Category Archives: Parenting

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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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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Gamer Kid.

Owen really, really, REALLY likes video games. He went through a massive Minecraft phase a while ago, which I justified was okay because it was actually teaching him life skills and he was creating things, and, in survival mode, was … Continue reading

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When You Need Help.

This summer, I accepted a new job – one that I thought would give me more time. It was flexible, quiet, didn’t consume me the way my other corporate jobs did, and 20 minutes from home. It allowed Owen to … Continue reading

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Life Tetris and End of Summer Blues.

And once again, I find myself apologizing for my blogging hiatus. We were on vacation at the lake last week, then Owen and I went to Canada to spectate at the Ironman Mont-Tremblant – I had 6 friends who were … Continue reading

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On Being Noticed.

This week has been a rough one. School let out on Monday and camp doesn’t start until next week, Jeff has a bunch of stuff going on at work right now which is causing him stress, and I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Summer Reading.

Owen is not really a reader. At least, not the kind of reader I was at his age. As soon as I realized that there were words everywhere, and I could actually understand them, I became a voracious reader. I … Continue reading

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Protective Rage.

Saturday, when my friend Deanna and her family were visiting, we took the commuter rail into Boston to visit a museum. We took three rows: she and her husband and youngest daughter, Jeff and I in the row behind them. … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMonday: Love Has No Conditions.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** The first night I got to Kripalu, I took a workshop on love.  For the first exercise,the instructor drew a … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMonday: Exorcising Demons.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) *********** On Saturday afternoon, when the painting was (finally!) all done, I started putting together Owen’s new furniture set. By myself. … Continue reading

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