Category Archives: Gavin

This Is How We Do It

It’s Friday, of course, but this post has little in common with the upbeat infectious anthem of the same name, sung (is that the right word?) by Montell Jordan. It’s also lacking the introspection of the NYT Motherlode’s How We Do It series. … Continue reading

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The Day My Life Was Changed Forever

Yesterday Outlaw Mama celebrated her first blog anniversary or “blogiversary.”   When I read her witty words, I was all “awwwww, I never took the time to remind you that I had been on the world wide interwebs for a … Continue reading

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Book Fair Momfoolery

Gavin’s school is holding its annual book fair this week.  I love a book fair.  Walking into a room or hallway transformed to display all sorts of stories exhilarates me.  In preschool you will find big pink books, small open-the-flap … Continue reading

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Three Generations Under One Roof

Although I am a full-fledged mama’s girl, I have always thought my dad was an amazing person.  We have never had a “traditional” father/daughter relationship, but our connection is so deep and automatic, it sometimes feels like it began in … Continue reading

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If My Kids Were Pets…

I remark how different my two children are here often, but frankly, I never tire of finding new ways to contrast their differences.  Night and day, yin and yang, black and white.  Over on Moonfrye today, I add my latest … Continue reading

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Welcome To Our Crazy Life

Writing for Soleil Moon Frye’s blog delights me, not only because I was a fan of Punky Brewster, but because I am 100% behind anyone who calls their parenting book Happy Chaos. Below is the first post I published on … Continue reading

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To know my son is to love my son (it gets better)

It took me a long time to get to love my baby boy.  Unlike some moms, I was not engulfed by feelings of love the minute he entered the world.  And not because he tried to kill me (I don’t … Continue reading

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