kids

blackmail

March 13, 2017

It was a crazy day over here! Maybe it was a case of the Mondays. Maybe it was the day-after-daylight-savings-time-effect. Maybe it was tired kids who went away with dad this weekend (2) or irritable kids who didn’t get to go away with dad this weekend (2). Whatever it was, today was difficult. In the […]

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brotherly love

April 10, 2016

I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seats for months, now, wondering if I’m ever going to weigh in on the current election process and candidates. Well, even if you’re not at the edge of your seat, hang on to it, because here I go: humanmama’s take on the 2016 presidential election. […]

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sorry to disappoint

March 5, 2016

Kids: I hope I don’t let you down. Wait–let me rephrase that. I’m going to let you down. Don’t even argue, I won’t argue either. It’s a fact. I’m your parent. I am with you and in charge of your life for so many hours per day that it is next to impossible that I […]

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ring ring ring goes the bell

January 21, 2016

When I first began this blog there wasn’t much in the way of mama-blogs. Not a lot of photography blogs. Blogging was just a thing, or just beginning to be a thing, and it took off (I think) because it’s like Facebook and Twitter and all those other “social media” things: blogging is a place […]

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henny penny

April 9, 2015

This has been a rough week. Or, “this has been a rough week,” I’ve said every week this year so far. It’s no picnic having four kids, all 8 and under, some getting to school in the morning, some nursing and getting up at night still, some with homework, all with needs. Needs, needs, needs. […]

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pregnancy and babies and one week left

December 7, 2014

Being 9 months pregnant is akin to being a giant human target. It’s so amusing (to me….now…this time around) what people feel comfortable saying when they discover you’re pregnant. Most people look at me and knowingly say “is this your first?” and I must admit, I take great delight in saying “No, my fourth,” which […]

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how to parent like a pro

November 24, 2014

There are many, many wonderful things about being a parent. If you read this blog, or have kids, or know kids, you can get a sense for how innocent and kind they can be (at least, they start out as, until they are saying “Mom, your bum? It’s really big.”). If you don’t want kids, […]

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say whaaaat?!

July 23, 2014

Okay, I know. In my last post, I sorta just threw it in there. I’m pregnant again. Oops, I did it again. It’s not like we didn’t plan on eventually having more. Like maybe an “oops baby” when we were 45? Sounds fantastic. But what happened instead was that when I went to my annual physical […]

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free time

June 26, 2014

What would you do if you didn’t have kids? Or, I guess if you don’t have kids, what do you do? (No, really, what do you do?!). I think often that if I didn’t have kids I’d be–kind of–bored. My house would be cleaner (probably not spotless, though), and my yard nicer–definitely no broken plastic […]

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a poem about kids

May 19, 2014

I’m sorry I haven’t written a lot,but lately my time has been short. Not sure how the other folks cram it all in I feel like I’m training for sport: UP AT DAWN! baby cries, but of course not the kids who actually have someplace to be: THOSE kids just sigh, and whine, and grumble […]

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