On Turning 40

December 11, 2013

I spent the day reflecting on my forty years of life while I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned some more. It was a snow day for our school district so the boys were home too. They enjoyed half of the day before I made them clean their rooms. I have been dreading this day for […]

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Urine For A Treat

September 6, 2013

In case you’ve been waiting with sweet anticipation, I thought I should let you know that I was able to deliver the big orange bottle of urine to the lab without incident. There are just some sentences you never thought you’d write on your blog. And here’s where I must admit that I contemplated taking a picture […]

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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

August 25, 2013

My fellas and I spent the weekend camping with McDaddy’s sister, her four kids, and another family from our church. When I picked up Alex from school on Friday, I could tell he wasn’t feeling well. He told me he was just sad because his class didn’t get to go out for recess, but I could tell he […]

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A Letter To My Firstborn

August 1, 2013

As he walked past me, I grabbed on to his gray Nike t-shirt and pulled him onto my lap. He is too big for me to cuddle, but I cuddle him anyway. His lanky legs hang almost to the floor. I lean down and kiss him on the forehead, noticing his ridiculously long eyelashes. He is […]

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This Season Of Life

May 31, 2013

The bad news is – it was 319 degrees today with about 98% humidity. The good news is, the visitor side of the baseball field we were playing at this evening was completely shaded. I remember the first season the boys signed up to play baseball. The evening of our first practice was cold and […]

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I Hate This Story

February 19, 2013

It is a treat having two little boys. They are alike in some ways, but for the most part, the two of them are as different as night and day. At their well-visit a few weeks ago, their pediatrician informed me that at Stevie’s current rate of growth, he will be a 5’11″ / 180 pound adult. […]

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Holding On

February 8, 2013

As I sit on the couch, I hear a thud. I am startled. I hear a whimper. And then footsteps. He stumbles through the hall holding his head. When I ask what happened, he mumbles something about hitting his head on the bed. In flannel Diary of a Wimpy Kid pajama pants, he climbs onto the […]

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Private Business

August 1, 2012

Once upon a time there were two little boys. The boys, while different as night and day, were the best of the friends. They were also, without doubt, the most accident-prone boys on the planet. And by some sort of crazy twist of fate, all of it has happened right under their mama’s nose. Don’t ask me how that happens. […]

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I Spy

April 26, 2012

My boys love to play Spy Games. In fact, they call themselves The Alpha Team. They have no idea that sometimes I spy on them. Crouched down on the back deck, I wait and I watch. And I listen. They laugh. They make plans. They talk spy stuff. They make fart noises. They laugh. They talk about […]

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Twenty Years

February 29, 2012

In approximately five weeks, McDaddy and I are scheduled to attend our twentieth reunion. It doesn’t seem possible that we’ve been out of school for twenty L-O-N-G years. That means that this girl is almost forty. Not that there’s anything wrong with being forty, because age is just a number. Mostly. I can’t help but […]

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