Category Archives: Teens

What Good is a Brother?

Shortly after my youngest daughter Mimi was born, my mom mentioned that she was glad I had two girls.  She had always felt bad that I didn’t grow up with a sister.  Aghast, I asked her what she meant by … Continue reading

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The Worst Mother in the World

This afternoon, KT brought three spatulas into the front room and asked if we wanted to play a game.  I immediately knew that she wanted to play the Wooden Spoon game/prank on her sister.  Now a good mother would do … Continue reading

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Division of Labor

In our house, I’ve always been the one to take charge of the kids.  If Shaun had to to take over for a time, he was always faced with the dreaded words “that’s not how Mama does it!” (Yep, I’ve … Continue reading

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A Rather Different Easter

Earlier this week, Mimi reminded me that there was only a few more days until Easter as she looked pointedly at the gaily decorated display of Easter Baskets in the store we were in.  I merely looked at her  and … Continue reading

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Fun At The Fabric Store

Mimi and I made plans to go to the store so that she could pick out fabric for me to make her a bag.  Right before we headed out the door,(Mimi told me we should’ve snuck out, but sadly I … Continue reading

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The Spaghetti Slurpers

Last night at dinner, Mimi gathered up a fork full of spaghetti noodles and started bringing them towards her mouth.  Halfway there, she abruptly stopped and carefully picked up one sauce laden noodle.  As the pasta dangled in midair . … Continue reading

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Table For Two

The other night  while the girls went to the opera (‘Cause we’re cultured like that) Shaun and I  decided to meet for an early dinner at a wonderful little Italian cafe that we enjoy.  I arrived first and put our … Continue reading

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From Soup To Stitches

For Christmas this year, my youngest daughter Mimi chose to give me the gift of time and of knowledge.  She knew that I needed to take a class of some sort in order to cross it off of my list … Continue reading

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Just A Few Necessities

82BQK8ET8S46 For some reason, it’s been driving me absolutely nuts that we ran out of trash bags.  I never realized that I had a “thing” about having trash bags on hand.  It never even occurred to me that I might … Continue reading

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Speechless In Seattle

I haven’t really been neglecting my poor ol’ blog.  OK…well…technically maybe I have…but I had a really, really good reason.  (Well, at least I think it’s a good reason!) I’ve been sick.  Not just a little sniffle, but sick enough that … Continue reading

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