Archive for September 2011

Putting Your Injured Child Into the Hands of a Stranger: Our Family's First Major Injury

Putting Your Injured Child Into the Hands of a Stranger: Our Family's First Major Injury
I realized last Monday my kids are not 100% safe in my care. When I watched my 5-year-old run to me with his horrifyingly broken arm, I quickly observed there was nothing I physically could do to help my child and he needed medical assistance. NOW. Frantically calling 911, I shouted over the screams of... Read more »

People Suck! and Other Lessons in Love that I Teach My Children

People Suck! and Other Lessons in Love that I Teach My Children
Friendship is so much easier when you are two.  The climb to popularity is easy.   The rules are simple:  Chew the toys and not your friends.  Don’t chew the toys until your friends are done playing with them.  Share your Goldfish crackers and Cheerios with everyone. Preschool and Kindergarten dynamics aren’t that much more complex. ... Read more »

Newly pregnant and dumped...by my stylist

Newly pregnant and dumped...by my stylist
I’ve been dumped. Yes, I will admit, I have been avoiding speaking of this subject and curse myself for being so naive, for ignoring the signs…But disheveled and 5 months pregnant, I sit and stare out the window today wondering, “Why?” My husband came home that sunny spring afternoon just 5 short months ago and... Read more »
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Chronicles of a Life in Transition, Part 1: The Importance of Anonymity and a Good Disguise

Chronicles of a Life in Transition, Part 1: The Importance of Anonymity and a Good Disguise
My heart is racing.  Perspiration drips and pools in uncomfortable, now damp, places.  My eyes can’t focus in the darkness.  My feet hesitantly move forward… As I’ve mentioned briefly in previous posts, I have been slowly, sometimes really quite painfully, edging my body toward the precipice of change.  “The time has come.  The time is... Read more »

Baby-Proofing--Thanks to The Waltons

Baby-Proofing--Thanks to The Waltons
I am happy to announce that there is another person out there like me who is hooked on t.v., especially bad 1970′s t.v.  In this instance, t.v. may be responsible for a baby’s health and safety!!!  A friend of mine, who wishes to remain anonymous recently told me how grateful she is for the afternoon... Read more »

The Sweat Fest is Over! Anticipating Fall in the Midwest...

The Sweat Fest is Over! Anticipating Fall in the Midwest...
A glorious cool breeze drifted through my kitchen window this morning, exposing the steamy heat of my 6 AM cup of coffee. I giggled with glee when my body broke out into goosebumps! FALL! I am not a huge fan of sweating or any temperature which makes my naturally wavy hair frizz-out more than normal.... Read more »
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