Category: everyday musings

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Why I didn’t want to tell my son about the death of Anthony Bourdain

Originally written for another publication who rejected it because they said it had been published before (it hadn’t) and wasn’t timely (it is). Hmmm…Anyhow…figured I’d just publish it on my own blog instead. ______ I didn’t even know him. Not really. But yet it was almost like losing a close friend. I’d had a crappy night of sleep with two sick kids and I … Read More Why I didn’t want to tell my son about the death of Anthony Bourdain

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Adventures of Zooma the wonder dog: out in Wall-kings Glen

A couple weeks ago we went to a place Mommy and Daddy called Wall-kings Glen or something like that. The lady in the little building said I wasn’t allowed on the trail so Mommy and Plaything One and Plaything Two stayed with me in the place they called a park and another place called a playground. The playground was full of creatures that were … Read More Adventures of Zooma the wonder dog: out in Wall-kings Glen

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She’s quite fond of the slimy creatures. 10 on 10 for June

My 3-year old daughter is a caretaker. She takes care of her stuffed animals and our pets and other people’s pets. Sometimes she takes care of me and once in awhile her brother (though she’s usually bossing him around). What she really enjoys taking care of, though, are worms and bugs. I don’t get it, but she likes rolly pollies and worms and wants … Read More She’s quite fond of the slimy creatures. 10 on 10 for June

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What Anthony Bourdain taught me

“[When I die], I will decidedly not be regretting missed opportunities for a good time. My regrets will be more along the lines of a sad list of people hurt, people let down, assets wasted and advantages squandered.” ― Anthony Bourdain I’m not sure how healthy it is to cry off and on for two days over the death of a person you didn’t even … Read More What Anthony Bourdain taught me

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The Graduate

I know, Mom. It’s hard. She’s wearing a cap and a gown. But you see a newborn in a blanket. A little girl in a ponytail. Skinned knees. Kissed booboos. Heartache. Warm hugs. Little hands holding yours. It’s all wrapped up in this moment and you can see it all at once, flashing before your eyes at lightening speed. You can barely catch your … Read More The Graduate

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The teachable moments of parenting fails

“I’m hungry.” It’s not WHAT she said that drove me crazy, it’s WHEN she said it. It was midnight. Bedtime had been stretched out insanely long for months now, something I hoped to remedy soon, and my last straw was being asked to get a snack at midnight. By a 3-year old. By my 3-year old. Right then I acted like a very mature, … Read More The teachable moments of parenting fails

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Just be you | Athens, pa. Photographer

Too many times I try to be someone I think other people want me to be. But guess what. This is me. And this is us. And we’re fun and crazy and I sometimes I don’t fit the traditional ideas of what a Christian is or a mom is or a photographer is and I think that’s just fine. I have never minded not … Read More Just be you | Athens, pa. Photographer

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I’m sorry my house isn’t clean, we were doing important things.

We spent our morning looking for rolly pollies. We made them a home in a plastic container and searched and searched until we found one to live there. Last night we mixed brownies without eggs because we were out but she thought it would be fun anyhow. Then we ate brownie goo before bed. The other day we spent the morning looking for just … Read More I’m sorry my house isn’t clean, we were doing important things.

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Adventures of Zooma the Wonder Dog: The Escape

This is part of a series about Zooma The Wonder Dog. You can find the first post >>>>here. Yesterday I woke Daddy up even earlier than the other day. He was grumpy but told me it was OK because I’m just a baby and eventually I’ll let him sleep in. I laughed. He’s pretty clueless sometimes. He passed me off to Plaything One and … Read More Adventures of Zooma the Wonder Dog: The Escape