February 2013

better tomorrow

February 26, 2013

My father-in-law has been in the hospital this month, and it’s really got me thinking. About what we’re capable of, as people, and about what we think we’re capable of, which are usually two totally different things. I don’t watch it a lot, but if you ever have watched even one episode of The Biggest […]

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love you to death

February 22, 2013

Family. It’s good. Well, it can be. It can also be rough. Think of all those gorgeous children you’re having, all those little adorable babies blinking at you with their beautiful, heavily-lashed eyes. Now think of them all grown up, Thanksgiving-time, yelling at you, and their kids, and the dog, and the cat, watching TV, […]

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keepin’ it real

February 20, 2013

It’s good to have kids in your life. Mostly because they’ll keep it real when no one else will. When your family ignores something really annoying about you? Your kids will point it out. Think those shoes are still in style? Nope–your kid will tell ya. Other people’s kids, too, so there’s really no hiding. […]

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repost: thanks, hormones

February 18, 2013

Alright, we have about 6 friends who are pregnant with or about to have their first child, and that’s getting me thinking. There’s definitely a conspiracy out there. It’s a mom-spiracy, actually, and it begins with pregnancy and, I’m convinced, continues well on throughout the rest of a woman’s life. During pregnancy, as you may […]

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happy Day of Slapping Women with Goat’s Blood!

February 15, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’re like me, and the many, many other people out there who have given themselves over to this sweet Hallmark tradition, you enjoy celebrating whatever love you’ve got in this world. If you’re single, or again, like me, have been married more than 9 years, you know there’s a lot more […]

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the dregs

February 13, 2013

How are you holding up? Really? It’s what I’m asking everybody these days. Everyone’s been sick! Kids are all crazy! Weather’s yucky! And there’s no respectable holidays this time to year to even take your mind off it, really (sorry Valentines Day, you and Purim can go hang over there in the corner with St. […]

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a month

February 11, 2013

Well, it has been a month. Not a month since I last wrote, but the days are slipping from me like sands through the hourglass, so to speak. In the last month, we’ve had the flu with three horribly sick throwing up kids with fevers (check!), Carpenter’s dad went to the hospital and is still […]

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talisman

February 5, 2013

One thing that parents realize pretty quick is that there are certain things that are useful–nay, required–when you have kids that are getting bigger. Babies are one species of kid, yes, but as the kids get older they change into beings that require something more from you–not just food, drink, and peek-a-boo. Boo-boos, nighttime rituals, […]

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