Monthly Archives: August 2012

I always struggle with what to get the kids’ teachers at the end of the year. How do you show your appreciation for them and not simultaneously load them up with a bunch of trinkets, crap and calories? I’ve done the gift card thing many times, and that seems like the safest route, but it […]

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My soul needed the trip I took last weekend. It was a “work” trip (and I’ll blog more about the work side of things next month), but it was at an AMAZING place – Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara – with wonderful people, like Jenny and Heather.   And it was peaceful. So […]

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“Kendall, what are you going to learn at school tomorrow?” I whispered as we laid in his bed under his solar system mobile while the planets danced around. “I dunno, I bet sumping amazing,”  he matter-of-factly replied. I bet so. Kendall started K-4 today (his second year of preschool). He helped me lay his clothes […]

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Every day, every night I worry. Am I messing this up? Am I completely failing? This parenting shit is hard. We’ve moved beyond the parts with Kendall that are hard because he’s not sleeping or not potty trained. We’re well out of toddlerhood and can understand 99.9% of his requests. He can tell us exactly […]

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There are some pieces of baby stuff that I’ve just come to accept will always be a giant pain in the ass. The playard (or pack&play), is one of them. The one we have takes 6 arms to set up, and at least 90% functioning brain capacity to figure out which buttons on which sides […]

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“Hey, the ice machine isn’t working anymore. I tried several times to unjam it, but I don’t think there are any chunks of ice that are keeping it from dispensing. I think it’s broken,” I said with a sigh as Scott walked in from work this evening. And I really had “tried” in that I […]

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The kids go back to school next week (::angels sing::), and this year Kendall’s in the big Preschool class, the one with the 4 year olds. THE ONE THAT COMES BEFORE KINDERGARTEN. Wow. That seems almost not possible. Leyna will continue to go 2 days a week to Mothers Day Out. I will continue to […]

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