Category Archives: Parenting

My Little Girl Can Sing

My sweet youngest child, the one with the IEP and anxiety, shared this with her entire class for Music Sharing Day at school. I think it takes a strong person to sing something so much a touchstone for all generations, … Continue reading

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Good information

I found a great primer for genderqueer people and those who are seeking to understand them: I Think I Might Be Trans My eldest has not yet come out to their dad, though this is inevitable – once you change … Continue reading

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The Next Installment of Our Story…

My youngest, who recently received an IEP, has found that I was not joking.  She is the most charming child – her wide vocabulary gives her an amusing turn of phrase, she is an engaging, lively person, she is fun … Continue reading

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Well. That’s new.

My eldest child came home from school yesterday as I was folding laundry and zoning out to a documentary sort of thing on the Hindenburg. I have seldom had my hand shaken by the Big Kid since the days of … Continue reading

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In which I continue to allow myself latitude to not keep up

I get into the habit of beating myself up over my lack of regularity for posting here. You would think that it wouldn’t be a huge hairy deal. After all, blogging is a voluntary activity. No one forces a person … Continue reading

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Sliding

There are some days when it feels like it’s not worth the struggle. I am having one of those days. Between my physical problems, the general frustrations of everyday life in winter, and constant arguing with my littlest kid, I … Continue reading

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15 Completely Rational Facts I Wish I Could Convince My Kid Were True | The Stir

15 Completely Rational Facts I Wish I Could Convince My Kid Were True | The Stir. Thank you, Jeanne Sager! There are many things I could add to this list, but they would all be in the same vein. My … Continue reading

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Joy

A friend of mine yesterday posted a picture of his adolescent son on Facebook. The love he has for his child is breathtaking, and it occurred to me that there are not huge amounts of men who could so unabashedly … Continue reading

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Growing up with my kids 1

I found myself initiating an uncomfortable conversation with my eldest this evening. It’s my job to do that, and clearly, no one else is going to if I don’t, but that does not make it easier. She is 12. She … Continue reading

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Hard work

I knew it would be difficult to let go. I knew it would be hard to let my kid trip and fall. But when I had to shrug my shoulders and say, “I guess you’ll just have to take the … Continue reading

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