Tag Archives: Kids

Wishful Thinking

Conversation overheard this morning coming from Plum’s room: MK: Wake up honey!  WAKE UP! Plum: Hmmm… MK: Rise and shine! Plum: What day is today?  Is today Saturday or Sunday? I couldn’t hear MK’s response, because I burst out laughing so hard.  … Continue reading

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On The Way To School

On the walk to school this morning, as Plum pulled along her heavy roller bag with her right hand, and holding a book that she wanted to read during recess with her left hand, I reached out to hold her hand, not fully registering that both of … Continue reading

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A Dog, A Magician and Namaste

My heart was heavy throughout the day; saddened by what happened in Las Vegas.  Three things that helped this evening.  1. Take my dog for a walk.  The innocent and carefree nature of dogs when you take them out to … Continue reading

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Make Tiger Mom Weep

On our six-hour car ride to Mammoth, I busied myself searching for fun songs that we could all enjoy on the radio.  Plum; no not that one. Me: how about this one. Plum: how about you don’t play any song … Continue reading

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Recent Conversation with My Nine-Year-Old

On Black Friday: Me, as I stepped in the door after work: Hurry, let’s get to the store before they close today.  They are having a 25% off  Black Friday sale! Plum, reading her book without looking up: But if … Continue reading

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Halloween Veggie Delight: Jack-O’-Peppers!

EATS: Halloween Veggie Delight Makes 2 servings  Ingredients:  2 orange bell peppers  lettuce  blueberries  carrot sticks dangling fresh herbs: thyme or parsley work well Instead of carving our pumpkins (too much work!) this year, when I saw these gorgeous orange bell … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Should Be On a Monday

The day after Mother’s Day is laden with chores that should have been done on Sundays.  You know, the grocery shoppings, house cleaning, weeks-worth of lunch prepping, bascially the various errands done by Mothers on Sundays. I declare that Mother’s … Continue reading

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