Tag Archives: Children

And Sometimes I’m Naughty…

When my middle child was two, we traveled out of state to visit a friend. She had only met John once before, and this time she was really struck by him. “He’s so cute!” she gushed, “And it’s a good … Continue reading

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Migraines and Ballerina Princess Monsters

I keep telling myself everything is going to work out, but I can’t seem to get my mind to agree.  Instead the pun “homeless for the holidays” keeps reverberating through my brain. We’re not actually homeless, mind you, but we … Continue reading

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Autism and Pumpkin Pie

Remember everything you said you’d never do before you became a parent?  Yeah… that. This past Wednesday, in my mad quest to buy red lentils, I forgot to buy the other ingredient I needed.  So, I asked my husband to … Continue reading

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Toddlers Are Tyrants and Slap Bracelet Math

I have been meaning to write this post for a while.  However, the defacement of public property takes time and proper planning.  Also, once my daughter got her mitts on these slap bracelets, she was intent on keeping them all … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Poison. It’s the Fear.

Last Spring, we entered a different phase, and my son began with the sneaking.  At eight years old, he’s tall enough and smart enough that “child-proofing” is no longer effective. At first, it was just sweets.  He’d unlock the door … Continue reading

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