Momming

How often do you and your kids say I love you? I read something recently in which a mom said she hardly said I love you to her kids and her husband because she didn’t want to cheapen it. “When I say it, it means something.” It made me reflect on how often I use […]

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Last night, after a busy weekend of camping with their grandpa, the boys had a hard time staying in their bed. They came out of their bedroom on a regular rotation with a excuse after excuse. “One more kiss.” “One more hug.” “Eskimo kisses!” “Dad! Abbott scratched me!” “DAD! YOU DIDN’T PUT ICE IN MY […]

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A little over a year ago I shared a comondrum (a conundrum on a Monday) about Matty swearing. At the time he was two (which is insane to think about) and he had recently started swearing freely. Again, he was two, so of course I found it hilarious and adorable and, as you can imagine, […]

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Matty Man, Rather than get overly sentimental (because you know I can in a split second), I wanted to celebrate all of the amazing things you did this year. You accomplished a lot! You learned to recognize almost all of your letters and so many numbers. You learned to write your name (yes, I cried). You […]

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A couple weeks ago, Matty’s teacher emailed Seth and I saying one of his friends’ parents had requested she pass along their email addresses so we could set up a play date. At first I thought, ‘Awe! Matty has a real friend!’ but as soon as the cuteness wore off, the questions and awkwardness of my […]

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[Comondrum: Conundrum on a Monday] When I was younger my mom told me there were three things you never talked about with others: Politics Abortion Your salary I’m not sure whether this advice was to avoid confrontation, to avoid being categorized as something (namely a liberal) or if it was just the more womanly way […]

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Over the weekend Matty had his first tee-ball game. This is our first go at ‘organized’ sports and Matty is definitely not the first kid I think of when someone says ‘athletic’ so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. All in all it was pretty good but I definitely realized how painful it’s going […]

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The other night we took the boys to the splash park for the first time this year. The park was incredibly busy. There were at least 40 kids on the splash pad and another 40 – 50 on the playground, which meant each area had a decent-sized crowd of parents standing or sitting around the […]

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My little boys love early mornings. They love running into our room and waking us up. They love seeing our faces. They love hearing our voices. They love making us laugh. They love jumping on us while we groan about the sunlight and only half seriously ask them to go back to sleep. They especially love […]

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