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Phoenix’s World

Phoenix’s World

While we ate dinner last night, I couldn’t help smiling as I watched my son Phoenix, age 5. He was having the best time ever, making sounds pretending his carrots were cars and airplanes, laughing at his funny-looking kale chips and asking chee ...
Are We Having Fun Yet?

Are We Having Fun Yet?

If someone asked you, “What does your family do for fun?” would you: (a) smile as you thought of all the fun things you do with your family? (b) Feel a pit in your stomach because you’ve been workin’ a lot lately and just have ...
Puppy Love

Puppy Love

I never gave much thought as to which saucy vixen would be the first chick to make my son’s heart go pitter-pat. He’s 9. I guess I thought she’d also be 9? Or maybe 8? Just by a quick glance at said saucy vixen’s roots, I̵ ...
Own It.

Own It.

My Super-mom friend was telling me the story of how she and her 7-year-old daughter were walking out of the YMCA as a group of teenagers was walking in. They looked at her daughter and said, “Awwwwww! Look how cute she is in her gymnastics outf ...
Soap opera lullaby

Soap opera lullaby

I claim to be a slacker mom most of the time (and I am; there’s not a single puzzle box in our house that has all of its pieces). But one area where I’ve got this mommy thing down pat is bedtime. It started out when they were little and n ...
Remember the Time Sam Ate Rat Poison?

Remember the Time Sam Ate Rat Poison?

I do. Because it happened yesterday. I had a morning of phone meetings; then I went to an in-person meeting; then I got in my car and had another phone meeting while I drove home. Then, when I got home, I saw Sam eating something in the backyard. I a ...