Monthly Archives: January 2011

Steamrolling the Chores

Let me tell you about the best $200 I ever spent.  Better yet, let me show you. That’s right.  A Bissell Steam Cleaner. For a mere $200, and hours upon days of endless toil, I finally have the carpets in … Continue reading

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The Breakthroughs Are Worth the Breakdowns

We are coming up on an entire week of blissful happiness in this house.  For almost seven straight days now, I have been able to talk to my children, to walk them through disappointments and to thwart what previously would … Continue reading

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STOP! We’re Doing It Wrong.

From this point forward, you all need to start calling your children “garbage” when they disappoint you.  You need to call them “fatty” if you feel they are overweight.  Make them practice an instrument for three hours a day, and … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 22

Natalina jams on her recorder, but Dulce remains unmoved.

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Toddler Tricks – 22

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem:  You bought a few toys for your children.  You lovingly picked them from the shelf and looked forward to the absolute bliss that would surely encompass their little faces the moment they saw them.  You bring home the … Continue reading

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What’s your (New) Sign?

I’ve never put any stock into horoscopes and star signs.  Born in the early 1980s, I always figured myself beyond all that New Age mumbo jumbo, if that’s even what it is.  Until, of course, the internet’s hysteria over possible sign … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Letter of Explanation

Dear Library Patron, The other day, as you may recall, my toddlers and I had what I consider to be a very successful trip to the library.  I understand you do not agree.  I know you are far removed from … Continue reading

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22-minute Shows Are Worthless

It’s 9:07 a.m.  Dora is on to give me a few minutes while I try to make breakfast for everyone.  I manage to clean out the dishwasher and fix my coffee before 9:22 a.m. when I hear “Mama.  Mama!  Glasses!  … Continue reading

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Poverty is Our Problem, Too

It was February in Connecticut.  The bitter winds blew over the snow, frozen into icy lumps so that even the force of the gales could not lift it.  Walking over it, my warm boots didn’t even make a crunch.  My … Continue reading

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The Sections Need Sections!

A while back, I naively posted about my To-Do List.  Well, this has become a joke since the holidays came and went.  I am so far behind, I don’t even know where to start.  Aside from joyously and caringly nurturing … Continue reading

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