Kumbaya My Deklan

My 3 1/2 year old is getting to the point where he could probably cut out his daily nap. At daycare they say he’s exhausted by lunch time and still needs one, which I can appreciate, but it often makes for a really long bedtime struggle. On the weekends though, I really look forward to nap time […]

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The Persona of the Power Blazer

I always hated the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I honestly don’t know that I ever had a legit response to that question because I was never really passionate about anything in the way that some kids want to be a doctor, or a singer, or marry a rich guy and spend their […]

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Mama Bird

We are driving home from the cabin and I announce that pizza sounds good for lunch. Deklan echoes in my enthusiasm so I place an order for delivery with the new place down the street. As I’m on the phone I ask Deklan if he wants just cheese or cheese and pineapple. After 3 minutes […]

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Failing To Plan

My husband loves the saying: “Failing to plan, is planning to fail.” It’s usually fitting despite the fact I like to think of myself as a planner. And by planner, I mean party planner. I’m good at that. Planning for everyday life? Not so much. This morning, as an example, Deklan had his 6 week post-opp appointment with […]

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Howdy Ho!

I’m not even exaggerating when I say Carter had diarrhea for 3 weeks straight. And I don’t mean just loose stools either. It was pure water with some corn remnants (the kid loves corn. corn does not love the kid) and a sand like grit texture. Every time he pooped you could hear the splatter from across […]

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