strep the entire week of the move, … [Continue reading]

14 things I learned about moving

Moving

So apparently, we are THAT family that moves often. I'm not gonna lie, it's not my favorite. In fact, if I'm being honest, it causes me a great deal … [Continue reading]

How to know you are raising a boy

LittleMan

1. He proudly brings you dead birds to play with. 2. He is half-naked 90% of the time. 3. He shoots everything with anything. 4. … [Continue reading]

Firmoo Glasses Product Review

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Scratched, murky lenses on a crooked frame. This is what I wear to drive the morning carpool and for about an hour at night. Staring through my ten … [Continue reading]

Notes to self

Shoes

1. When you holler up the stairs to inquire as to the activity of your children and their cousins and they say they are cleaning the bathroom, always … [Continue reading]

Would you rather?

Messy

My life is like a giant game of would you rather. Because my time is limited and because I get tired of doing the same things day after day, I often … [Continue reading]

On Christmas trees and chaos

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"Sit forward and stop kicking your sister in the head." This, after a long morning of late-sleeping teens, breakfast and getting 5 out of 7 … [Continue reading]

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