Tag Archives: family

The Progression of “I’m Not Making Too Much for Christmas Dinner”

My family is pretty much…Italian. Especially my Mom.  Every year  around this time the conversation about Christmas Dinner plays itself out in this manner (which I would not trade for the world). A month before Christmas – possibly on Thanksgiving:  … Continue reading

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The Peer Pressure I Will Not Succumb To

“30 minutes a day.” “1 hour a day” “Only on the weekends; and only for an hour or so” These are the statements I’ve heard from parents concerning playing video games.  I totally “get it” – but I don’t limit … Continue reading

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Life in the Furniture Store

My mom is a HARDCORE shopper – and by hardcore, I mean anyone that shops more than me. And by ‘more than me’, I mean anyone willing to stay in a store beyond the absolute minimum time it takes to put … Continue reading

Posted in Aversions, Childhood, Clothing, Family, Humor, Parenting, Philosophy, Random Thoughts, shopping, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 100 Comments

Searching for Tribe

Give me some place that I can go  Where I don’t have to justify myself Swimming out alone against this tide Looking for a family looking for tribe                          … Continue reading

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The Five Second Rule Fail

My husband and I feel very differently about ‘the 5 second rule’ – come on, you know what it is…the rule that food dropped on the floor is edible if picked up within 5 seconds (as long as it’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Children, Eating, Family, Food, Humor, Parenting, Story | Tagged , , , , , , | 68 Comments

Giving the Gift of Sound and Vision (and Movement)

I have a really, really, really amazing husband.   Really, he’s amazing.  One of his most amazing traits is gift giving.  He’s freakin’ fantastic at it.  I think it’s because he’s an observer. There’s not a lot of talking when he’s … Continue reading

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I Will Always Be Their Mother

Today’s post comes from Steph Rogers, at She Said What?. Steph has had a big year with lots of changes, which she touches on in this post about her situation and children’s education. She is brave, courageous, stands up for what … Continue reading

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