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Little Boys 101

  • 26 Feb, 2009
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I have four kids — three girls and one lonely little boy. Coincidentally, I grew up in a house with three sisters and one lonely little brother. What these two things basically mean is that I have a very limited knowledge and understanding of little boys. As an older sister, I basically let my brother […]

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Party People in the House

  • 25 Feb, 2009
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I’m lucky; two out of my three kids still don’t really care about having a birthday party with their friends. Get them a bouquet of mylar balloons, let them lick the icing off the tops of a few cupcakes, and they’re set for another year. Presents are even optional at this point. Unfortunately, the simple […]

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Chromosomal Values

Clearly, my son has both gender chromosomes. I know this theoretically thanks to my 8th grade science teacher, Mr O’Connor. But I have recently been able to see it for myself as well. First, the Y: “Mommy, which weapons can I bring to school?” (Now, don’t go judging me to be a pistol-packing mama. Our […]

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The "C" Word

There has been some recent brouhaha in the blogosphere about the act, or non-act of – you guessed it: to circ or not to circ. This question seems to flare up from time to time, with people heatedly coming down on one side or the other – and unfortunately, many feelings being hurt in the […]

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Seven is Heaven

[photopress:archie4weeks1.jpg,full,pp_image]I am happy to announce the birth of our seventh baby, Archer Edmund, to all of my Mile High Mama friends. He was born on January 5th, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. via c-section. We are calling him Archie. His first week of life was a little rough. Archie was born almost four weeks early due […]

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Hands-On Mom?

“Dear God –” my mom prayed when I was 2 years old and she was pregnant with my middle sister. You might think she prayed for a certain gender, for a healthy baby, for an easy delivery. But her prayer was along different lines: “Please make this baby not persnickety about its hands the way […]

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A wonderful place for a picnic

Momma writes at The Casual Perfectionist, and just like the name indicates, she is an admitted perfectionist, but she’s trying to be casual about it. She and her husband have a 3-year-old girl named Claire. Momma is a firm believer in the fact that if you haven’t laughed today, you weren’t really paying attention. Our […]

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Introducing the Newest Member of Our Family

Guess what the Greeblemonkeys got for Christmas??? [photopress:DeclanPoe.jpg,full,pp_image] Technically his full name is “Poe Hamster.” Poe as in Edgar Allan. Because Bryan loves Edgar Allan Poe as a writer and Poe was from Baltimore (where we grew up) and also Poe the dog was born in October – so it was a slightly creepy name […]

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Entertainment Overload?

Last weekend we took Declan to see Michael Franti & Spearhead in concert. This wasn’t just any concert, mind you – it was a kid’s matinee concert on Saturday afternoon between Franti’s two evening shows on Friday and Saturday night. Which absolutely changed the tenor of the show, let me tell you. Like, for example, […]

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