Archive for June 2014

10 Great Things about NOT Drinking

There are plenty of us out here who aren’t drinking these days.  You might be pregnant.  You might be supporting a partner who’s pregnant.  You might be sick.  You might be allergic.  You might just not want to drink – HOW DARE YOU.  Contrary to popular belief, most of us who don’t drink are not... Read more »

Important Things: From a Mom to Her Children

I’m honored to have another Guest Post from My Little Mama today. I’ve been thinking about things, important things, that I hope my two children (and now six grandchildren) have learned or will learn from me. The first thing that comes to mind is kindness. For me, most other things have to get in line... Read more »

Dear New Mom of Twins

Dear New Mom of Twins, I’ve been doing this twin mom thing for 2 years now, and well, my kids are doing quite well.  I think.  I believe that qualifies me to drop some wisdom bombs on all of you in the trenches of the first year.  First off, I want to tell you that... Read more »

17-Month-Olds are Delightful

My boy waves his arms so unabashedly filled with excitement that you are unable to stop yourself from fits of laughter.  When he propels himself flapping his wings toward you for a hug, you feel a hot tear flush with joy rise up and you just go with it.  He smiles at you with those... Read more »

Living Life without Reflection

When we moved into our new home, it was standing guard in the bedroom as it has been everywhere we’ve lived the last number of years, but this time around, it was in the way.  Bulky.  Too substantial for the room. It held too much power.  Too much space. And it got me thinking. What... Read more »

Being a Dad: I’m Thankful for Do-Overs

Just in time for Father’s Day, I have the pleasure today of introducing my Dad’s writing into the blogging fray. I’m so happy he wanted to Guest Post for us here as he is something else.  Enjoy! — Father’s Day is in the offing, which always makes me think about my good fortune in being... Read more »


WE DID IT!  We are in our NEW HOME. I have much to write about and share with you, BUT I AM A LITTLE BUSY and I’m in the midst of an epic blood curdling battle with Comcast about our WiFi (you’ve never heard so many cuss words come out of this woman’s mouth), so... Read more »
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    I'm a grateful drunk who doesn't drink (sobriety date 10/4/2001), a smoker who doesn't smoke and a mom of boy/girl twins from IVF born 1/7/13. I'm grateful for the good the bad and the ugly. It's great to be alive!

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