OctoMom

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know the OctoMom is that woman who had eight babies at once. But I’d like to present you with a new OctoMom. Me. Actually, all of us parents are OctoMoms because at any given moment we…

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Princess

I’m pretty fancy, so when the new iPhone X came out, I got it. My giant, high-tech mobile device does everything. It uses facial recognition to unlock, which is amazing because my kids don’t have my face. It can make…

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Tapping and Coding

On Saturday mornings, when normal people are still tucked in bed nursing their Friday happy hour headaches, millions of parents are schlepping their children around town to karate, piano, soccer, hockey, cooking, robotics, gymnastics, tennis, painting, mind reading, gardening, surfing,…

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Can’t Wait for Sunday

Nana sent Annie Bea some fancy, clip-on earrings. She won’t take them off. She also won’t call them earrings. Annie Bea: These “ringers” are so beautiful. And guess what, mom? You can borrow them on Sundays. She’s so generous.

Help Me, Webster

Annie Bea: Mom, what does “mysterious” mean? Me: It means you don’t know what it is. It’s unknown. It’s an enigma. Annie Bea: Mom, what does “enigma” mean? Me: It’s like something that leaves you perplexed. It’s puzzling. Annie Bea:…

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Nice Romper

Every morning, while I dry my hair, Annie Bea stands next to me twisting and turning in the full length mirror. She’s weighing the pros and cons of her outfit for school. Today she was wearing a romper. To be…

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Calling All Storks!

I was just back from the gym and needed to shower before taking Annie Bea to school this morning. To keep her occupied, I turned to Netflix. Me: Ok, what do you want to watch? Annie: Barbie! Me: Uh uh.…

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Bowling

Me: Guys, guess what? You’re going on a bowling field trip tomorrow at camp! Won’t that be fun? Grady: Yes! I love bowling! Annie Bea: Uch, I don’t want to get sweaty. I’m on Team Annie. I hate bowling almost…

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Michael

We spent the weekend in the Keys celebrating my birthday. It was awesome. Jason has really figured out what it takes to make me happy. A lounge chair, a book and a drink. The family around me was nice, too.…

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Piñata Crisis

We celebrated Annie Bea’s 4th birthday yesterday (a week early) at Chuck E. Cheese. The kids had a really great time. The parents… well, you know… it’s Chuck E. Cheese. You do the math. Anyway, it’s wonderful to have a…

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