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Fresh Air is Good for the Grumps

I’m always amazed at how quickly a little fresh air erases my child’s crummy moods. My little guy apparently swallowed a grump monster while he slept last night because, man, he was super sour from the moment his feet hit the floor. No wait, I believe he pouted at me the second I opened his door to check on his sweet little sleeping self (that might be a record). I mean it was awful. Nothing was as it should be, every answer was dripping with whine and the day was quickly getting way out of whack. So imagine my surprise when my… Continue reading »

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Morning Revelations of My Son

I was in the shower when my little guy woke up this morning with exciting news. As I poked my head around the shower curtain to listen, this is what he had to say. “Mama I want to tell you two things. One, I had a big boogie sticking out of my nose and I picked it out of there. And two, I was coughing and then I burped at the same time. It felt quite good.” Ahhh, such is life with a little boy. . . I wouldn’t trade it.  

To Make a Mama’s Heart Melt

Earlier this week I discovered that my iPhone would randomly make little memory movies using groups of photos stored on my device. Okay, so it was a news flash for me, but apparently no one else in this big ol’ world. When I realized my phone had completely taken over creative license of my life, I decided to send my husband a fun little video of his birthday celebration. Unfortunately the file size was too large to send, so I decided to create a You Tube page and upload it there for his viewing pleasure. What I didn’t realize was that… Continue reading »


Fresh Snow Flurries and Family Fun

I’m not sure one ever outgrows the excitement of Winter’s first snow. . . now some of us get over it much more quickly than others, but for children even the slightest flurry is cause to pounce about in the cold. The first words out of my son’s grinning face as he stepped off the school bus were, “It’s snowing!” Yes indeed, today was our first real snow in KC and even at that it barely dusted the ground in select spots, but that was enough to make my little man happy. That boy played outside until his fingers were down right frigid. He… Continue reading »


When Your Child is Not Your Child

I absolutely love it when I catch a glimpse of my child. . . well, not being my child. It sounds harsh, but I bet you mamas know of what I speak. At home my six-year-old son burps at the table and laughs, he ignores instruction on a whim, “please” and” thank you” are apparently optional and an occasional meltdown for no apparent reason is deemed normal. So imagine my delight when his “other self” appears, usually in public, and he becomes the dearest, most considerate, polite and helpful child you have ever seen. What? It’s on these occasions that… Continue reading »

Sorting Out This Kindergarten Thing

Tomorrow my one and only child starts kindergarten. . . and I just don’t know what to say about that. He, on the other hand, has plenty to say. The first words out of his mouth this morning were, “I’m so excited to start kindergarten tomorrow!” Really? Does he have to be quite so excited about the end of my life as I know it? Okay, so that’s a bit over-dramatic, but kind of true. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for almost six years now and I have embraced everything that brings, but at 8:40 tomorrow morning everything changes. Tomorrow I… Continue reading »

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