Monthly Archives: July 2011

Small Moments

In the end parenting is really all about the small moments. Sometimes you get the moment right, and sometimes you don’t.  Some moments are exasperating and exhausting.  With small kids I sometimes find myself on a downhill day filled with … Continue reading

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The Internet is Weird

I don’t look at my blog stats very often, but I happened upon them today and I saw some strange things.  The keyword searches that bring people to my blog are so weird. Some of the key word searches make … Continue reading

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What They Really Hear

Have you ever really stopped to think about what you are saying to your kids and what they really hear? You might be surprised if you do.  My daughter recently said something to me that shook me up a little … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Manifesto

It is raining outside tonight.  It has been hot and dry here all summer so the rain that has graced these desert skies the past few days has been glorious.  I  have been sitting here enjoying the cool air coming through the … Continue reading

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The Things I Don’t Want Anyone To Know

I don’t have dirty relationship details to dish out. The five years we were married weren’t terrible. There were difficult times, of course. We had a life together and there were parts that we made work, there were parts that … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

Yesterday sent me bad news. I couldn’t go more than 10 minutes at a time without crying and I had to keep running to the garage to do it so I didn’t freak my kids out.  It was bleak. And … Continue reading

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The Negativity Rule

I have a friend who grew up in a split home. Her father abandoned their family, moved to a town several hours away, and left his ex-wife to raise their five children alone. She was angry, of course. She was hurt, … Continue reading

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