Category Archives: Kids

Run, baby, run

Jett ran away. Technically, he ran a 5k. Without me or any other adult he knew. Without permission. Sort of. It was a parenting fail in a spectacular sense. Our neighborhood organized a pre-Christmas fun run. Just neighbors getting together … Continue reading

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A little levity and a little sex

The birds and the bees have been an ongoing conversation here since Letty was a baby. We took someone’s advice and just answered the question they asked, and didn’t provide any more information than that. I think that particular method … Continue reading

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No trespassing

My kids are a unit. Not necessarily a good unit. They are like many groups in that they are formidable to outsiders and not welcoming unless you drink the kool-aid, per se. They have their own games, their own way … Continue reading

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Too much?

Is there a such thing as over-attachment? I read articles about kids who don’t attach to their caregivers for various reasons (none of them good), but I’ve never heard of a kid who is too attached. But here we are. … Continue reading

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Beach critters

No trip to Florida is complete without a trip to the beach. Ours was no exception. The beaches in Pensacola are stunning. White sugar sand, clear water. The water was so clear, in fact, we were able to see clearly … Continue reading

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Traveling with an Aspie

We knew heading into our road trip that some circumstances would be tough for Jett, but we were confident the good would outweigh the bad. And so far that has been true. This trip wouldn’t have possible, or at least … Continue reading

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Out of coffee

We’re out of coffee. Have more frightening words ever been spoken? It’s Friday morning. And we are out of coffee. We buy it in two pound bags. I’m not sure how exactly it happened. But here we are, and my … Continue reading

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