10 reasons why having kids is just like living with college roommates.

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My kids are sick, and I'm trapped in a small building with lots of little people coughing and sneezing on me. During these times I get very little done, since there's usually at least one of them draped across my lap refusing to let me move, and the other day I started looking around and wondering … [Read more...]

A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love…

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A man becomes a father in the blink of an eye. Women have nine months of growing, kicking, doctor or midwife visits, nausea and cravings... but men can really only nod, smile, sympathize and hold our hands. That is, until a screaming, goopy, naked bundle of human comes flopping into this world - and … [Read more...]

Hail to the “Chief”

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My Grandpa didn't wake up this morning, and my heart is broken. He was not my "real" Grandpa - at least that's how some people would see it. He was my step mom's father, and thus, my step-grandpa. But that's not quite how I remember things. I remember meeting him when I was merely six years … [Read more...]

If you give a little love, you’ll get a little love… but if you give a LOT of love…

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I'm not a "hit up my friends for stuff" type of gal.  I don't ask anyone to chip in towards my kids' sports fundraisers, I don't sell chocolates or Christmas ornaments or whatever else is out there these days. We contribute here at home, and sometimes my parents will get in on the action, but that's … [Read more...]