Category Archives: Stories

How One Mom Reacted to the News of Having Twins

“You’re having twins.” Just like that, she said it–no cushion, no soothing small talk, no sympathetic pat to the knee. As if she were telling me about the weather or making idle chat about the morning commute. As if she … Continue reading

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Hilarious History

My husband’s brother has a boy a few months older than the girls. He sent us a video of his son answering many historical questions correctly. Who was the first President? George Washington. Who was the sixteenth President? Abraham Lincoln. … Continue reading

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Plant Killer

I am a plant killer. I cannot keep potted plants. It’s beyond a black thumb; it’s ridiculous. I mean, how hard can this be? Aren’t plants at the bottom of the responsibility totem pole? Like, you tell your kids they … Continue reading

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Summer Memories

Keeping Her Cool is having a blog hop with a great twist: favorite summer memories. And it fits right in with what I’ve been thinking about lately, which is that this month marks five years since I met my husband.  … Continue reading

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The Family Portrait

“Hey! Hey! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Boo! Boo!” The babies looked up at me in annoyance, then cast their suspicious eyes upon the photographer. Click. “Well, I guess we won’t use that one,” she said. No kidding. We’d already been there for too … Continue reading

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The First Story of my First Born(s)

Rule number one in life for a sexually active woman? Never take a pregnancy test at work. It was a chilly January evening when I stepped into the Walgreens on my dinner break. I picked up a frozen pizza, a … Continue reading

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Shoe Dazzle

I love shoes. I have always loved shoes, and I feel confident that I will always love shoes.  It started when I was a little girl, staring all all the awesome heels in my mother’s closet that I was never … Continue reading

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Everything is a Toy

I was reminded yesterday of one of the many habits of babies that I’ve known for years, and, yet, somehow always manage to forget: they can turn anything into a toy – and not only turn it into a toy, … Continue reading

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Those Who Don’t Know

On Saturday, I was at a hair salon for the first time in a long time.  A little boy came in.  He must have been about three.  He walked in with his mom, a frazzled-looking woman holding a big soft … Continue reading

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Lasting Impressions

Last week, my husband and I gave in and bought the babies a pair of bicycles.  For months prior, every place we saw a bike became a 20-minute rest stop for us. “Bike!” they’d say.  “Bike!  Mine!  My bike! Up, … Continue reading

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