Category Archives: Big Dude

The great diaper explosion… followed by the great Mommy explosion.

I used to hear about those gross kids moments where a child takes his dirty diaper and ‘paints’ all over his crib or the kids who takes off his diaper to ‘go’ in the corner of the carpet and think… … Continue reading

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Adventures in Grade School Art

I had a great morning.  It was a day that really brought home how important the little things can be when you pay attention.  I spent an hour volunteering in Big Dude’s class.  I got to play with the laminater and … Continue reading

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A room with no toys… and a full-volume tantrum.

Wow. Motherhood. The highs… and the lows. Today I had a moment of total shame… and then a breakthrough. There is no middle ground… is there? Big Dude has been testing me lately. There’s been a lot of yelling. There’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday is for Writing: Oak

I’ve been slowly reclaiming my back yard. The grass is still mostly weed and the garden is far too big for my busy schedule, but I have discovered the perfect spot to enjoy the yard while still watching the kids. … Continue reading

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Wednesday is for Writing: Nature

I watch my son’s tears pour down his cheeks. He holds up a sore finger, the result of a clandestine foray into the bathroom drawer. As I kiss the offending finger better, I marvel at this elemental nature of a … Continue reading

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Not so ready for school….

I have, so far, had a relatively low key reaction to the Big Dude starting school. In fact, I have been excited for him. He is SO ready. He and his little buddies are planning play dates daily out of … Continue reading

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