Quiet Time? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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There are, in the world, parents who probably consider us lucky that Z continued napping until she was nearly three. I try to remember this when I’m tearing out my hair and sobbing on the phone to my mom. “Quiet Time” sounds something like this. (Please note: Curly brackets {  } denote the ESM’s thoughts, … Continue reading

The Love Shack

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This post is long overdue. You see, friends, I have been working on a Secret Project of Joy (in addition to conspiring to send my daughter away to military camp, aka Preschool). My Secret Project of Joy is transforming our garage guest room, the “Love Shack” as we like to call it, into a place … Continue reading

Portrait of the Toddler as a Young Artist

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She’s not so much a “toddler” as a “careener,” but that’s a blog post for another day. “One feather…two feathers…but he can’t fly,” she says as she deftly moves the dry erase marker across her white board. Our artist today is creating a penguin, which should be readily evident to all who view it. Examine, … Continue reading

Re-Post: Grace

I’m sure I’m really missing everyone during this week of internet (nearly) blackout. If you’re really missing me, too, feel free to visit this old post, Grace: Click here to read something cool from the archives!

The Unthinkable

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Three bits of randomness, and a challenge. 1. Yesterday, two wild turkeys wandered along the sidewalk past our house. Just out for a stroll in the fog. No big deal. 2. Today, I pretended fixing breakfast took a lot longer than it did, because I was reading. Yeah, that sort of sneaky behavior only works … Continue reading

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