Archive for the raising children Tag

Dear Liam’s Mom,

So Mac’s been in preK just shy of a month now. He goes twice a week. And we missed Monday because we were at the beach. However, the Monday before that, I was sitting in the parent conference beside Liam’s mom. I refer to her as Liam’s mom because I don’t know her name. He son’s name is Liam. And
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Raising Boys: Reluctant Mother v. #RAY RICE

A man walks into an elevator. . .(at 4AM?!) And makes a very poor decision. And WHOA.  CONSEQUENCES. I’ll mention now, as far as I’m concerned it’s NEVER okay to do harm to another.  I don’t care about your beliefs, your past, any stress you might be feeling.  It’s NEVER okay.  NEVER. And this is why I decided the Naval
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Mommy To Keep It Movin’

There was a time, not so long ago, when I was willing to give almost anything for Mac to just shut up and amuse himself for five minutes. . . Just so I could load the dishwasher or brush my teeth without fear of him harming himself or something. . .without hearing him scream out for help in frustration over
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Apologies To My “Starter Kid”

People keep asking so I’ll tell. . . A SECOND BABY AIN’T NO BIG THING. Not that Teddy isn’t just as amazing as Mac. He is. Not that there isn’t a ton of extra gear, and laundry, and planning. . . There is.   Not that there probably won’t be some stupid-ass double wide stroller taking up precious real estate
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The Pregnant and Delusional Reluctant Mother: 20-Year War v Chaos

Nope.  Not pregnant. . .Just the title of certain posts I do when I look back on all the crap I was delusional about when I was pregnant. I’m feeling a little bleh today.  I probably just haven’t swilled enough coffee or something.  I feel like I could happily sped a large chunk of the morning in bed. Of course,
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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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Purposeful Parenting?

I know this will come as a surprise for those of you who think I spend nearly every waking minute swilling booze and spewing snark but I am serious about my parenting. Frequently clueless. . .but caring.   I think about it a lot. I think about my actions.  My words. I want to provide my kid with the best
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Two Valuable Parenting Lessons, Reluctant Mother Style

You might recall in my last post, I decided to be somewhat uncharacteristically kind and non-judgmental of fellow Mother I encountered in the Park. Yeah.  That feeling was nice while it lasted. . . Yesterday, Mac and I took a long walk to Fells Point.  We hadn’t been to the area in a while and the weather was so nice,
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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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Adorable Toddler w/Minimal Defiance Issues ISO Like Minded Toddlers For A Good Time?

We went to the pool today.  It was great fun. And the most children of Mac’s own age that he’s ever seen in one place. Boy, was he interested. He’s a pretty friendly kid. Ok.  He’s a complete ham. With adults and children of all ages. Could he have a future in Hollywood? Don’t worry.  I’m not THAT delusional. I am
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