Category Archives: The Girl

To The Girl on her 16th birthday…

To The Girl, on her 16th birthday: I have had the privilege of knowing you for nearly a decade. I’ve watched you grow from the precocious, and talkative, 5 year old who made me read Elmo backwards and forwards… to … Continue reading

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Suddenly not a fan of Grey’s Anatomy.

It’s past 11 o’clock at night. I’m wide awake with no thoughts of bed any time soon… I seem to have turned to a glass of wine to calm my shaky nerves. What has me in this state? I’m very … Continue reading

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The Courage to Grow Up…

It’s the moments of victory that make parenting a teenager rewarding… and no, I don’t mean that in an ‘I told you so’ way. It’s seeing victory on your child’s face. It’s seeing something you have tried to teach or … Continue reading

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Trying to breathe through teenage years…

I didn’t breathe yesterday. There are some days having a teenage in the house ages you prematurely. I did go to the gym, which helped, but having my water bottle spill on my brand new iPod Touch and then loosing … Continue reading

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Living with a Blogger…

I guess I am officially a blogger now. The Girl, upon my question as to why two teenage girls were sitting on my living room floor refusing to move until they figured how my four year’s transformers worked, asked ‘are … Continue reading

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Reunited…

Being a blended family is no easy proposition. There are complicated relationships and murky waters. That said, today, my blended family is finally back together and it feels fabulous. The Girl returned from visiting her mother for the summer last … Continue reading

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Does school really have to start again?

I’ve been feeling pretty guilty this summer. I have been enjoying the calm. We’ve been down to two kids as The Girl has been visiting her mom. We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of her moving in with … Continue reading

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Sleep Fantasies

I have to say, I’m a little jealous. I came back from dropping the kids off at daycare today and the house was quiet. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not a bad thing (though a little distracting because it makes … Continue reading

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