Archive - 2009

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Toddler Tornado
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Ten Reasons Why I Don’t Deserve My Husband
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I’m Lucky To Be A Stay At Home Mom

Toddler Tornado

Hot damn it’s hard to get anything done with a toddler on the loose. A six year old at least can read or play a game or find some way to entertain himself, but a 2.5 year is a vastly different story. I edit and do the layout for a weekly on-line newsletter (which I’m supposed to be doing right now actually) and also do some freelance writing and odds and ends for a friend’s PR company. But since my friend and I started seriously working on our craft business, I’ve found the need to have a true space of my own. So we converted our guest-room into an office so that I could escape to work undisturbed. At least that was the plan, but somehow these 2 little people keep showing up at my door! Today when I was desperate to get some work done I let “The Tornado” have free reign in my office for about 5 minutes. I made sure my sharp tools were safely out of reach…I learned my lesson from the craft-knife incident last week! The 5 minutes of time gained by letting her go nuts was off set by the 10 minutes it took[…]

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Ten Reasons Why I Don’t Deserve My Husband

10. He’s freakishly thoughtful. I often have my head up my arse, over-looking the little details, but he is ALL about the details. Why else would he deliberately choose a tie to coordinate with his daughter’s dress? I mean, what man does that? 9. Ten years of marriage and he can still make me laugh until my face hurts. He’s goofy and silly and witty. Nothing sexier than a man that can make you pee your pants laughing. 8. He cried when both our children were born. Not only that, he had a serious case of “Couvade Syndrome” during pregnancy *That’s the medical term for “Sympathetic Pregnancy Symptoms!” His back hurt, he kept me company in the weight gain department and near the end, had to get up to pee every night! I’m surprised his water didn’t break! 7. If my girlfriends aren’t around, I can just as easily have a “Girl’s Night” with hubby. Chick flick, salty snacks, a good chat about whatever topic. He’s a true bosom buddy. 6. He gives great feedback. If I’m iffy about a creative idea or a project, he’s eager to help. I tease him about his artistic/decor lovin’ flair, but he’s a good[…]

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I’m Lucky To Be A Stay At Home Mom

If you’d told me that one day I’d leave my job to be a stay at home mom, I never would have believed it. I went to school to be a teacher dammit. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. As if I’d give that up… Of course I love my kids and I want to be with them. But not like, all the time. I’d always planned to parent AND work—in perfect balance. Because that’s totally doable, right? I thoroughly enjoyed mat leaves with both my babies, but knowing I’d soon be back at work made it easier to enjoy every moment. The light at the end of the tunnel shone bright. Mid-way through my mat leave with my second child, daycare was set up, schedules were organized and I was ready to go back to the classroom I loved, to a job I was really good at, blissfully unaware that things were about to change. At 8 months, our daughter became very ill and was hospitalized. Avery was diagnosed with a rare (as in one-of-a-kind-where-in-the-hell-did-this-come-from-holy-shit) genetic condition. Doctors didn’t have much information so we had no idea what to expect. The geneticist painted a grim picture, tossing out gems like,[…]

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