Life lessons installment 1

October 19, 2011

Things I’ve said this week…   “Ryann… don’t put the Q-tip in your bum, we clean our ears with Q-tips” please take your head out of the bread bag” don’t sit on the bread!” please don’t hit me with your carrot” carrots are for eating and pretend play not for brushing my hair” do you want […]

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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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On having a two year old.

September 19, 2011

There are countless words, new and old; short, demanding sentences softened with please and thank you. There is a big girl bed, with six pillows protecting the precious 24lb. toddler.  Five pees on the potty,  three poop catches and one obnoxious potty congratulatory dance.  There is blond hair long enough to put in a short […]

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Bullied on the playground.

February 25, 2011

Yesterday at the playground, Ryann was bullied.  By seven year old’s. A boy and a girl. Ryann is 17 months old.  A bold statement? Indeed. But true. Ryann bent down to crawl into a fort like space under one of the big slides, I was right behind her, JPW on the other side waiting for […]

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Introduction & Signing with Ryann: ALL DONE

February 23, 2011

I have always had an interest in sign language.  Did you know I chose the college I graduated from specifically for it’s Deaf Education program?  Did you know I studied ASL (American Sign Language) and Deaf Culture in college?  I did, and I loved it.  Sadly I changed my major to focus only on Elementary […]

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It’s only a phase.

February 11, 2011

In the early hours of the morning, when no one else was awake and Ryann was screaming JPW and I would bounce, shush and sway, I’d tell myself… “it’s only a phase.” When I needed to be pressed up against her so she would sleep more than twenty minutes, I’d tell myself…“it’s only a phase.” […]

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What happened to meeting friends the old fashioned way?

February 4, 2011

So I mentioned last week that I joined Stroller Strides and was starting to make some friends. Most of the women keep telling me to join the meet up group and check out the other “mom meet ups”. I finally get around to checking out the meet up groups that are age appropriate for Ryann […]

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All under fifteen minutes.

February 3, 2011

Butter the toast (times two) Slice the peach Pour the milk Pour the coffee Wheel highchair to table Bring plates (times two) to the table Take a bite of toast Watch Ryann’s toast fall overboard Hear dog indulging in floor toast Observe Ryann stare at her plate. And watch and listen as she signs, “All […]

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New word.

January 19, 2011

oakley outlet We’ve reach a new toddler milestone at the Williams’ house.  It starts with an N and ends with an O.  And goes something like this: “Ryann, may I have a kiss?” “No, no, no.” “Ryann, please get your sippy cup off the floor.” “No, no, no.” “Ryann, it’s time to change your stinky […]

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Headed home, just for a weekend.

November 4, 2010

Tomorrow evening I’m hitting the road with an overnight bag and Ryann.  We’re heading back to our old stomping ground for a friend’s birthday party.  This will be the first time I’m taking a road trip without JPW’s help.  I don’t mind road trips or driving, but Ryann is mobile and hates to be in […]

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