Category Archives: Home + Family

#WhereILivedWednesday with Ann Imig of Ann’s Rants

  241 East Livingston Place. No one had ever lived there before us. It was a clean slate; a brand new house that smelled of paint and possibility. I was 11 when we moved in. There was a pea gravel … Continue reading

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Talking to Kids About the Holocaust.

I didn’t plan to launch into a discussion about Hitler and Nazi Germany. Last month I read an article about the actress who plays the role of Liesel Meminger, Sophie Nelisse. Her performance in the film belies her age (13 … Continue reading

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Just Write: Delays and Doctors

linking up with Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write yesterday I took Piper in for an appointment with a pediatrician who specializes in child development. she’s had some delays and issues and we’ve been working with a wonderful … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things Every Parent Should Keep in the Car

Last week reminded me that it was time to (re)stock my car with some essential items. One of the girls came down with a stomach bug and nearly got sick in the car. Fortunately  I had a few things to … Continue reading

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Mean Girls Already?

Bullying has been on my mind. It’s all over the news, in the media, in the Diary of a Wimpy kid book someone checked out from the library last week. I’ve dealt with it myself, and had my first experience … Continue reading

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Anxiety & Depression & Kids Are Exhausting

Act I, Scene I:  Our kitchen. Backpacks, papers, folders, and lunch boxes are everywhere. We’ve been home from school for approximately 26 minutes. “Mommy, I’m done, can you please sign my homework?” Abby asks. “I wanna play outside.” “Yeah, just … Continue reading

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I Wish (& The Girls Do Good Stuff)

In case you’re wondering where I went… I popped over to the Listen To Your Mother : Kansas City blog to post there earlier this week. I wrote about wishing for a Motherhood Manual. You know, something bound, concrete, sold at … Continue reading

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The Twins Turn Eight!

Eight years ago today, this is what I was doing (and four years ago today, I blogged about it at my old place. Click over to see that birthday post!):   Dear Abby & Izzy, On this day eight years … Continue reading

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My Toddler Talks & Kimberly Scanlon

As of this writing, little Miss Piper is sleeping in her crib upstairs. She has a hearing test in the morning and this mama’s a little anxious. For those of you here for the first time, Piper turned two on … Continue reading

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Hunger, Health, & The Thanksgiving Project

Many of you know Jill Smokler, a.k.a. Scary Mommy. If you don’t, head over to her blog and Scary Mommy Nation. She’s a mom, a mover and a shaker, and with her large, loyal following, she’s a force to be reckoned with. … Continue reading

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