Category Archives: Family

Growing Pains

Since the Boyfriend is a total night owl and stays up until ungodly hours every night; bedtime in our house is girl time; when the Kid and I hang out together and read books, or play Minecraft and Words With … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Grandma Marian

On Sunday morning we said goodbye to the boyfriend’s Grandma Marian at the ripe old age of 95 years young. I met her in 2007, when she just a spring chicken, and she won me over immediately with her smart aleck mouth and affinity … Continue reading

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Opting in to Investing in the Future

There was an interesting interview on Here and Now this morning. Robin Young interviewed a young woman named Nadia Taha, a married 20-something writer who lives in Manhattan, who has decided that having kids isn’t for her because she’s determined, … Continue reading

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The Big List

Maybe it’s my recent attempts (and failures) at planning a winter road trip; maybe it’s the rapidly approaching end of the year and associated list of New Year’s resolutions,  I’m not really sure.  But I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things I … Continue reading

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The Fair-Weather Parent

The Fair-Weather Parent Sometimes I feel like a fair-weather parent. Like this morning, when my 7 year old daughter had a meltdown because she was cold, tired, and didn’t want to go to school. I pretty much felt like I … Continue reading

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Celebrate Cobbie Day!

Today is the 80th birthday of one of my favorite people ever to two-step on this earth, my Grandma Cobb.  Also known as Mom, Cobbie, and Pompey, I don’t know that I ever heard anyone call her by her given … Continue reading

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