Category Archives: Motherhood

Five-Minute Friday: SEE

I’m going to try following the prompts that Lisa Jo Baker posts on her blog every Friday. This week’s is: See. The rules? Write for 5 minutes. No editing. No over-thinking. No backtracking. ——– My sweet six-year-old son is learning … Continue reading

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Ever have advice overolad?

I admit that I’m a self-help junkie. I’m drawn to that section of a bookstore within moments of entering. I carefully eye magazines at the grocery store, wondering what tips I need to read or implement. And, with the advent … Continue reading

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Who’s the shortest in the house?

My younger son constantly leaves a step-stool exactly in the spot where he used it. In front of the kitchen sink (where he washed grapes). In front of the entertainment center (where he got down the CD he wanted to … Continue reading

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If you own stock in Kleenex, you can thank me later

Today we put our younger son onto the bus for Kindergarten. (And then raced to the school to see him getting off of same said bus.) Yes, I was the woman running down our neighborhood hill, during a rain/thunder/lightning storm … Continue reading

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Write, Mama, Write. A little, a lot.

Join me in welcoming Lisa Romeo to Motherlogue. I’ve had the pleasure of reading Lisa’s writing, as well as participating in her online 4×4 writing workshops, her “I Should Be Writing” boot camp and private coaching. I can’t say enough … Continue reading

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Summer 2012 – A crash course in conflict 101

Tomorrow is the last day of summer vacation for my sons. One will enter Third Grade next Monday, the other Pre-Kindergarten. Earlier this week I started a mental countdown to Friday. This countdown was inspired by yet another bout of … Continue reading

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Bruised bridges and deep breaths

After reading a Berenstain Bears book with his younger brother last year, our older son became intrigued by the sport of LaCrosse. I wasn’t around when my husband read them the book, but a few days later we had LaCrosse … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday: Lessons from the Mexican Restaurant

My older son recently had a doctor’s appointment that kept him away from school during his school lunch hour. After his appointment was finished, we went out to lunch to celebrate another year of good health. (Never mind that we … Continue reading

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Four ways to make a four-year-old laugh

Sometimes it’s tough to be four years old. Really tough. You want to be Superman, but you’re just too damn tired to pull it off. Those times generally happen after dinner, before bed, when one is so, so tired after … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Childproof Parent

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the look, feel or contents of a parenting book. Okay, it’s true: I can’t actually see you out there in cyberspace, but I imagine that I’m not the only one with … Continue reading

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