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Buddy’s (Baseball!) Birthday

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too. ― Yogi Berra Buddy, yours is pretty much the only birthday we celebrate around here, ya know. Because it’s your birthday — and the anniversary of our family. And THAT’S something to celebrate. Every year — we pick out the […]

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Competitive Sports is a Whole New Ballgame

Jeff, if this is how you feel when the Razorbacks play football… I am sincerely sorry for anything I’ve ever said to invalidate your feelings… I said those words tonight just before cleaning the entire kitchen with my nervous, restless energy. A new season of parenting arrived without warning today.  Competitive sports. Colt’s been playing […]

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Reality Check for Super Mom

For weeks, I’ve been secretly patting myself on the back. Keeping all the balls in the air! Work – good! Kiddo and hubby – good! House… clean enough! No one got the flu this year! I’m kinda/sorta/sometimes going to bed at a decent hour! Last week, I spent several days in New York for work. […]

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Humble and Kind

Colt is the perfect age for an election year. And by “perfect” I mean “equal parts innocent and impressionable — and curious”. *sigh* He’s been coming home repeating things kids at school have claimed about their (parents’) views and opinions and he sees the campaign signs in front yards and he will tell you he […]

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My kid won’t take a shower, and it finally broke me.

Colt takes a shower each morning. He’s been doing this for years, yet somehow – every single morning – it’s as if he’s doing it for the very first time. Somehow the routine — and let me tell you, it’s ROUTINE — of transitioning from breakfast to Mike&Mike with Daddy to the shower — in […]

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