Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

Originally published on Today.com Parent Contributors ​ The 4-year old wants to have a tea party and a play date, but the oldest needs to have his lessons given to him and lunch needs to be cooked. The dog just had surgery so she needs extra attention. The cat is out of food and lets …

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I heard it before I saw it and knew at that moment I’d made a mistake letting my 4-year old jump from the couch to the metal barstool we’d never actually used at a bar since we didn’t have one. I saw her hanging over the bottom rungs of the chair, now on its’ side, …

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I find myself sitting alone in the kitchen after I give the kids their dinner some nights, eating alone and listening to a podcast, and it fills me with guilt. How dare I sit and not be with my children? Don’t I love them? Don’t I want to be with them all the time? If …

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She woke up this morning, looked at me and said “pretend you’re mama puppy.” That meant she was baby puppy and barked and whimpered at me while I was mama puppy and had to bark all my answers at her.  It was a bit too early in my day to be barking morning greetings to …

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I wasn’t ready for it, I’m not going to lie. The attitude. The firm shakes of the head and the cry of “no!” The folded arms. The tantrums.  The deep scowls and body flops to the floor. She’s not even two.  Yet these are the reactions I have had as I stare in horror at …

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At 20 months of age you are insanely clingy and there are brief moments it drives me crazy.“I need my hands free to push this cart! Good grief! ““I brought the stroller so you would sit in it, not so I can carry you in the sling while I push an empty stroller and get …

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin   I wish I was better at being a mom. I wish I didn’t cry like a toddler when my toddler won’t nap on the one day I really needed one myself. I wish I didn’t let curse words fly out when she won’t sleep and when I know better …

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My house was a mess and my photos were remaining unedited, which was driving me crazy. Little Miss wanted to sit in my lap and have me read to her, the first time ever. I sat in the middle of that mess and read to her after feeling frustrated and annoyed only 15 minutes before, …

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For 13 years when someone asked what I did for a living I said “I’m a newspaper reporter”.  It made me feel like I had accomplished something in life. Four years of college, a degree, and a job in what I went to college for. I was a contributing member of society. I was a …

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