"Category: Parenting"

No Mud No Lotus
On Friday, I shaved what was left of Penelope’s hair. She decided she had had enough of it thinning and getting matted, and just wanted it over with...
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When I was down in what felt like an extremely dark hole, I was trying anything and everything to claw myself out. What I now know to be...
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Lately, things are extra loud around here.    Our kids are still little enough to rely on us for pretty much everything. Ciro never stops moving, talking, or moving...
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Ciro loves his big sister, and I don’t think I could stress that enough. He looks to her when he does something funny so he can be sure...
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Penelope’s preschool teacher walked her to my car at pickup, and I could immediately sense something was off. “I bet you’re wondering why Penelope is wearing different pants,”...
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Every year I’ve cooked a turkey (beginning in 2012), I’ve ordered it directly from the farm. I pick it up myself from the farm the Tuesday before Thanksgiving....
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“The cow runs away from the storm while the buffalo charges directly toward it — and gets through it quicker.” ~Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the...
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(photo credit: brother-in-law, Dave) The text message came from my sister-in-law. The message simply read: “How’s your soul?” Between kids and busy lives, we don’t get to talk that...
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How many times have you said to yourself, when thinking back on all of the crazy you experienced growing up: how the heck did I make it this far...
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Recently we were at a party where there were lots of kids which prompted what I believe was a lesson in people. I was chatting with another mom,...