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One Month.

It’s a month today since I became a mother of three. A mother of three. Just typing that makes my eyes well up. Can I chalk it up to hormones? Because, honestly, I don’t know why I’m teary about it. Going from a mother of none to a mother of one was definitely special. Going …

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Alice worked on this flip for a long time, taking quite a few spills in the process. I love how proud she is when she finally sticks it!  As soon as I saw these pencils, I knew I needed to have them.  This baby is 3 now. In a big way. It’s kind of kicking …

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The Parent Trap

I hate it when my mom friends are hard on themselves for being human. I had an epiphany the other day, in a comment that I left on a friend’s blog: It’s hard sometimes to be the “parent you want to be,” because that doesn’t always jibe with who you really are, as a person.  …

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We Didn’t Get Any Snow.

A friend shared this great idea on Facebook: dropping colored vinegar into baking soda. Little mini volcanoes!  We woke up in the morning to 16 inches.  Camping out in front of the fireplace and wishing for the real thing.  I put Alice to work sorting coins for rolling.  Our cat took a step, and would’ve …

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A Finisher.

Heather and I, post-race and pre-pancakes Saturday night, before the Danskin Triathlon out in Sandy Hook, was a veritable carb-fest at my friend Heather’s house. I shoved penne down, in between bites of chicken francaise. All week, I’d been scheming ways to avoid this tri while saving face. I was tired and not feeling it, …

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I lay awake in bed this morning, woken up by a toddler with a very wet diaper. I clean her up and she climbs into bed with us, next to her father and sister. She finds a comfortable position and goes back to sleep. I, on the other hand, am not so lucky. It is …

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