Category Archives: The Big Girl

They will listen.

My husband looked at our twelve year old daughter the other night and had one of those parenting moments.  You know the ones, where you look at your offspring and see them not only as your child, but as their … Continue reading

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Birthday shenanigans.

Occasionally the planets align and the fabulous birthday idea that germinated inside your brain for your somewhat persnickety, turning-twelve-years-old-and-it’s-a-big-deal daughter, is just as fabulous when executed in real life. (Please tell me, Gentle Reader, that I am not the only … Continue reading

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Got mint?

The other day I was trying out a new recipe for a cucumber and avocado salad.  The dressing used lime and mint, so I pulled out the chopped mint from the freezer that our neighbor had given us last summer. … Continue reading

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Returning home.

We are five minutes from home after spending eight days away.  This relatively short drive from Ohio to Indiana (after sixteen hours in the car the day before, it indeed feels small) normally takes a little less than three hours, but … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Eleven years ago.

Eleven years ago, an extremely pregnant woman was told by her doctor that her blood pressure was sky high.  So she was sent to the hospital to be induced. This wasn’t the woman’s first time being induced due to extremely … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.

It feels like we’ve hit a turning point in the seasons.  There is no snow or single digit temperatures predicted in the ten day forecast.  In fact, the meteorologists cautiously suggest we might hit the 50’s.  What is happening?  Changes … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Standing behind your kid.

I love this photograph. It’s an oldie but goodie, taken ten years ago of my oldest daughter and me. To me it is the epitome of what parenting actually is: Standing behind your child, focusing on them, while remaining somewhat … Continue reading

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