Author Archives: Karen

Space.

A few months ago, for this week, I scheduled Owen for a goalie camp with his soccer club. They have a number of camps in different locations all summer, but this one was perfect – in the same town as … Continue reading

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Life Tetris – Travel Edition.

Two nights ago, I completely lost my shit on Owen after a long day of juggling my schedule to make his day work, yet getting nothing but defiance and attitude from him. I screamed so loudly that my throat hurt … Continue reading

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Books vs Electronics.

Jeff won a Kindle Fire a year or so ago, which he never used. So this past winter I stole it so I could watch episodes of The Magicians on Amazon Video while I was on my bike. It’s been … Continue reading

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Missing.

Six weeks ago, Owen came home from school with a note that said he had decided to try some instruments in his school’s music program, and he was a candidate for the cello. He was SO excited about the idea … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Bedtime Magic Rediscovered.

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ********** As it turns out, Jeff’s been having the same sleep issues as I have. We sleeps fine when he’s in his hotel … Continue reading

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Bedtime Magic

Made it to Thursday! Woooo! The weeks are LOOOOOOOOOONG when Jeff travels, not going to lie to you. But I’ve discovered an interesting little fact: I actually sleep through the night when he’s not here. This is a big deal, … Continue reading

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Body Language.

People who didn’t know me before running and triathlon often assume that I have no issues with weight or body image. Often someone will be talking about putting on weight, then say to me, You don’t have this issue, though … Continue reading

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A Vacation Day.

I love my kid SO much, but the summers are hard for us: we really seem to struggle, relationship-wise. We fight a lot. A LOT. He wants no rules or boundaries around his computer use, for example, and we are … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: The Path Not Taken.

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ********** Maybe it’s because I was 18 and didn’t have the resources to handle the emotional upheaval, or it’s something that happens to … Continue reading

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A Weekend For Me.

How is it only Thursday? Longest. Week. Ever. This coming weekend, I planned a solo backpacking trip – my first in nearly 10 years. It was the perfect weekend for it – Jeff would be home after a week of … Continue reading

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