Tag Archive > parenthood

Spoiled (not so) Rotten

You have to be careful when you are talking about other people’s rotten kids. Even to define what it means to have a “good” kid or a “bad” kid can be tricky.  It’s broad terminology. Regardless, I couldn’t help but ponder a comment I heard about an obviously “bad” kid who had grown into a […]

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Driven to Insanity

My son is 16 years old. For those of you who do not have children, this number may mean nothing to you.  It may not strike fear into your heart.  It may not ignite inside your soul the devastating fear, the agonizing terror that lives in the heart of every parent. My son is nearly […]

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The Split Second

I don’t know about where you live, but lately around here there seems to have been an increase in the number of child-related tragedies. I won’t rehash them one by one.  They were depressing enough the first time around. Suffice it to say that some terrible, strange accidents have happened to some small children around […]

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The Thin Line

When you have little baby children, you think that things are very difficult.  You have to feed them, change them, and suck the boogers out of their noses with those little bulb things.  They cry and vomit and don’t sleep.  Life seems like one endless sucking maw of baby bodily fluids.  Oh, when will they […]

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Not So Qualified

*In honor of my one year blog-a-versary, I decided to share some vintage (not so) Special material.  This was my first official post of the blog.  Maybe my new readers will enjoy it, as they surely haven’t gone back this far into the archives.  And if you’ve already read it, maybe it can make you […]

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Mick Jagger Said it Best

     “You can’t always get what you want…..”      Inspired by a post on a beloved blog, “Do Sweat the Small Stuff,” and the writing prompt for Red Writing Hood,  I decided to write about a very thought provoking question……..what do I want? What an open-ended question! I ask all of you to think about it–what […]

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A Hillbilly in New York, Part 2

     Well, we made it back.      I think the trip went remarkably well.  It’s taken me a few days to get this post up because I’ve been in recovery since we got home (at 4:30am!)  Also, I think I’ve spent some time digesting what all we saw, and fielding the questions that my son […]

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A Hillbilly in New York, Pt. 1

     Yep, you read that right–we are going to New York City.  A friend of mine is a music teacher, and she is taking a group of her kids to perform in Carnegie Hall (practice, practice, practice) and she invited us to go along! How cool is that?      I am VERY excited.  Now, I’m […]

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Dental Hell

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself–and the dentist.” Someone other than Winston Churchill !!!!!!!!!!!WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS LARGE AMOUNTS OF SELF PITY      It says in the Bible that the sins of the father shall be visited even unto the seventh generation (or something like that) and I think it may be […]

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The Last Full Measure of Devotion

     We took a little mini vacation and spent two nights in Gettysburg. My son is a great history lover, particularly wars, and specifically the Civil War.  You can imagine the pull Gettysburg has for him. He recently memorized the Gettysburg Address, and he was itching to see the place where Lincoln gave the actual […]

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