Alexa, Play

Grady made a song request of Alexa just as I was yelling at Annie Bea (for the 10th time) to use the bathroom before we leave the house. Here’s what we heard, Alexa: I’m sorry. I can’t find the song,…

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Time Out and Repeat

I don’t understand how my kids can be in time out… crying hysterically… hating life… then get out of time out… repeat the original offense that landed them in time out… go back into time out and do the whole…

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Family Fun Night

This past Wednesday was Family Fun Night at the preschool. If you don’t have kids and always wondered what went down at events like this, allow me to shed some light. 5:30 PM Arrive at the preschool. Park the car.…

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I’m Getting a Pedicure!

Yesterday I left work and had some time to kill before picking Grady up from a playdate. It was just enough time to get a pedicure. When does that ever happen? My toes were clapping with excitement! Toes: She’s doing…

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Love and Ireland

So, I recently promised to tell a story about me, my dad and a boy in Ireland. Here it is. It was 2000. We were on a family vacation visiting relatives in Ireland. Believe it or not, one of our…

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Fish, Crab & Shrimp

Jason and I promised the kids they could get pet fish for their birthdays this year. So last Sunday we went to the store to pick out our new family members. (NOTE: Fish tanks are my enemy. Breeding grounds for…

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The Day I Was Born

Every year on Grady’s and Annie’s birthdays I tell them the story of the day they were born. They love it. Especially when I tell them about how I was super pregnant, making a PB&J sandwich in the kitchen, when…

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Not One but Two

Not one but TWO kids put themselves to bed tonight. It was a total accident but it still gives cause for celebration. Here’s how it all went down. Me: Grady and Annie Bea, go get in bed and wait for…

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DAY-O

This morning I played The Banana Boat song for the kids. They loved it. The whole ride to school we sang, “DAY-O! DAY-AY-AY-O! Daylight come and me wanna go home.” This afternoon, I showed them the famous DAY-O scene from…

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Teeth

I made sure Grady brushed his teeth this morning. It was torture but I made sure it happened. I helped Annie Bea brush her teeth this morning. I remember because she spit all over my hand. I helped Jason find…

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