S is for . . . Suburbs (Or, 10 Signs You’ve Had Kids and Moved Out of the City)

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city photoWhen I was in college, I couldn’t wait to move to Manhattan. I had romantic visions of penning a deep, existential novel in a dimly lit coffee shop, inspired by the lofty aromas of freedom and mocha. Of elegant nights hosting happy hour in my tastefully decorated apartment. Of busy nightclubs filled with pulsating rhythms and the next love of my life. Continue reading

Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #19

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The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

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D is for . . . Discipline (Or, The Day My Son Stopped Being Cute)

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devilish photo4I remember that morning clearly. My kids were eating breakfast in the kitchen, and I was in the next room, rounding up some wayward toys and sippy cups. Suddenly, I heard my daughter shout, “Mommy, he broke your glasses!” Running into the kitchen, I realized that my 21-month-old son had grabbed my glasses off a nearby counter, and stretched the frame until it broke. Needless to say, I was not pleased.

Shortly after, I was preparing for the beach, frantically gathering sunblock and towels. Out of nowhere, my son grabbed a piece of “medical equipment” from my daughter’s Doc McStuffins’ bag, and proceeded to scratch the screen of our new LCD TV.

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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #18

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F is for . . . First Day of Kindergarten (And What Mommy Learned Today)

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P1010733The big day finally arrived. For weeks I’ve been toting around a crumpled list of school supplies, eagerly checking off glue sticks and crayons, desperately hunting for elusive 5-oz. Dixie cups, frantically squeezing in as many mother-daughter pancake breakfasts as possible before that big yellow bus arrived to whisk my daughter away to kindergarten. And today, after all the hopes and expectations, that bus finally came. When my daughter returned from her adventures, proudly donning a sticker proclaiming “I’m a Kindergartner!” I asked her what she learned. “I don’t know,” she replied, running off to grab a snack. Well, while my daughter may have learned little, Mommy has learned several enlightening facts from baby’s first day of kindergarten.

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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #17

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Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! Last week’s hop was full of inspiring and informative posts. Thank you to everyone who participated. Three terrific posts were featured — to see which ones they were, visit this week’s blog hop.

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M is for . . . Movie Marathon (Or, 7 Things to Watch This Holiday Weekend)

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Let’s face it: it’s the end of summer, and by now you’ve gone to every playground in town (including the one with the hornet’s nest under the slide), every nearby patch of land with a duck on it that can pass as a “farm,” and every beach within a 100-mile radius. If you’re running out of ways to fill the time as Labor Day weekend approaches, take heart. It’s bound to rain at least once, and you’ve earned some serious couch time. If you’re ready to connect with the small screen, here’s a list of seven movies and TV series my daughter can’t get enough of — and, as a bonus, there are no agoraphobic ice queens, comatose princesses, or heroes in a half shell. While these may not be appropriate for every (or any) age group, they’ve gotten us through some long, rainy days in our house. Enjoy!

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