Don’t be a pain in the ass parent.

September 21, 2011

I read this article on, written by Ron Clark.  I’ll give you a moment to go read it.  I was going to write my own diatribe but basically I COMPLETELY 100% AGREE WITH HIM!!!  No need to rewrite what he so eloquently and respectfully wrote about the teacher-parent relationship. In my not so eloquent words, […]

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May 3, 2011

Up until 2 years ago I lived by a schedule.  When I was working, every minute of my day was planned.  I love schedules and plans and activities to look forward to.  But as soon as Ryann was born, my brain stopped craving the schedules, I blame it on the newborn slash survival days.  No […]

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An important phone call

April 21, 2011

Ryann and I settled into our seat, next to a lovely salt and pepper haired lady. She smiled and talked to Ryann while I grabbed snacks and books to entertain her on the flight. Her name was Jane, she told me of her travels back and forth to Massachusetts to spend time with her grand […]

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January 25, 2011

It’s a familiar feeling lately.  It creeps up when I least expect it, or when my to-do list is a mile long.  It’s a feeling that brings back both exciting and terrifying memories.  I can feel my face get warm, my heart beat faster and a lump forms in my throat, the feeling knocks me […]

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Be still my heart, my OCD is back!

January 18, 2011

It’s true that the past few months I’ve been out of sorts. My OCD some how slipped away on a vacation and I wasn’t going crazy about the house or organizing. But that my friends, is over. I am home now, I have looked around, stepped back and oh my do I need to do […]

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Our new normal.

January 17, 2011

The next chapter in our lives is among us. Today starts are our new “routine”, our new normal. My journey here has been interesting, this is all uncharted territory for me. It’s true that when I had Ryann, I was home with her for the first three and a half months. But looking back, that […]

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Life is tough, I need to get over it.

January 7, 2011

I’ve had a lot of thoughts running through the old noggin lately.  Thoughts about our family, future, my past career, my job as a mother and wife.  I sometimes get anxious about our budget and our future.  I know we made these choices and decisions all by ourselves, I know I’m doing a wonderful thing […]

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Happy New Year! NOT

January 3, 2011

This post is not going to be about “looking forward to 2011″ or some shit like that.  It’s not going to be a “good riddance to 2010″ post either, because honestly 2010 wasn’t so bad for us. But in sticking with tradition, my our New Years was less than stellar.  I suppose I shouldn’t speak […]

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A special night.

December 12, 2010

Are you ready to read something shocking?  JPW and I have not been on a formal date night since long before Ryann graced our lives in September 2009.  I’ll give you a minute to collect your jaws from the floor.  Ok, moving on…. It’s not that we don’t want to go out, but we have […]

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Undecking the halls.

December 7, 2010

Last year we didn’t have a Christmas at home.  We were in the midst of moving and traveling.  I put up a small 12″ tree and called it Christmas.  Ryann didn’t know or care what day it was, just as long as I was with her.  We were celebrating the fact JPW and I would […]

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