My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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The Good Mom

By on Sep 18, 2013 in Mom Life | 0 comments

UPDATED 9/19 – Because it’s really hard to write a decent blog post about being a good mom on my iPad. Also, that wine I was drinking didn’t help. What does it mean to be a good mom? That’s easy to define when they’re little. You feed them, you protect them, you play with them. You keep them clean. It’s more complicated when...

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The Last First Day of School

By on Aug 13, 2013 in Mom Life | 14 comments

My husband leaves for work really early every morning, so I’m used to sleeping through the 5:00 a.m. alarm. But today was different: School has started and once again, my daughter must begin her day with a cruel 7:00 a.m. 0 period. She instructed her dad to make sure she got out of bed at 5:30, which he did. Then he tried to do the same to me....

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Going Off The Script

By on Aug 12, 2013 in Mom Life | 0 comments

    I have a ton of things to do before I send my daughter back to school tomorrow. So why did I spend my weekend driving up and down the Central Valley? It started back in April, when we celebrated Megan’s birthday. My sister’s gift was a ticket to a concert featuring one of my kid’s favorite bands, the Irish group The Script. There was...

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Baby Steps

By on Jul 23, 2013 in Mom Life | 0 comments

“You don’t have to do that,” my daughter said with an annoyed tone of voice. I pretended not to know what she was talking about, but she could not help but see me stretch my right foot forward, as if putting on the brake. Since I was in the passenger seat, she took my twitching as evidence that I was uncomfortable with that. Not true. She’s...

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Time for Contemplation

By on Jul 11, 2013 in Blather, Mom Life | 2 comments

I began this post on Monday morning. I attempted to finish it on Tuesday afternoon, while waiting for a doctor’s appointment. I didn’t get very far. I spent yesterday working on my weekly podcast … and then trying to finish a freelance post that should have been done two weeks ago. As you can see, time management is not my forte. It wasn’t...

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Seventeen

Seventeen

By on Apr 3, 2013 in Mom Life | 2 comments

As your kids get older, the toys they want for their birthday get more expensive. My daughter let me know that what she REALLY wants is a car. But she would be happy with the same present she has asked for at every gifting opportunity for the last couple of years: an iTunes card. This is a relief, because shopping for her is no longer easy. She has her own taste in...

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