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- A perfect moment.
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- The three little students and the big bad art teacher.
- Then and Now.
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- A five year old's to-do list.
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- Why I shouldn't be allowed to use slang.
Category Archives: The Little Girl
We sit in a camp chair in the shade of the high school athletic building. Eden’s swimming lessons are over, while the older two children are in the middle of their swim practice. Eden sits on my lap. Despite having … Continue reading
The early morning light is coming in through my bedroom window. From my bed, I can look across the room to where my daughters sleep on their mattresses on the floor. The girls’ bedroom make-over project has taken far longer … Continue reading
We set the trampoline up last week. The children rejoiced heartily, while I, despite my outward signs of acquiescence, began my internal freak-out. In my head, I know that with rules and supervision, the trampoline is a relatively safe contraption. … Continue reading
I’m sitting on the couch, deep in thought, planning my to-do list for the next day. Despite the day only having twenty-four hours, the list seems far too long. I frown, knowing that tomorrow hasn’t even happened yet, and already … Continue reading
I stand at the door and watch you. Sporting Hello Kitty rain boots and a black tutu, you’re not the average football player. But that doesn’t seem to stop you. You hold the football close to your chest and run, … Continue reading
Last week my five year old began piano lessons. Despite looking forward to these lessons for the past year, despite desperately wanting to catch up with her brother and sister, the night before her lessons Eden was nervous. She sat … Continue reading
“Do you have Pink-it?” I ask my youngest as I tuck her into bed, during what has become our nightly refrain. “I do!” she answers cheerfully as she snuggles under her floral comforter, oblivious to the dark outside. We discovered … Continue reading
This morning at 3:25 a.m. my oldest daughter woke me up to inform me that my youngest daughter had thrown up. Everywhere. Twice. Since then, Eden has thrown up an additional four more times. Well, hello stomach flu. You’ve been … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I read a fascinating book called NutureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. The authors use new evidence and go over old studies to determine why children lie, why praising our kids … Continue reading