Category Archives: Laurel Milestones

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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The NOT Birthday of Vomit and Bugs!

I dearly hope this year, when my awesome little red-haired middle child turned 8, will not go down in MotherMirth history as the birthday with the puking and the nits. The year started out so well! A few days before … Continue reading

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The Trouble with January Birthdays

On my 8th birthday, I figured out that having an early January birthday kinda sucks. That was the year my parents couldn’t pull it off. Couldn’t make the magic happen. I had always measured my birthdays as compared to my … Continue reading

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Parenting: First Day Jitters

I’m supposed to be feeling lighter. Better. After all, 2/3rds of my children are in school after a long summer. But instead, I am a stress monkey. I’ve crafted this life out of the scraps of good plans, thrown together … Continue reading

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The Tooth Fairy’s M.O.

What does the Tooth Fairy do with all those teeth? Laurel, age 6: (speaking in a lisp, as she just lost a front tooth this morning) I think that the Tooth Fairy umm, when we lose our tooth, she takes … Continue reading

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