Category Archives: Journal

Training to Survive

The Why Behind the Triathlon — I’ve been taking up space on the Internet, in your Twitter feeds, on your Facebook friends’ wall, talking about my workouts and progress toward this huge goal–my first triathlon. I’m taking up space here, … Continue reading

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Happy 101st Birthday, Nana

So. Confession. And this would make my grandmother’s sweet fuzzy gray head spin ’round in circles. But… I might be a bit of a pagan. I’m not sure yet; the jury is still out. I think most of the flavors … Continue reading

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Laurel Turns 9

My sweet little ginger-haired girl just turned 9. And it pains me to say that the major emotion she felt on her birthday was disappointment. The lesson Laurel learned on her birthday is a particularly hard one for children to … Continue reading

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In Defense of “Spoiled Rotten” Kids

A few days ago, my Google + page lit up with links to an article a very respectable writer named Elizabeth Kolbert wrote in The New Yorker on parenting called “Spoiled Rotten.” I read the article on my laptop, as … Continue reading

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Goodnight Moon!

The 2.5 year old decided he wanted to read our nighttime book, the popular Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown. Illustrated by Clement Herd. He read it as Harry Potter. “In the green room, the kitties WAKE UP! And a … Continue reading

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