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A 30-something mom of four little ones in DC blogs about the chaos and laundry, trials,.. tribulations, and triumphs of a slightly bigger family

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  • Blink, BAM
    on Oct 9, 2013
    Time is speeding by. So caught up in exams, graduations, then camps, and a whole new year of new schools, new classes, soccer practices and games, music lessons, appointments, evaluations, OT visits, I blinked, and six months were past. Twenty...
  • Springtime Issues
    on Apr 5, 2013
    So, the weather is finally starting to get nice around here, though now I'm faced with a dilemma: do I open up the house to air it out, keeping in mind that I'm ridiculously allergic to oak tree pollen and...
  • A Few Years Later...
    on Feb 18, 2013
    Trout was giving me a hard time about her being "a stick" and me decidedly not being a stick, more like the opposite of stick. We had a long discussion about body types and image and how "stick" isn't something...
  • Over It
    on Jan 25, 2013
    Uncle. I'm done. I'm still dealing with the blasted ankle. Still in the boot, still with the bone stimulator. I lasted about three weeks wearing the thing at night, until one night one of the electodes somehow came off my...
  • I Caught a Break, but Not the Kind I Wanted
    on Dec 20, 2012
    So, remember my ankle? The one I broke back on July 2? It's still broken. I know! I wore a boot for 2.5 months, did PT for 8 weeks, and it was still hurting and more concerning, still swollen. My...
  • Somewhere Along the Line, I Must Have Done Something Right
    on Nov 24, 2012
    So, we've had a trying time of late. Little Man is still struggling with school, my ankle is still giving me trouble and I'm headed to another specialist in a couple of weeks, we've had some hiccups with Nemo as...
  • Doing the Hard Things
    on Sep 19, 2012
    "Mom, I'm not ready for this test. Can I stay home and study for it, then make it up later? Please?" I hugged him hard, told him to just do the best he could, and sent him to school. He...
  • Nemo's Big Day
    on Aug 20, 2012
    We've been deep in recovery mode around here, as well as trying to finish up all summer reading and math work (even if it kills us, which it might), and maybe having some fun along the way. About a week...
  • I Zigged and my Ankle Zagged
    on Jul 3, 2012
    Or, the story of how I totally wrecked my ankle. Friday we left for a quick camping vacation at Janes Island State Park, where we went last year and had such a good time. We knew they were calling for...
  • I Survived the School Year
    on Jun 21, 2012
    I typed up a whole long post, but typepad ate it, so let me 'splain; no, too long, let me sum up: Buttercup is, not that sum up. We survived the school year. No one got left behind. A...
  • Nearly Wordless Wednesday: My Girls
    on May 30, 2012
    And what it took to get these wonderful images:...
  • A Beautiful Day Is Any Day You Hear A Favorite Author Speak
    on May 19, 2012
    Which is what Little Man learned today. Tom Angleberger, the author of the Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back, was absolutely fantastic. Some authors don't have much of a stage presence, but he isn't one of...
  • The Ending of the Beginning: Diagnosis
    on May 14, 2012
    It has been a long time coming. First, there was the conference with Nemo's teacher in November that confirmed that she was seeing the same types of issues that I had been seeing, and that he'd benefit from being evaluated...
  • House of Cards
    on Apr 20, 2012
    At least weekly someone says to me "I don't know how you do it." I know what they mean, and for once it doesn't refer to how many kids I have. Four has become almost mundane - thank you, Duggars....
  • How To Make Your Older Brother Hate You in One Easy Step
    on Mar 29, 2012
    Last night was one of those PTA fund raiser nights at Chik-fil-A, this time for Little Man's school. We could practically eat out every blasted night on fund raiser nights since we have so many schools, so usually I say...
  • Wordless Wednesday: Spring
    on Mar 21, 2012
  • Naivete
    on Mar 20, 2012
    "Mom, Billy said he saw me in the car. What did he mean by that?" Trout asked after church yesterday. I told her that it probably meant he had seen us drive by on the way to her friend's house...
  • What Matters
    on Mar 9, 2012
    Two weeks from now, it won't matter that Sunny went to school today without her hair brushed. It won't matter that Little Man has apparently been wearing the same pair of jeans for entirely too long, despite a quantity of...
  • A Time to Mourn, A Time to Weep
    on Feb 13, 2012
    This past week, my words have failed me. Last Monday, the world lost one of the good ones. One of the very best ones. We lost Susan. I read this post, gasped, and burst into tears. I wept for her...