Category Archives: Crazy mom confessions

Home sweet home

I spent last week at the beach with my family. We had a great week, and as a souvenir, I brought back the realization that I am old. My father used to drag us back from our vacations a day … Continue reading

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One mother’s meditation

Motherhood is like a game of ping pong on a table that sometimes changes into a plate of French fries or a thermometer or a bad report card, and you aren’t always supposed to hit the ball (sometimes you are … Continue reading

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A little distance goes a long way

I’ve discovered a wonderful way to get my children to do my bidding – I leave them alone. I don’t mean that I abandon them in the shady part of town until they’re willing to do anything to come home … Continue reading

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A new way to walk your dog

I just discovered my favorite way to give my dog, Scout, some exercise. I heard him barking at something on the road, possibly a pedestrian, more likely a suspicious leaf. I called his name from an upstairs window. He sprinted … Continue reading

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And a little of that

As you know, asking for help is difficult for me. Accepting help when it’s offered is almost as difficult. Last week, a nice parent offered to drive Gracie home from one of her many team practices. I smiled and declined … Continue reading

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The big 1-0

Silence can be hard. I’m not talking about the silent retreat where I was not murdered in my fitful sleep. I’m talking about silence that used to be filled with easy conversation. Gracie turned 10 yesterday. My even-tempered, affectionate, smart, … Continue reading

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No tricks, no treats. Just snow and flashlights.

Clearly we didn’t learn our lesson from Hurricane Irene. We didn’t bite the bullet and buy that generator last month, didn’t react to news of the latest storm quickly enough. The freaky fall snowstorm has left 95% of our town … Continue reading

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