June 29 16

Once, at the zoo, wee Isabella had a predicament. She was thirsty, and wanted to drink from the water fountain, unassisted. (“I WANT TO DO IT MYSELF!“) (A little stubborn, that one.) The problem, of course, was that it was a little bit of a tricky challenge. She couldn’t quite…

June 27 16

In June 2006, my boy walked across his classroom in a paper hat and yarn tassel to officially become a junior kindergarten graduate. I cried, of course. He loved Star Wars, LEGO, The Packers, Superman and cereal. He hoped to become a superhero when he grew up. Tonight, in June 2016, my…

June 24 16

You know how at the end of December people do that one word thing? Instead of a laundry list of resolutions that they will likely forget about by mid-February, people choose a word to focus on for the 365 days ahead. Words like Move, Try, More, Focus, Simplify. Well, I…

June 22 16

I swear I live in a frat house. Sometimes I give myself parenting pats on the back. Sleep training? I was a ninja. The day my third and last child was able to wipe her own bottom without assistance? Good parenting day. Deciding that my children who are not Isabella…

June 20 16

JUNE. Amiright? In addition to today being the first day of summer and the longest day of the year — which, incidentally, if you are a girl like me who loves this current heat wave and spends ten months of the year with cold extremities, the longest day of the year…

June 2 16

My friend came over to bring me the loveliest of gifts. “A gift?” I wondered. A gift?  “For your birthday,” she said. That’s right. I’m 38 now.  It happened and I don’t even remember. How’s *that* for feeling old? The problem with celebrating a birthday on the day you spend…

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