Category Archives: Motherhood

The Lies Guilt Tells You

~ Allowing myself to do that which (at first glance) seemingly only benefits me – is always much more challenging than initially anticipated. Take for instance a recent Friday morning. I had made arrangements to attend a group tennis lesson … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Patience and Support

~ It was a hard day. I got up at 5:30 a.m., showered, greeted a babysitter at 7, attended a meeting, went to a doctor’s appointment, returned home in just enough time to get the kids off to school and … Continue reading

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Magic Eraser, I Bid Thee Farewell.

Magic Eraser… oh, how I love thee. Let me count the ways: Bathtub Sinks Faucets Toilets Tile Floors Wood Trim Shower Walls, Shower Door, Shower Spout Cabinetry I could effortlessly go on. In fact, quite possibly I should invest stock … Continue reading

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Furby Knows Best: The Real Story of Why I Became a Furby Fan

~ SURPRISE! On December 25th we welcomed the newest member to our household – a purple furry creature best known as Furby. ~ Technically, I was forewarned of Furby’s arrival… (One of many early November phone conversations between my mother … Continue reading

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Breaking the Code: The Secret to Effectively Communicating with a 10-Year-Old

~ “Rodger that. Over and out.” I said to my daughter as I completed the task of emptying the last of the household trash cans. Only a few more seconds squeaked by until I again heard the familiar loud buzz … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Elf?

What could be more ridiculous than going shopping on Black Friday? Right?! I know… ridiculous. However, there was one item on sale that morning that I just had to have, so I decided to brave the crowds bright and early … Continue reading

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Paying it Forward with Patience

I entered the IHOP Restaurant at approximately 11:37 a.m. on Thursday. Giggling and wiggling behind me was my tired 2-year-old, my ALWAYS hungry 6-year-old, and my a soon-to-be-10 (but seemingly going-on-20) oldest daughter. My crazy kids on Thursday – hard … Continue reading

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The Harsh Stare of Judgment

~ People can be so easy to judge by just one, small slice of life. But parenthood… Parenthood is way more than just a single missing moment of patience. It’s more than just one evening of exhaustion. And it is … Continue reading

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Love, Appreciation & the Death of a Hair Dryer

Fzzzz… click, click, click-click-click-click-CLICK… And then flames bUSRT! from the end of my hair dryer. And I knew it’s life was over. The death of my hair dryer at approximately 8:34 a.m. could not have been a more perfect way … Continue reading

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Are You Schedully Challenged?

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after” ~ Peter De Vries ~ Friday date night couldn’t come soon enough. I love Fridays. This particular Friday, I had just about wrapped up … Continue reading

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