Month: August 2011

beach bermuda

Prescription from the Beach…One Dose of Reality

             Yes. I, my friends, just spent five days last week in Bermuda. Yes, the water was as beautifully turquoise as everyone says it is and it was 83+ and sunny all week long. Not one single drop of hurricane rain or bad weather.      And then somehow, perhaps…

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Enough is Enough

Oh my heavens…doesn’t this picture just give you the heebie jeebies…it’s just that it communicates SO concretely how my life feels sometimes….there is WAY too much going on… It seems to me that in my reading of essays lately, I’ve come across more and more conviction and dialogue about the value of paring down our…

Second Hand Fun

Second Hand Fun

So…I lost three more library books. I’m blaming it on Scott this time. Partially because I think it really just might have been his doing…and partially because if it’s his fault he can’t be as angry about the $60 we’re going to end up forking over to the library (for what it’s worth, library fees…

A Day in the Life of a SAHM

A Day in the Life of a SAHM

Warning: The following post was written by a very tired, PMSing, kind of crabby momma who feels like there are a lot of people in the world who do not understand what it is like to be home with two children, 2 and 4, all. day.long. To those of you who do understand, I love…

Becoming Bamboo-ish

Becoming Bamboo-ish

While I cringe to think about how quickly August is going to fly by and September will be upon us, the truth is kids will be donning backpacks, morning busses will be returning to our streets and daily schedules will be changing again sooner than we’d all like to think. I’m very much still in…

The Offering of Flowers

The Offering of Flowers

I picked flowers for Ava this week. Why? Because I saw them and I thought about her. I thought about how she loves to pick flowers from the grass, from fields, on walks, anywhere we see them and no matter how much they are actually like weeds (like dandelions) or not (like daisies). I thought…

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Potty Training 102

Well, we’ve entered potty training 102. 102 in part because this is a second child, and so you view things differently, feel a little bit more confident about how you’re going to approach things, have it all figured out and planned right down to the m & m’s you’ll offer for success. 102 because your…