Category Archives: Happiness

Silver Lining

We’ve got two sick kids at home. But they are sleeping together in their own bedroom. For the first time in four years, the master bedroom feels spacious. We’ve got 2 sick kids at home. But they’re asleep by 8pm … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Juggler by Tina Fey

Keepin’ it real as usual. Tina’s one of my Fey-vorites! My daughter recently checked out a book from the preschool library called “My Working Mom.” It had a cartoon witch on the cover. “Did you pick this book out all … Continue reading

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Dot by Dot

…Like George Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, [a mother's life work] is laid down one dot at a time. Rarely does anyone else recognize the meaning of that one dot. -Mary Ann Clark I … Continue reading

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Life B.C.

On the morning of Cocoa’s first day at home, Hubby says, “You know what Cocoa is? She’s a …” He picks up this book and holds it up like a sign: (One of my favorite things about my Hubby is … Continue reading

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Cocoa was born four months ago, about the same time as my miscarriage and was given to us one week after the propitious visit of our fair feathered friend. Hubby refuses to believe there’s a connection. But I have to. … Continue reading

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2011 International Pyromusical Competition

Happiness is avoiding the traffic and enjoying the pyromusical competition from the comfort of our home! I braved the traffic once about 4 years ago and it took us a good 3 hours to see half of the display. No … Continue reading

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Ash Envy

Here’s my favorite question of the week: Little Libra: What’s that? Me: Ash L: Nice nash! Where jew get-it? M: Church. It’s a-a-ash, like aaaaapple. L: A-a-a-nash. Niiiiice naaaaash. She said it the way teenagers admire tattoos with envy and … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

The view of the sky from underneath a tree. When you’re so focused on one beautiful thing and then look up and see another, it’s the stuff that contentment is made of.  This is one of my favorite views that … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

Making banana muffins from scratch on a rainy day. I am a redeemed baker. Or at least CatCanCook makes me feels like one. Thanks to her awesome recipe! My dad once said that once you have kids you have instant … Continue reading

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