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Father Son Art Appreciation

Mac really loves books and we love that he loves books.  When he brings us one, we’re pretty much willing to drop whatever we are doing to read to him.  And of course we read before nap and bedtime. Recently, we purchased him some new titles.  Plus, while I was in the basement sorting through some adult books, I found
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The Toof Fairy

Ok.  I wasn’t going to post about this because I begged asked the fabulous Dani over at Cloudy With A Chance of Wine to cover it on one of her Theme Thursdays. . . But then I go a little um unsolicited prompting and I felt like the issue was ripe for a post. It all started about two months
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The Hot Mess Mom At The Park

Friday evening, Mac and I walked to the Park.  It’s getting darker earlier and I wanted to get some birding in before the light became poor.  We covered much of the park and returned to the Boat Lake to feed the ducks.  (Because I have apparently created a little quacking mallard loving monster). As we approached the Lake from a
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Shut Up Already! Sunday: Nearly One Year Ago. . .

This one actually has me nearly speechless. I can’t believe it!  So little! Sob.  Hiccup.

In Which Reluctant Mother Goes From a Little God Joke to Actually Being God’s Little Joke

For those of you just checking in here’s a quick recap:  My Husband is out-of-town for the week so I’m unattended with the kid, 2 dogs, and 3 cats for the week.  The timing worked well for my Mother and Stepfather to visit for a couple of days earlier this week.  And just before they visited, I made a trek
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The Stay At Home Mom’s Version of Rush Hour Hell

It is true that a stay at home mom has a certain amount of discretionary time in her day. She does.  And it’s wonderful. . . But it sure as shit doesn’t happen around here between the hours of 4 and 6 PM. Let me give you a glimpse of what causes me to feel a knot in my stomach
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Shut Up Already! Sunday: Two Little Monkeys. . .and a Tree. . .Equals Eating Dirt and a Tantrum

Sigh.  It was adorable while it lasted. . . .

We Finally Pulled One Over on the Pediatrician!

Friday afternoon we had Mac’s 15 month well-baby check up. Now if you recall, I adore our physician but she also fills me with well. . .terror. You can read about a few of our previous visits, here and here. Long story short, the Doc had been in a snit the past few visits because Mac wasn’t gaining any weight.  I vehemently
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Control Freak Mother Wrangles Out of Control Toddler

Yesterday evening, My Husband looked at me while wrangling Mac over the kitchen sink to wash his hands and said, “Have you noticed he’s becoming harder to control?” No.  No.  Not at all.  What would give you that impression? Harder to Control?! He’s becoming nearly impossible to control. In fact, he LOVES being completely OUT OF CONTROL. Nothing makes him
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Ikea Ribba Shadow Box Frame DIY For Birth Announcements

My Mother-In-Law celebrated her birthday with us last evening.  We took Mac and our nephew to the pool and then we had dinner and cake. Of course, we were a tad behind in the actual logistics of getting a gift. It’s not that we don’t care.  It’s just sometimes difficult to find an appropriate gift, especially for our parents and
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