Category Archives: My girls

Trusting That I Can, Day 16: The donkeys

Recently, I took B and a friend for a walk up to see our neighborhood donkeys. The girls and I started these walks almost 12 years ago, with me pushing them in strollers. Technically,  we visit mules, but we’ve always called them … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 9: Except when it comes to the kids

Last night I lay awake for hours worrying about the girls. The actual problems on hand didn’t wake me up, but it was one of those middle-aged woman nights.  Once I was awake, that was it for several hours, not … Continue reading

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Now she’s 11…

My tiny child with the round face and little straight bob with bangs just turned 11. Living with her in recent weeks has been as if her spirit suddenly decided to plug into the pre-teen ethernet that winds itself at … Continue reading

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Fabulous blogs that I love to read…

It may be abundantly clear that I am somewhat technologically challenged. Or perhaps it’s better to admit that I’m old and grey enough to not care about jumping on the next bandwagon. Really, there are only so many things to … Continue reading

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Hypnotized by culture’s call

The girls just had a winter break and we hosted a five-girl slumber party. The main events were wrangling over which movie to watch and the contents of the music videos they were going to create. Mind you, we don’t … Continue reading

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The Celebration Tree

While contemplating when I was going to summon up the energy to get the Christmas tree down, one of my daughters asked yet again if we could keep it up all year. I smiled my condescending adult smile, said I … Continue reading

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When do you let up on those infernal “teaching moments”?

Recently, one of my daughters was playing with the cat, who scratched her, also playfully. She was fine but peeved and said “Wouldn’t it be funny if I bonked him on the head with a pan?” She was joking and … Continue reading

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