Tag Archives: parenthood

Summer Day 3

My kids are officially out of school, and we have almost survived our first week of summer break. Almost. E-dogg finished his elementary school career (sniff, sniff) last week. Then for Memorial Day weekend, we rented a cabin with dear … Continue reading

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What to Expect When Getting a Puppy

One week ago, our family adopted our first puppy. My kids loved the idea of having a dog but were also not used to one. I thought a puppy would be less intimidating due to its small size, and they could … Continue reading

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Today Was a Good Day

It has been a long road that began when Mike was so sick that he had to stop working, change jobs and relocate us to Albuquerque. That crazy year of income unknowns prompted my attempts to reactivate my social work license which … Continue reading

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This Week’s (Unpaid) Endorsements

1) T.J. Maxx. As shocking as it sounds, I have now become a person who wears workout clothes in order to WORK OUT! Will wonders never cease? Thanks to a great Groupon deal, I have started taking yoga classes for … Continue reading

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Me Vs. Parenthood a la Sherman Vs. Crabtree

With no NFL games today, our family did not know what to do while eating our lunch. We flipped through NHL and NBA games neither of which featured a Chicago team. Ethan: “What’s a Knick?” Me: “It’s short for Knickerbockers.” … Continue reading

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Friday Confessional

I am a firm believer that confessing is good for the soul, not to mention great fodder for day time talk shows. While these will hopefully not cause anyone to throw a chair at me, I am going to unload … Continue reading

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The First Day

For Ethan, it was Tuesday. Parents are allowed to walk children into their classrooms on the first day. Crossing the room threshold was like watching Clark Kent go into a phone booth and come out as Superman. The child I … Continue reading

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