Category Archives: Things You Won’t Find in Parenting Books

Being a Grown Up is Highly Overrated

This is one of those weeks. You know the ones. Where the tough stuff comes out of the woodwork, and you are spinning around trying to make the right decision, but the right decision isn’t obvious to anyone. Least of … Continue reading

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More Things I’ve Learned from Baseball

We’ve played two baseball games in the past 72 hours. Which leaves me with plenty of time to ponder whatever life lesson I’m supposed to be learning from my baseball-loving son. On Saturday, we played the toughest team in the … Continue reading

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I Love That Kid in the Uniform

My son likes baseball. If you ask him, he’ll say it’s his favorite sport. We have no idea where he got it from. Certainly not his anti-sports mother or his British father. I’ve learned a lot about baseball in the … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Baseball Field

Daughter runs through a t-ball game in progress on a mission to get to the swings. MOM: “Don’t run through the field!” DAUGHTER: “I’m not running through the field. I’m running through the grass.” MOM: “Honey, the grass is the … Continue reading

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You Can Do Whatever You Want To Do

MOM: You can do whatever you want to do when you grow up. DAUGHTER: That’s not true, Mommy. You can’t walk on the ceiling. TouchĂ©.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

My day started with my son running into my bedroom and saying, “Happy Valentine’s Day, Mama. Here’s your present!” Then he gave me a huge bear hug. Best Valentine’s Day ever.

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Lessons from the Third Grade

Parenthood has a way of bringing back the awkwardness and painful memories of childhood in new and surprising ways. This week it came in the form of the World Market, a third grade social science unit where the kids study … Continue reading

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