I Challenge You to a Duel…

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I turned 31 a few weeks ago.  Though I received awesome pampering  (waking up to a candle in a glazed Boston cream doughnut along side a coffee was heaven), I still dealt with the typical trials a stay-at-home-parent must face on a regular day. The children were less than appreciative that it was my birthday.  There ...

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Love Each Other, Dammit

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When I wasn't looking, these two became friends.   They play now, just about every day. Usually it's some form of crawl chase or race.  They share a lot of laughter, each watching and egging on the other.  They clap and scream and get rambunctious together.  One time it's Loren instigating the fun, the next - much ...

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Always Someone to Call

[Note: This post is nothing more than right now.  It's subject to change.  It's subject to revision.  It's maybe hypothetical parenting.  Part of this blog is creating a memory of my thoughts and ideas at the time they were written - in the haze of parenting.  In short, don't hold me to this...] I grew up ...

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Odds and Ends

Whelp, that took long: I'm packed and ready for the trip. So what's the big deal?  Aren't we ready to go?  Come on, Ma - why does it always take you so long to get ready?  It feels like we're always waiting on her, doesn't it?  I'm packed and ready, and here you are with your ...

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