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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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A School Morning

Today I’m joining Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write. Read here to learn more about Just Write. In a nutshell, it’s a free write about a recent or current experience without adding analysis, explanation, or clarification. ******* I get out … Continue reading

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My Life in Numbers

Linking up with Greta of GFunkified who recently did a cool post called “My Life in Numbers.” Her linky is still open, so do yours and go share it at her place! 3 — the number of children I have 2 … Continue reading

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the first and the last

it feels like the first time. the first time holding a chubby baby in my arms. rolls and dimples and bits of her last meal hiding in the folds of her neck. lost in her soft sighs and murmurs, feeling … Continue reading

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Fast Car

At first I hear voices, but it’s like I’m underwater or in a tunnel. I try to swallow but something’s stuck in my throat and I struggle against it, desperate to yank it out, but I’m frozen. Despite every effort … Continue reading

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I Miss Writing Poetry.

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in Philosophy to an M.D. to a S.A.H.M., poet and writer by 30. Today, she spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it’s serious) about life, parenting, marriage, … Continue reading

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Writing Ways

                Please welcome Elaine Alguire, a transplanted Texan currently living the Cajun dream in Southern Louisiana. She’s wife to one brilliant man and mom to three blondies. She chronicles their life and times … Continue reading

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Families that Pirate Together Stay Together

Preface: There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my children. Even taking pirate photos in my pajamas with unbrushed/unwashed hair. Friday’s eye exam revealed that Izzy’s glasses have done nothing to improve her amblyopia (we’d hoped glasses alone would strengthen her … Continue reading

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Monologue in the Airplane Bathroom

**This is a monologue rather than a dialogue because I discourage too much discussion inside the airplane restroom & barely let my kids get a word in edgewise as I rush them through everything. This post was inspired by a recent trip … Continue reading

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Guest Post via My Brother Mark: Katrina + 5

On the night of Sunday, August 22, 2010, I tucked my four-and-a-half year old daughter in her bed, kissed her forehead and turned out the lights. About 20 minutes later, a thunderstorm blew through the area. The intense lightning put on … Continue reading

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