Finish Line
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Finish Line

There lots of things we'd like to see as a parent. I like to call these parent wants.

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Momming and Monologuing
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Momming and Monologuing

Another child is walking away while I'm speaking to them while another can't remember what I said five minutes ago because they weren't listening. Come on people!

Back to School Blues
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Back to School Blues

Yesterday the chickens got loose, and as we were chasing them through our neighbor's yard, late to three different back to school orientations, my sweet neighbor asks how my day was going.

Succulent Friends
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Succulent Friends

All my friends are awesome. I'm not just saying that. They are each so wonderfully different and bring so much to the table of life, I sometimes wonder how I got this lucky.

Democracy vs. Dictatorship
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Democracy vs. Dictatorship

"We've all taken a vote, and we've decided we don't want to ______." "We've all taken a vote, and want to go to ______." Majority rules, right? Well, dear children, it seems you've got a firm grasp on what a democracy is.

Chocolate milk, obesity and pep talks
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Chocolate milk, obesity and pep talks

Someone spilled chocolate milk between the couch cushions. Said person did not report the incident. I happened upon a crusty tacky spot on the side of a cushion and followed it with my hand.

Long days of Summer
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Long days of Summer

Long before the pools open and most people have gone to work, I've already told people to take it down a notch and keep their hands to themselves. Multiply that by a thousand, and you may have an insight into why we are already well past summer solstice b

Summer Rants
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Summer Rants

If you're not washing at least a load of towels every day, is it even summer? Confession: Sometimes I smell the towel and look it over, questioning if this particular towel can make it through one more use. Especially if it's going to be used in fort buil

Is my child getting enough from me?
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Is my child getting enough from me?

As I get ready for bed and look at the Birkenstock tan on my feet I'm well aware, we are halfway into summer. We've been busy and accomplished a lot. Not that business always equates to productiveness, but as far as the kids are concerned we've ticked a l

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