Tag Archives: Marriage

To Keep or Not to Keep

We have an issue with throwing things away in our family.  Mostly, that we don’t want to. Andy believes everything is useful.  From empty butter tubs to pencils that are too short, he has uses for everything.  He’s not a … Continue reading

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Common Core Kindergarten

Last year, my son Colin started kindergarten.  For the first couple of weeks, I was dying to hear what he’d learned.  Was he writing novels?   Translating a bit of French?  Maybe splitting a couple of atoms—while wearing safety goggles—the teacher … Continue reading

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Adventures in Landscaping

Our house is a fixer upper (that I used to think would one day be fixed up.  Silly, naïve me).  When we first bought it ten years ago, my father tried to inspire me by speaking nostalgically about the backbreaking … Continue reading

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Say Yes to the Dress…and Yes and Yes and Yes

My three-year-old daughter is currently in love with Rapunzel. She has a Rapunzel dress that she wears every day.  Seriously—every day.  Bonus: it’s full of glitter, so yay!  Our house is always sparkly!  The dress too fragile to be washed, … Continue reading

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Rats! and Other Four Letter Words

Two years ago, my family and I visited my parents in Reno for Christmas, and when we returned, our kitchen was flooded.  Apparently rats had snuck into the house in our absence and chewed through the water line to the … Continue reading

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One More Never Hurt Anybody

I think I want a third child.   Sometimes I think this means I’m crazy.  Andy confirms this. I especially doubt my sanity every evening at bedtime.  Around eight p.m., I’m not even sure I want the children we have.  Science … Continue reading

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Early Onset Senioritis

My kindergarten son offers a lot of resistance to school in the morning. He doesn’t exactly hate school; he just feels it gets in the way of other creative projects he’d like to work on at home. He has Legos … Continue reading

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