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Story of a Morning

6:20 AM — Baby is stirring. Alarm doesn’t go off for another ten minutes. I am opposed to getting up before the alarm. She can wait another ten minutes, surely. 6:22 AM — Okay, okay, I’m up. 6:45 AM — … Continue reading

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Go the Eff to Sleep!

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Like many, I have made a list of things to do or change in 2013, but I am not calling them resolutions. Those are something to be broken. Goals, rather, are something to work … Continue reading

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A Picture Isn’t Always Worth a Thousand Words

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When Omelette was a baby, someone snapped a picture of her sleeping on her daddy’s chest as he lay sleeping on the couch. It’s one of those pictures that might trigger the “how sweet” response. But, pictures don’t always tell … Continue reading

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When It Hits the Fan

Roostler and I cannot seem to synchronize anything in our lives. It seems that starting a relationship post-divorce and past the age of 30 brings with it problems that younger, more naive couples do not experience. And things become even … Continue reading

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Broken Glasses, Uneaten Cake, and other Childish Mishaps

I don’t know what to do with my child. Really. I don’t know whether I should threaten her or throttle her. Send her to her room or ship her off to boarding school. Or do like my parents did — … Continue reading

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Olympic Sports My Toddler Should Compete In

Every four years, countries across the globe unite in the spirit of competition. We all watch as our athletes vie for a medal. Our hearts swell with pride when we see our flag raised for all to see. We find … Continue reading

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Rubber Ducks are Not on the Schedule Today

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Probably one of the biggest arguments in our household has to do with scheduling and following routines. Despite having spent most of his adult years in the armed forces, Roostler is one of the most unstructured people I know. Perhaps … Continue reading

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When Good Days Go Bad

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At the moment my life is quite literally a mess. The state of my house provides proof enough of this. With two chairs currently occupied by laundry that has yet to be folded and put away, toys strewn all over … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Days Twelve and Thirteen

I seem to be starting a trend by including two days in a single post. Such is my life at the moment. The days are running into each other, and there is nothing I can do to stop this. I … Continue reading

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“If It Hits You, You’ll Know It”

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One of our local weather guys made this statement of the obvious last night in reference to the large hailstones that were falling throughout the broadcast area. Roostler and I had a good laugh because at that point we had already … Continue reading

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