Category Archives: ain’t a bowl full of cherries

…in which I am Mean Mommy.

My kids are way too much like me.  When I was three, back during the baby-bust of 1975, my mother tried to get me into the kindergarten Sunday school class, since there weren’t enough kids my age to run a … Continue reading

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NOTivation

So, this is Post #50, and I was hoping to have new header art, or something profound to say to celebrate it.  Do you see a new header?  Do you think I’m feeling profound? Nope, and nada. Sorry; this is not the blog … Continue reading

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My Bouncing, Babbling Girl

My mother says that I was given Beara because the universe has a well-developed sense of irony;  that I deserve her, since she is just like I was. I remember being four, but not like this.  She’s in constant motion, and in … Continue reading

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Week in Review

Writing this one early, so I don’t feel the pressure to actually make more of today than it wants to be.  We are all still sick!  Buddy and Beara both got H1N1 in the UK, but no headcold-like symptoms with … Continue reading

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Pushing

I am so conflicted.  I read radical unschooling blogs.  I read blogs on classically training your four year old.  Good thing I watch and listen to my kids, too, or I’d be all over the place. I’ve said before that … Continue reading

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Grounding Rules

I really do get that it is hard being a little kid.  You can’t find out what the story says without a grownup to read it to you, you have to really work to pay attention to your body enough … Continue reading

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Derailment preferred

I’m actually starting to see one advantage to having a larger class size.  Not mondo, mind you, but, well, bigger than three.  (And no, I’m not breeding the rest of them.) Why would I say such a thing!?!  I get … Continue reading

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Well, Wednesday went ok…

So, I’ll start there.  Ok?  Ok.  (Thank you for not arguing with me.  I needed that today.) Calendar time went about as perfectly as it could, and I caught myself thinking “ah – this is *just* how it is supposed … Continue reading

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