Category Archives: Family Dynamics

Babysitter Blues

My kids used to be clingers. I couldn’t go anywhere. I couldn’t leave them, ever. When my husband and I would go out (about once every three months) we had to have an elaborate ritual, where the babysitter would come … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

My kids love me. They stick by my side. In fact, it’s hard for me to get away, for anyone else to help them, to put on their shoes, to dress them. My kids want me. What an ego boost. … Continue reading

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Shared Suffering

There’s a phenomenon I’ve noticed since the girls were quite little. Unless they’re fighting with each other, only one gets upset at a time. If one is sad about something, if one is angry about something, if one is tantruming … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

I used to do posts outlining what the girls were saying as they grew up and started grasping the language. Now that they’re three and a half, it’s not what they say butwhat they say, if you know what I mean. … Continue reading

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Day in the Life – February 2012

Last year I did a Day in the Life on Valentine’s Day. I invited a lot of bloggers to take part and got a really good response. This year my three year olds have sapped away my soul and I … Continue reading

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When a Three Year Old Loses her Mind

What do you do when a three year old loses her mind? This is a serious question. Let me welcome you into my morning. It started at seven, when the dulcet tones of two screeching children roused me from my … Continue reading

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The Alternate Dimension of the SAHM

It’s 8 a.m., and I’m telling my girls that they can switch jackets after lunch if they hate the ones they’re wearing so much. I’m arguing with them over who changed out of their nighties first yesterday and whose turn … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fittest

Yesterday was a rough day. I didn’t even get a chance to bore you with a blog. I spent the whole day writing an ebook for a nameless employer for which I will get no credit and very little money. … Continue reading

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What Insults Really Mean

“Mama, you stinky.” “I’m stinky? No, I’m not stinky. I smell good.” “No! You stinky! You stinky, huh!” My daughter then proceeds to walk outside and hang out on our porch for twenty minutes to a half hour.   This … Continue reading

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Who’s in Charge? Mark your Territory

My kids are being awful. It’s a problem. It’s doubly a problem because my mother is visiting and I want them to be good. Every time she comes or we go to visit her, I think, well, they’ve been such … Continue reading

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