Category Archives: Children

Some of the nicest people that I’ve never met.

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Think about your friends for a minute.  Your true friends..the ones who you can be completely real with.  What would you say about them?  That they’re kind?  Maybe they make you laugh, are loyal, are always there when you need them?  What about that you’ve never met them in person?  Would that matter?  Should it? […]

Christmas traditions we do NOT follow.

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With the holiday season in full-swing now, my Facebook feed and Pinterest boards are full to overflowing with people sharing their holiday traditions.  While we have some of our own, there are some that I can’t get onboard with.  Follow along with the traditions I say, “Awww…hellz naw” “No thank you” to. #1 on my hit list…this […]

I refuse to get stressed out this holiday season.

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You know what?  I am so over being stressed out from November to January.  The minute (and usually before) the Halloween decorations come down, retailers begin bombarding us with holiday advertising.  Before I’ve even bought a turkey for Thanksgiving, stores have Christmas decorations up. The pressure is on…holiday flyers arriving weekly in the mail.  TV […]

Words of wisdom.

Her little sister made her a get well card.

My oldest daughter Hallee had her wisdom teeth out on Thursday.  She was due to have them out back in June, but because she’s autistic, her oral surgeon decided that taking them out under general anesthesia at St. Joe’s here in Bangor would be the safer and less stressful option for her.  There was quite a […]

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

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I went Halloween shopping with my 12 year old tonight.  I’ve been home for half an hour and I still haven’t gotten my blood pressure back down to normal.  What the ever-loving HELL is up with girl’s costumes???  We’ve almost always made our own costumes, cats, princesses, rabbits, puppies, etc.  Cute, warm, costumes that don’t […]

I’ve got Baby Rabies.

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Every once in a blue (totally hormone-driven) moon, I get a yen for a baby.  Any baby.  Boy baby, girl baby, black baby, white baby, green baby..don’t care.  Want one.  These little sojourns down memory lane never last very long, but I’m always surprised by their brute force and abruptness.  I am aware that it’s my […]

Oh my God, Becky….

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So last week I decided that I was going to have a yard sale today.  (Saturday) The amount of clothes in my kid’s closets was becoming out of control.  My own closet was stuffed with clothes that no longer fit/were never going to fit again/needed to be cut loose from the herd.  And yard sales! I love yard […]

Forget winter, the teen years are coming.

Lurve that little smooshed face.

Child number 2 was born in 2002, right here in Bangor.  She was the happiest baby and toddler…charming, grinning, curious and a total hug-a-bug.  Girly-girl…always wanting a stack of bracelets, a swath of necklaces, every scarf I owned and had been introduced to french Vogue by her Auntie.  By the time she was 8 she […]