Enjoying Your Lasts

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Today marks the beginning of the end for me as a Mom. The Last of Many Things It was one thing when it was my oldest.  I still had one more to go, so it didn’t hurt as much when I...
As the country opens up and embraces humanity again with open arms, it has been centering to see friends and family whom I haven’t seen in over a year now that I’m vaccinated. I watch smiling faces cascade through my...
My two-year-old sat on the kitchen floor, fiddling with a puzzle piece she couldn’t get to fit. “Damn it,” she said, calmly. I froze, stunned. “What did you say?!” I sank down to her level, my eyeballs bulging out of their...
Summer is my favorite season! Summer also means traveling to my family!! A New Tradition A few years ago, I even started a tradition of a family day-cation!! As much as I love hotels, like most people I can’t afford to...
Can you answer the age old question....do you read the book first or watch the movie first?!! Well, no matter  what your answer is, you don't have to spend time finding book and movie combinations for your kids. I have...
  All Those Questions I remember being a brand-new mom, pacing in the pediatrician’s office with my newborn, and reading her all my scattered notes on nursing.  “What do I do!?”  I wanted to know.  The lactation consultant’s advice differed from...
In times like these, I am a generation between. I am caring for my kids and my parents. Two Generations I hold the hands of my daughters, so tiny and smooth. There are no wrinkles, no sunspots, no scars. It’s like...
This last year with the pandemic and virtual learning has been overwhelming. And I suspect there are some parents who are realizing their child has fallen behind. Maybe they have begun to wonder if they should hold their child...
Change Is Coming It happens every summer in SoCal.  The clouds roll in, the humidity rises and we’re left with the dreary weather known as “June gloom.” Perhaps you’re like me and the cloudy atmosphere bogs you down.  I can handle...
If you show up to my house unannounced there is a 99.9% chance that you would encounter un-flushed pee in my toilet and an unimaginable amount of fingerprints on my windows. Yes, unfortunately, my children constantly forget to flush the...

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