Category Archives: The Mommy Psyche

Spider Baby

Before he became Spider Man …he was a Spider Baby (with his sidekick, Tinkerbell) “Wrestling” with the pumpkin Offering the pumpkin to the damsel in distress  Everyone is safe when Spider Baby is around. I wish Spider Baby could save … Continue reading

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My Son, My Sun

Dear Little One, This week you turned nine months old and you have done me no wrong except make me bed ridden for the last ten weeks of my pregnancy with you, and after all that, prefer your yaya over … Continue reading

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Ever since the Little One was born, my attention has been divided.  But there came a time two weeks ago that made me stop in my tracks and look at my little girl in all her budding four year old … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned while Raising 2 Kids

  1. The second one will never have that photo album. (Sorry Little One!) Little Libra had four printed albums of her first year. (That’s one album per quarter–excited much?!)  The Little One has ZERO. His “album” is a folder in … Continue reading

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Pedaling

Little Libra learned to pedal today. It’s even more basic than teaching her how to ride a bike. This tricycle has been in her life since she was a baby and she grew so accustomed to being pushed, she didn’t … Continue reading

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Crossing Bridges

Little Libra turned 3 years old, 3 days ago and she’s crossing bridges– literally. At her favorite playground, a bridge with criss crossed chains and holes big enough to slip through separate the low, boring baby slides from the high, … Continue reading

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Getting Your Toddler to Sleep in Their Own Bed

The bottle was half-empty and another one was being chilled. Psychedelic Furs’ Heartbreak Beat played softly in the background. No hubbies or boyfriends, just me and my girls basking in much needed girl time. Giggling, confiding, venting, joking. The night … Continue reading

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Wild Thing

My daughter is eating me up. My tricks and empty threats don’t work anymore. I count One…She chimes Two! I look into her eyes and say “Follow. Mommy.” She looks at me squarely and says “No”. In my heart I … Continue reading

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Every Day is Mother’s Day

I secretly love the sight of this: I even love the lump in my throat when she climbs up the big slide all by herself: She can run with the best of them: Chasing Bailey And usually outlasts them: Go … Continue reading

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Trophies

The teacher handed me an envelope of Little Libra’s artwork and immediately after skimming through it I ask, “Are you sure these are hers? She has a classmate by the same name and these are too good.” There. It’s on … Continue reading

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