Tag Archives: kids

…and baby makes 19

Did anyone else read this “story” on the Duggars? Are you one of the legions of fans (perhaps not of them, but of their show) that follow them faithfully? How into Jon and Kate were you? (Be honest!) The piece is … Continue reading

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O Child

O child, my own…you’ve begun that lengthening into Boy. Fingers in the mud, dribble of that last popsicle down your arms, you delve into the earth like you delve into your pancakes. Never silent, always wordless, pecking at your mother’s … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Dear School,

Just a quick note to tell you how much of an ethical dilemma you really are. You’re cute, that’s for sure. Your little blue awnings, your ambiance of 1950s parochial school nirvana. You’re probably worth the thousands of dollars I’m … Continue reading

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In the hush

In the predawn hush, I am Mother. Holding you on my chest as we rock, I am warmth and safety, and a place in memory called home. In the harshness of daylight, I am tough. Showing black and white, silencing with a … Continue reading

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Testing…testing…

Literally, in my case. This week is testing for the incoming students. I have a plethora of inane-yet-in-academic-circles-totally-lifealtering-and-earthshattering tasks to accomplish this week. Am feeling less than encouraged on the blog front, too. Does anyone else get blog envy as … Continue reading

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Step away from the baby

Has anyone else read the eight different kinds of crazy (to use TKW’s phrase) that is this article on stars’ baby names? Being a baby name trend afficionada (I know, NERD ALERT!), I had to spend some time with the prescription-drug … Continue reading

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