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Children

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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When The Past Comes Back

I know I haven’t gotten crazy personal here on Mile High Mamas, but to understand this post, you have to understand that my childhood was not all fun and games. My dad was a fairly abusive alcoholic with a narcissist mother who stuck her nose in everything right up until his will was read when […]

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It's the little things that matter

“Mom! At school I got to visit the Treasure Box!” “Really, Reed? What did you get?” “I got this ring. It’s a very special ring.” “What so special about it, Honey?” “Well, this ring has the power to deSTROY the WORLD!” “Wow. That’s some ring. How does it do that?” “It explodes the WHOLE PLANET!” […]

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Keep your mitts off my baby name, HBO

My husband and I never share what we are naming our babies until after they are born. Our theory is that nobody will criticize a baby’s name while they are holding the baby or hypnotized by the charm of a photo. Plenty of people have no qualms trashing a particular name while the baby is […]

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Are you a morning person or a night person?

  • 11 Nov, 2008
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I used to think I was a night person, but it’s become apparent to me since adding my third child to the mix that I am most definitely a morning person. In the mornings I’m refreshed, even if I haven’t had any sleep. I haven’t had to listen to anyone (except maybe a baby) crying. […]

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