Month: December 2010

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The Dazzled, Frazzled Christmas Mom, Part 2

Alright, alright, so I guess you want to hear my second frazzled Christmas story…you all know I offer up my deepest, messiest ¬†mothering secrets to make you feel better about your own lives, right? It’s always kind of funny and slightly startling when someone comes up to me at church, or in a store, or…

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The Dazzled, Frazzled Christmas Mom, Part 1

As I sit in Starbucks for my last 20 kid-free moments this morning (BTW: that is NOT a picture of me…I can only WISH I was cool enough to pull off a bird on my finger, or that my fingers were that nicely manicured, for that matter!) I was pondering a title for this blog…

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Looking for Inspiration…

I feel that I am lacking in blog inspiration these day…I blame it on the following facts: 1. It gets dark by 5!!! GRRRR!! Is there anywhere in the world that it stays light until at least 7 ALL year round?! I’m moving there! Next week! 2. I am buried, did I say BURIED in…

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When Dirty Diapers Turn into Fights

A not so magical thing happened here earlier this week… One of Ella’s full, dirty, needs to be changed, stinky diapers, somehow turned itself into one big ole fight between Scott and I for the whole gosh darned day. Yes, you heard that right; 1 Diaper = Major Argument ALL DAY LONG. Pretty mature, huh?!…

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“Mom” Jeans and Other Unfortunate Things

A while back I caught an episode of Oprah in which they were giving several moms total makeovers. They did one of those hidden camera stints where they followed her around, and lo and behold (!) she was caught wearing dreadful things; leggings, t-shirts, uncombed hair, bad jeans, bad shoes and even pajamas! I won’t…

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The Gift of Snuggles and Flowered Tights

Today was one of those days when I was completely enamored with my children; by the miracle of birth, and of how they grow, how they become their own little people with hilarious and sensitive, stubborn and persuasive personalities. Two moments in particular stand out to me. The first was a short walk we took…