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birthday, mindful parenting, mom blog, motherhood, old pop culture references, parenting, tween, tweens

To birthday party or not to birthday party?

“So you really don’t want a party this year?” I was scared to ask since I was already in the clear, but my Mom Duty forced me to confirm this choice. “No. I don’t know what we’d do and I don’t want to decide who to invite. So…no.” A twelfth birthday isn’t exactly a milestone. If she was younger I…

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children, mom blog, mommy needs a vacation, parenting, second child, second grade, shoes

elastic shoe laces aren’t for everyone

Silly me, I thought putting elastic laces in my second grader’s shoes would make life easier. Her options for footwear to get her to dance class last night were slim since it was pouring rain and she normally just slips on crocs with her dance tights. She doesn’t have rain boots, or any boots really, so her school shoes in…

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Gen X, health, randomness, silliness

this is just how I am now

I thought I was getting sick because I felt really awful the other day. The day after that I didn’t feel great, either. I didn’t have a fever so I figured it wasn’t the flu. I was pretty sure it was the cold my family had been passing around that I’d managed to avoid so far. But the weird thing…

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