Category Archives: Mimi

My Homework

When Mimi came home from school on her first day, she gleefully announced that I had homework to do and handed me a sheet of paper.  It was titled “What you need to know about my son or daughter in … Continue reading

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The Last First Day

It was a major struggle to climb out of bed this morning.  We had done just as we do every summer the moment school lets out…revert into “Night Owl” mode.  Our entire family seems happiest staying up until the wee … Continue reading

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Apparently, I’m A Hipster

“So, remember that show that I like? Project Runway?” I asked my husband. “Um…yeah?” he answered warily.  “Well, last night was the season premier and it was all over Blogland.” “But…you like to watch that show, so that’s a good … Continue reading

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An Airport Non-Tradition

“Mom, can we go to the airport extra, extra early?” Mimi asked.  It was all my horrified brain could do not to scream that there was no way on this green earth that  I was going to get up even … Continue reading

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Those Teachable Moments…

When one of the headlights in the van Mimi drives burnt out, I knew it was one of those “teachable moments” that every decent parent is honor-bound to take advantage of.  “Come on Mimi” I said holding a brand new … Continue reading

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Take Yer Daughter to Work Day—Kinda

When Mimi realized that I had work on Friday, and she didn’t have school, my child immediately decided that I needed a Sous Chef.  (or maybe it’s Assistant Instructor? {I teach an adult/child cooking class on Fridays}) I agreed to … Continue reading

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My Special Manicure

We were all downstairs rotting our brains watching fascinating documentaries when Mimi suddenly grabbed one of my hands and told me she was going to give me a manicure.  I looked at the bottle of fire-engine red nail polish in … Continue reading

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Cooking With Mimi

Our Little Mimi had gone into the kitchen to make herself a mid-day snack.  She had tried her best to get me to make it for her but I was very busy playing Bejeweled doing some Very Important Things and … Continue reading

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The Make-up Artist

“Mom, I’m going to do your makeup for you.” my youngest daughter announced.  I was getting ready to go out with some of my friends and she had been patiently waiting for me in my room.  I was pretty sure … Continue reading

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The Hunt for Dinner

On KT’s last night before heading back to her school on the other side of the state, we decided that we would take her out to eat at one of her favorite vegan restaurants.  It’s a small Jamaican sandwich shop … Continue reading

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