The Hated Chore

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If you asked my kids one thing they absolutely positively hate to do each day, they could easily come up with many things.  Wake up early for school.  Clean their rooms.  Do homework.  Pick up their toys.  Go to...
Fighting for the window seat on a train to catch a glimpse of the engine as the train turned... Decades later, this memory is still so fresh and alive in my mind. Summers in India are not the same...
When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut down our school...), she had only three pairs of pants she ever wore: dark, light,...
Relationships are the best, right? Never complicated, consistently functional and they always energize you. Hmm... If you're like me, then you know those first two sentences are not based in reality. Relationships are tricky and complicated. They're beneficial, but they...
Anyone else find yourself in your storage room wondering why you are in there? Searching for your cellphone only to realize it's in your hand? Looking for something in the fridge when you meant to be grabbing something in...
Family Game Night. Even the idea of it brings both a satisfied smile and an exhausted sigh. I was the “game kid” in my family growing up. Aggravation, Sorry, Cribbage, Skip-Bo – I’d drag them out and beg for someone...
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I watched as my son's fingers contorted around his shoe laces. Carefully, he tried to manipulate each string into a tight bow, but the laces just dropped limply onto his shoes. His face fell, and I could see his...
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To the moms of multiples, big hugs from me! I know you are struggling to let your kids know that “the color of the spoon doesn’t matter" every time you serve a meal. You have lost count of how you...
Seattle, New York City, Chicago and even our own Minneapolis are a few of the places my husband and I have stayed for a few days with other couples over the years. We have spent weekends with close friends...
Dear Mamas, For the past 9 years I have had the privilege of being apart of a moms group; specifically, MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers). I had no idea what I was signing up for so long ago. Life was busy...
One thing I could always count on as a kid was knowing that when I had a bad dream, I would yell “Moooooooooom!” and she’d be there for me. Every. Single. Time. Her presence calmed me. I don’t recall...
"What did you do this weekend?" It was a simple question from my co-worker, but it left me internally scrambling to think of something, anything noteworthy to share. Our weekend activities of grocery shopping, cleaning and playing around the...

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