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John Bear


April 24, 2011

It’s hard to tell, but Benjamin may be growing faster than Cement Marketing. And that’s quite a feat, believe me. Cement is up to seven (almost eight) team members. And Benjamin has grown an inch and a half in just the past two months. Today, after an Easter Egg hunt in the morning we headed […]

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John Bear on Idol

April 17, 2011

I started watching American Idol again during our break. I know, I know. But I have to say, I love the judges. And clearly I need to kill my TV again. But in the meantime, John Bear is back and I can’t stop watching this season. After months of watching in solice, suddenly there was […]

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A line of b.s.

February 28, 2011

I have a confession. When I am single. (And sometimes when I’m in a relationship). I check the Craigslist Personals. I’m not sure why. I have never, ever found a listing that even remotely appeals to me. And yet, I go back. I think it’s because the Craigslist Personals terrify me and totally crack me […]

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December 2, 2010

Shortly after we moved in together, into our new house and onto our new life, Benjamin started asking a lot of questions. Namely, “Does this mean John Bear is my Dad now?” “Well, yes, he is your step-dad.” As I’ve told you before, Benjamin was very quick to point out that technically John and I […]

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Halloween Craft: Boo Ghosts

October 11, 2010

Having a real house now and being a mom blogger, I feel slightly obligated to write a craft post. And because I pulled off creating said craft I feel quite proud and accomplished. You should know, this house brings out my matronly, mama bear side of me. It’s somewhat frightening but I’m embracing the comfort, […]

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8 Days

September 12, 2010

Eight days of semi-single momdom left. I know I’m not entirely a single mom anymore, having a man around and all. A deeply considerate and helpful man at that. But still, in eight days that door will be permanently shut, right now it’s swinging back and forth a bit and there’s a crack of light […]

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Baby Bears?

September 4, 2010

Last weekend one of my single mom friends dropped her sweetest, little baby off for a few hours so she could get some well-earned girl’s time. John Bear came over to help. And while he’s mastered the ages of three and four, clearly two months is not yet in his repertoire. We’ll be borrowing Baby […]

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Something Missing

August 28, 2010

I have lost myself again. I am 10 pages deep into a journal from the 11th grade. I snap out of my self-induced memory trip, thank the cosmos for letting me survive high school, and stuff the journal tightly into the box. It fits perfectly next to the picture of my sister and I in […]

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Facts and figures.

August 3, 2010

A few things you should know. Fact: Being a mother makes it nearly impossible to conform to the rigidity of today’s corporate culture. I am buried in work. Buried does not mean drowning, nor does it mean ungrateful – it just means that I am swamped with the extremely fulfilling and exciting business of being […]

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Where did my baby go?

July 31, 2010

John took Benjamin out for the morning, they’re using the first ten dollars he’s ever earned ($4.00 from last night’s Lemonade stand with Sydney, and $5.00 from today’s chores) to buy a toy. I’m here at home organizing boxes and boxes of baby clothes, sorting them by age. All of them are a mess, tossed […]

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