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Freeze Frame

October 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Stuff

My sister in law, the mother of my godchildren, is mildly obsessed with documenting the life and times of her kids. My niece and nephew are one and three respectively and she has held at least four, maybe more, portrait sessions at one of those strip mall photography store fronts and has created multiple Shutterfly […]

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Limitations – we all got ‘em

July 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Stuff

Not everyone was meant to be a parent. Or at least not everyone was meant to parent humans. Clearly Bob and I are qualified to raise and nurture canines, as evidenced by the five canines that we have raised and nurtured. But after spending a week with my niece and nephew, I think we can […]

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Here comes the judge

April 19th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Stuff, Venting

I have a confession to make: if you bring your children into the store where I work, I may judge you as a parent. I know that I don’t have actual children of my own, which makes my position here a little shaky, but I can’t help it. I may judge. I work part time […]

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What I learned on my fall vacation

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Stuff

1) A sleep deprived twenty three month old child whose molars are coming in can throw a mad, ovary-shrinking tantrum with almost no notice. 2) That same toddler can, moments later, be so unbelievably cute and well behaved that you would sign up for a litter of him, if they were available. 3) The patience […]

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It’s a Girl

April 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Stuff

I found out last night that we are having a baby girl. I know I don’t look pregnant, I’m not. Oh, maybe that was misleading. Technically, my brother and his wife are having a baby girl. Whatever, we are having a baby girl, YEAH! We already have a baby boy and he is gifted and […]

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No kid(ding)

March 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Stuff

I recently read a bit about the “Child-free by Choice” movement (is that what it is? a movement?). On the heels of reading about women who want there to be child-free areas like smoke-free areas in restaurants (Illinois is completely nonsmoking, so it doesn’t look good for kids), I read that I might not be a woman if […]

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