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Easy Riders

I walked with Griffin to the park yesterday while he proudly rode his red tricycle. He’s getting quite good at getting around on his wheels. He probably triked over a mile on this little expedition. “I know, I so strong.” … Continue reading

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Parenting Dilemma

Am I a bad parent if I send my son to school sporting a backpack that advertises a local casino? Just to be clear. My husband won said backpack in a radio station sponsored black jack tournament. He won the … Continue reading

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And the verdict is…

Aspergers. My daughter officially has an Aspergers diagnosis. This is in addition to her already diagnosed learning disabilities and we still have to keep treating the inattention problem which, although no longer considered ADHD because part of autism is inability to … Continue reading

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Poem to a Teenager – by Issa Light

I just had to share with y’all this beautiful poem by Issa Light (formerly Jane Siberry). She is such a great artist and everyone should run to her site, myspace page and be patrons of her art by buying stuff from her Pay … Continue reading

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Because I Can

This weekend marked a momentous occasion–the potty chair was removed from the bathroom. Yep, that’s right. We are officially done with the toilet training and the three-year-old is now big enough and competent enough to use a toilet just like … Continue reading

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All by myself

I got stuck getting into my sports bra yesterday. There I was stranded, half way in, half way out, arms flailing uselessly like some as-yet-undiscovered anemone. And of course, it is at this inopportune moment when in walks the 3-year-old. He pauses … Continue reading

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Self-esteem? Check!

Oh, my boys. <Shakes her head> The three-year-old as, I said before, is now doing really well both at home and in his new daycare. He is getting particularly good at recognizing letters.  I was watching him “read” his truck book with … Continue reading

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You’ve Come a Long Way Babies

It really hit me this week, that things have changed this year. We still live in the same house. The kids go to the same school. My husband and I are both working at the same jobs. But things are … Continue reading

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Kissing–the Gold Standard

So, I’m watching Celebrity Apprentice last week. Yes, I watch Celebrity Apprentice. Deal with it. It can’t  all be Robertson Davies and Masterpiece Theatre around the house. My three-year-old wanders casually out of his room (as if I hadn’t put him to … Continue reading

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Is nat guy dead?

So, we’re at church, and my three-year-old, looking up at the large Crucifix on the altar, asks in a rather loud voice: Is nat guy DEAD?   What do you say? Well, son that has been a matter of debate … Continue reading

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