Life is good. It just is. There are things that we wish were different in our lives and we always have hopes and dreams. But as it stands right now, if none of those things ever happened, our life is still pretty darn good. At the time this will post, we will already be sitting … Continue reading
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The Motherhood Manual: Who’s the grown up here? or How to discipline your child.
I am fortunate to have two boys who largely do the right thing. Up to this point, we haven’t had any major behavior issues (meaning the authorities haven’t been involved… well, I guess they were once, but that’s a different story for later). They’re mostly nice to each other and to their parents and I’m … Continue reading
The Motherhood Manual: Kid Swap- don’t knock it till you try it
It’s not what you think (or maybe it is…but probably not). You don’t swap your kids for someone else’s. You don’t swap your kids for something else. Really there’s no scenario where you’re trading out your kids at all. Which is good. We like our kids…almost always. So, what then, is Kid Swap? Well, let … Continue reading
The Motherhood Manual: How fast do I have to drive to go to jail?
As I drove along I could see that my speed was higher than the posted limit and was steadily increasing. Usually when one notices this, he or she puts on the brakes or eases off the gas to bring the car back closer to the speed limit. On most occasions that is exactly what I … Continue reading
Adventurous… or stupid?
This past weekend the boys and I decided to go out on a hike, and I was craving green and trees, so it meant we needed to drive somewhere. Jason was out of town, so it was just the boys, the dog, me, and our handy dandy guide to hikes in our part of the … Continue reading
The Motherhood Manual: “When the *spit* hits the fan”
Earlier I gave the Reader’s Digest Condensed version of this story… Jason was gone. The dog puked. The kids pooped. The poop was on the wall. I kicked a hole in the wall. The end. Put that way, it almost looks like some kind of poetry. Go ahead, read it again with your poetry voice … Continue reading
The Motherhood Manual: Ya, I kicked a hole in the wall… what of it?
Last week I mentioned that in one of my less than Hallmark-worthy parenting moments, I kicked a hole in a wall. I am a good mom, so how could that be? Oh, trust me, it can happen. I think I can pretty succinctly sum up the story as follows: Jason was gone. The dog puked. … Continue reading
30 Teams, 7 years, minus 5, equals fun… or priceless
A few years ago, on a whim, Jason and I decided that we wanted to take our kids to every baseball park in the Major League and see the home team play. The thing that’s funny about that is that neither us nor our two boys are super huge baseball fans. We like baseball fine … Continue reading
Will you marry me? ….um, I think so.
Yesterday I wrote a little love fest for me. Today, though, is supposed to be about sweethearts and true love and mushy mushy kissy kissy, so… There you have it. There’s my guy. We got married almost 18 years ago, after dating off and on for four years. Jason stuck it out through a whole … Continue reading
The Motherhood Manual: How I’ve brain-washed my kids
Today I decided to do a bit of a departure from my traditional Motherhood Manual post, and I asked my kids if they think I’m a good mom. Ha! Like they can give any answer other than yes, to the person who feeds them, drives them, provides their allowance, etc. So, knowing their very existence … Continue reading