Tag Archives: Kids

Perspective on a bad day

Having a bad day? You’re allowed. I am. Or I was until ten minutes ago. Pick a word. I was frustrated, mad, sad, despairing, grumpy, and not letting myself talk myself out of it, because gosh darn it I always … Continue reading

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Back to school voice mail.

I just called Memere. She wasn’t there, so I left a message on her answering machine. It went something like this: “Hi Mom, it’s Julie. I was just thinking about how it’s back to school day today, and ya Jeff … Continue reading

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Six letter word for gratitude: turkey

A couple of months ago I was sitting at the dance studio. Classes were in progress, the parents and siblings were doing what we so often do – killing time while our dancers do all the work. A kid beside … Continue reading

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Laughing ourselves to sleep.

Last night as I was putting kid2 to bed, I hopped in beside her. She wiggled around to make me room, and asked if I was going to sing her to sleep. When I said yes, she cooed a happy … Continue reading

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Back to school

Remember the first day of school? No matter the grade – the excitement, the fluttery rush of nerves at seeing people you hadn’t in awhile. The shiver of anticipation about all the new. What is our adult equivalent? If you … Continue reading

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Everyday Adventures – Country roads take me home

Everyday Adventures – Country roads take me home We got out of town today, to the farm where I grew up. My mother still lives there, as she has since my dad died in the late 80’s. I can’t tell … Continue reading

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Everyday adventures

I buy greeting cards for myself. The ones with quotes on them, and images or pictures that grab me for some reason. I stick them on the wall above the table where I write and let them catch my eye … Continue reading

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