On mothering a boy

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Last night, we had my mom over to the house for a Hanukkah dinner.  Not growing up Jewish, I make sure it’s a well-choreographed occasion, with little margin for error.  Brisket bigger than smallest child?  Check.  Gobs of oil, normally …

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Transitions

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I freely admit I am no fan of fall.  Sure, apple picking, pumpkin carving and stunning foliage are nice, but they hide a bitter reality – winter.  I would be perfectly accepting of fall if it didn’t signal the return …

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Back to school (almost)

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It’s kind of weird to have a 2 week summer vacation, but that’s the life of the IT Boy.  Last Friday was the final day for Boy at his early intervention pre-school.  The day after Labor Day, he will start in …

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Walking to School

Today was “Walk to School” day at Soccer Girl’s school.  The whole event came from a 2nd grade girl’s science project.  She counted cars that dropped off at school one morning and found there were almost 150.  She wondered if …

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Diagnois: No Diagnosis

I’ve blogged a few times about how we have continued to seek a diagnosis for IT Boy, only to wind up with no diagnosis.  He’s 2.6 years old, and we know little more about what’s causing his delays than we …

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On Being a Soccer Mom

Recently I tweeted about how I registered myself in some Twitter directory in the category of SOCCER MOM.  I got a lot of DMs and @ tweets about this. Some said soccer mom was a rather dowdy term, others thought …

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State of My State

Things around here seem to have stabilized into what I can best describe as “the new normal.”   My grandmother is safely ensconced in a nursing home.  The place is good, and she’s doing as well as can be expected, although …

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First born, second born

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped Soccer Girl off at a friend’s house so she could take the bus to school from there while I went to the gym.  I casually asked the mom if we needed to walk the …

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Catching Up

You know it’s been a long time in blogging when you have to re-login to WordPress… Anyhow, it’s not for lack of something to say.  I’ve had two business trips in the past 3 weeks, and even though they are …

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Pajama Rama

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Check this out.  Am I the worst mother in the world or what?  Why in the world was my kid sent to school in her PJs?  Am I totally asleep at the switch or what? Well, I’m proud to say, …

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Spatial Relations

Recently, I was reading NY Times columnist Lisa Belkin’s blog post about the Motrin controversy when I saw that her subsequent blog entry was on the news that  the Pregnant Man is preggers yet again.  Having an incredibly hard time understanding his first pregnancy, I figured I’d …

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Camp Rocks

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No, not the movie, the actual experience. Little IT wants to go to sleepaway camp this summer.  Apparently, most parents are prepared for this request, and spend the summer before the kid wants to go visiting prospective camps.  Not us.  …

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On running a Scholastic Book Fair

Coming up for air here.  I feel like the weeks have whizzed by.  After London, which was a great but exhausting trip, I helped coordinate the Scholastic book fair at Girl’s school.  This is a wonderful fund raiser for our …

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Let's Do The Time Warp Again

If the title of this post has you jumping to your feet and dancing all over your darkened living room, you are in good company.  As the weather turns cold and Halloween nears, you can’t help, if you are me, thinking of The Rocky …

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Name my kids!

Little IT, sneak that she is, frequently reads over my shoulder when I am on the laptop.  Mostly, I shoo her away, but sometimes she sees stuff anyhow.  Namely, the name I call her when I write about her…Little IT. “Why …

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