Archive > October 2011

Selfish

Sometimes, Mommy needs a hobby. I’ve written about this before, but sometimes when you are a mother, your life (and identity) get sucked up by your family.  Some days, it seems like everyone has something to do outside of the house besides me.  My husband has work, and his group of buddies that hunts and […]

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Dear Ian……Love, Mom

After Ian was born, I started keeping a notebook for him.  It’s one of those black and white composition books–you know the kind.     I just wrote various things to him as they crossed my mind. I put current events in there and give him my thoughts, like the entries on 9/11 and the Oklahoma […]

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(not so) Normal

I slipped out of the house undetected (after a complete report on where I was going and when I’d be back) a couple of days ago to have lunch with my husband.  Before I came home, I called to see if anyone wanted anything while I was out.  No.  Then I asked if everyone was […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Modern Day Millionaire

Yeah, it’s a hard old world, all right.  Just ask a rich person. I mean, I’m not even going to talk about what kind of taxes rich people have to pay.  Unless of course they don’t have to pay any, and then I guess that’s ok.  Oh! And let’s not forget how difficult it is […]

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Smile and Say “Moo!”

Hide your checkbook, grab your children, and hide in the closet. It’s PICTURE DAY!! (cue scary music.) One of the most incomprehensible facts of the universe (to me at least) is how with all of our vast technology we can’t manage to take a decent school picture of a child.  I dread picture day, because […]

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Low Impact Camping for the Pseudo-Outdoorsperson

Well, it’s that time of year again.  That happy, magical time when our family leaves behind the trappings of civilization and heads to the mountains for some interaction with nature! Usually, too much so. Our SOP is to head to the mountains twice a year–once as just a couple, and once (in the fall) as […]

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Trained Idiot

If any of you out there in readerland have a close friend or family member with special needs, then maybe you are familiar with the avalanche of paperwork that comes with being involved with any sort of government program. If you have your child (or sister, as the case may be) enrolled in any of these programs, […]

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