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Stilling the wakeful mind that keeps mommy from sleep

March 6, 2013 – 7:40 am

Last night brought little sleep. Three wakeful children each made their way to my bedside before midnight. Coughs, bad dreams and thirst kept babes – and their mom – from getting deep into dream land.
Problem …

Welcome Monday, I mean Tuesday

February 19, 2013 – 11:45 am

You would think it was a Monday in our house. Just as we were trying to run out the door for school, my 8-year-old daughter decided to dump out her backpack. A package of crumbled …

Illness forces this mom into overdrive to slow an active child

January 11, 2013 – 5:54 am

Sometimes you just have to tell kids to “stop.”
Stop teasing on your sister. Stop interrupting me while I’m on the phone.
Stop picking your nose!
But try telling an active 8-year-old to stop moving, wiggling and jumping …

Sick toddler gives mom a day to cuddle and make chicken soup

October 27, 2012 – 6:16 pm

Today I discovered that when life throws you a curve ball, make chicken soup.
We had lots planned for our weekend, not the least of which was spending time with a very special family that is …

Crackers on the floor, marker on the wall: Yes, a toddler lives here

September 12, 2012 – 1:15 pm
Now, what trouble can I get into next?

There are fishy crackers all over the floor (melting in a dumped glass of milk). I spotted black marker (nonpermanent I hope) on the refrigerator this week. And naked baby dolls are strewn on every …

What would it take to raise an Olympian?

August 3, 2012 – 3:10 pm
U.S. Olympian Gabby Douglas with her gold medal after the all-around gymnastics competition. (AP Photo)

“I want to do that!”
We’ve heard that statement several times in the last few days as we’ve watch Olympic gymnastics, diving and swimming competitions each evening.
I’m sure we’re not alone.
In the last week, I’ve signed …

Lice, the hallway trampoline and figuring out school

August 2, 2012 – 12:40 pm

Did you see the glazed-eyed woman in the checkout line buying two bottles of lice shampoo yesterday? The one trying to keep the toddler from grabbing ANOTHER bag of M&Ms from the register counter?
That would …

Homework time! Kids discover their desks

August 1, 2012 – 10:32 pm

Homework began at our house last night.
After a fun afternoon with friends, we arrived home about 7 p.m. Since I’m still getting used to the idea that my kids are back in school (and so …

Son’s summer memories come from books

July 30, 2012 – 12:51 pm

What did we do this summer?
Apparently we did a lot of reading!
One of my son’s first school assignments was to create an acrostic poem about summer.
Basically, take the letters – S-U-M-M-E-R – and use them …

2 year old takes over mommy’s blog for back-to-school rundown

July 19, 2012 – 4:00 pm

Hi! I’m Miss L, Michelle’s nearly 2-year-old daughter (Mom has called me “2” for nearly three months. So hey, where are my presents?”)
Today I spent the day with my mom. It started easy enough. Wake …