Category Archives: Skills

Almost Closed

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Ballerina Train

The one thing that they managed to do together.

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Rite of Passage

Sunlight pervades but quiet and stillness fill the room. Alone in the stale air, I feel warm and dream of an iced mocha blend. I hear the kids singing next door. My cue. I pick up my bag quietly and … Continue reading

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Promoted

Since she started swimming class at 6 months old, Little Libra needed me to be in the pool with her for every single class. I always thought, “What a great bonding activity! I love seeing her progress. It’s so great! … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

I knew her cold has turned for the worse when I was dispensing her snot from the nasal aspirator on a piece of cloth and it bubbled up to a ping pong ball. Little Libra was delighted. I was intensely … Continue reading

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Lenten Project

It’s Lent and I’ve decided to give up a couple of my guilty pleasures: downloading shows and sweets. If I give up anything, I go for a duo, in case I cave with one I still have the other to … Continue reading

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Growth Spurt

Whenever I see my daughter taking her afternoon nap, I tell myself, I did that; I stimulated her senses silly until she couldn’t keep her eyes open. I recall the things we had to do to get to this moment … Continue reading

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How to make your own play dough

I am not good with dough. I remember trying to make a  volcano for a diorama in grade school and it not only caved in but it slid off the board while in transit. So traumatizing for a 3rd grader! … Continue reading

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The Little Mermaid

Look at this stuff isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete? Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl, the girl who has…. everything? The Little Mermaid is my all-time favorite Disney movie. I must have watched the VHS–yes, a … Continue reading

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Potty Training

Our schedule is pretty loose this month, she’s old enough, and we could use the diaper money for Christmas – it’s time to potty train. I read up on some tips from baby center and here’s my plan: No wearing … Continue reading

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