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April is Awesome

I have decided that April is the month of sweetness and light. I mean, there’s already more light. There are mornings when I wake up and it’s light outside. Like today. I only slept until 6:40 and the sky was … Continue reading

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Today we are having a wind storm. We were supposed to have one last week, too, but it didn’t pan out. The news has been panicking itself with warnings. I don’t really listen. The weather happens, or it doesn’t. I … Continue reading

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Loving What I Can, Being Honest About the Rest

Fresco has a cold and makes the most wretched snorfling noises when he sleeps. I am letting him doze on my shoulder today because I know he’ll sleep better upright. Problem is, he’s 35 lbs of love on my left … Continue reading

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The Kitchen of Brotherly Love

These are challenging days in our house, in the area of siblinghood. Four-and-a-half is a creative, powerful, volatile, and angry age. Two-and-three-quarters is sweet and delightful and stubborn. Almost-thirty-seven and Almost-thirty-nine are tired and cranky. Year of the Rabbit, age … Continue reading

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The Kids

Somewhere recently I read something about a woman being offended that people refer to their children as kids. It was a Christian argument as I recall, something about cloven hooves and children being two things that don’t go together. I … Continue reading

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