They Won’t All Like You


Try as you might, they won’t all like you.

Some will have reason – maybe, unthinking, you said something to hurt them. 

You will be too round for some. Or too short. 

You might not make enough money. You’re too old. Or immature. …

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The Best of Both Worlds: An Ode to My Tween

When I was a new mom, I was not looking forward to the school-aged years. I was downright dreading the tween and teen years – when I contemplated them at all. I was an early childhood educator – I didn’t know anything about big kids except they were mouthy and rude. And… well, BIG. Time…

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Baby Feet

  When I became a mom, I dreamed of pictures of tiny baby feet and hands. A snoozing baby loosely wrapped in a blanket, a tiny foot with the teeniest of toes peeking out. I wanted to capture the beauty of those tiny tootsies so that one day we could marvel that they were ever so…

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Old School Blogging – I am…

  I am excited to join Elaine from Miss Elaineous Life for Old School Blogging again this month. Elaine is teaming up with Angela from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed and they have given us a series of sentence beginnings and it is up to us to finish them.  I am alone in the house….

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Old School Blogging – 12 Questions

  It’s Old School Blogging time again! I’m linking up with my friend Elaine from Miss Elaine-ous Life for 12 random questions. Elaine’s co-host this month is Emmy from Emmy Mom. 1. Are you young at heart or an old soul? – Can I say both? I’m going to say BOTH. Introverted and reflective, but…

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Chores? Just Call Him The Flash

Like many kids, ours are expected to do chores to help out around the house. Captain Alpha, as with many things, has his own unique chore style. This method seems to be a full-on race to finish. Because finishing his chores means he can play in his room or watch TV or play on his tablet…

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This is my 'if-I-don't-smile-I'll-cry-because -there-is-so-much-snow' face.

The Winter of Our Discontent

William Shakespeare speaks to me.  No, not in the creepy ‘I see dead people’ way. Since I first began reading his works in school, many lines and quotes from his various plays and sonnets resonated with me. I bought Shakespearean magnetic poetry at a gift shop in Stratford-Upon-Avon when I visited England years ago. It’s not…

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Procrastination Quote

Master of Procrastination

I am a master procrastinator. If they gave degrees in procrastination, I would be dean of the faculty. But of course they don’t give degrees in procrastination because no one has gotten around to putting a program together yet.  In the time it has taken you to read the beginning of this post, I have…

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If we didn't have the GIANT rhododendron, where would I force the boys to pose for our annual spring photograph?

Old School Blogging – Fun and Random

I’m linking up with my friend Elaine from Miss Elaineous Life for Old School Blogging again this month. Her co-host is Julia from Wine in Mom and they are asking some fun, random questions.  1. If you could go on a reality show, which one would you choose? Definitely NOT Survivor –  too many snakes….

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To Halifax With It

Why is swearing so fascinating to kids?  When I was first told, “those words are for grown ups,” I became interested not only in what they meant, but which ones I could say. I remember quizzing my mom: