Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Miss L Learns a New Word

I am a morning person. By this I mean that I can get up early and function reasonably well and quickly. Therefore, I am a morning person, but an enraged, homicidal morning person. You see, Mr. A is not a … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Parenting Doesn’t Suck

A new article is getting a lot of press. If you haven’t seen it yet, read it here: “Parenting Got You Down? You’re Not Alone.” When it came out last week, suddenly a whole lot of voices chimed in to gratefully … Continue reading

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Miss L and the Banishment of Clarabel: A Story of Betrayal and Obsession

Miss L is really into trains. I’m not sure if this is because I like trains, but never got to play with them as a child, and so pushed them on her, or because they are just really awesome. Either … Continue reading

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Mothers and Daughters: A Love Story

I never wanted to have children. Oh, I liked kids just fine. I had lots of fun babysitting in junior high and high school, and I loved my little sisters. But I wanted to travel and save the world and … Continue reading

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The One Where I Whine About Tantrums

Washington, D.C. has been suffering through heat wave after heat wave this August. Actually, if I remember right, July wasn’t so swell either. Heat seems to have a bad effect on toddlers. A few minutes in excessive heat and they … Continue reading

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Going from One to Two

Mr. A and I finally had The Talk. No, not the talk where we discuss Why Men Put Dirty Dishes in the Sink Instead of the Dishwasher, nor Why I Prefer Shoes to Food. The Talk where we discuss becoming a … Continue reading

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Running with Knives

Miss L is now at that lovely height where she can reach counter tops. Nothing is too boring for her sticky little fingers. The week’s mail that I haven’t yet read through. The box of Cheerios. The bowl of fruit. … Continue reading

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