From the category archives:

Toddlerisms

Boys

June 18, 2009

I have three brothers and two sisters. You would think I’ve seen it all but I haven’t. Nope. Like this… This thing Benjamin does when the mood strikes, or when we have a far distance to walk to in a rush. In this case we were dashing to a bush to so he could pee […]

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The Easter Man

April 12, 2009

My son can’t wait to be a man.  You don’t have to know him very well to instantly see that inside of this little three-year-old is a strong, tough guy waiting to come out and do man things all day. Take my Uncle Dennis’ truck for example. There is no place on Earth Benjamin would […]

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Father Figure

April 8, 2009

Maybe I gave up. Maybe I just didn’t want to hear another “I can’t” or “I’ll try” – each one cutting a bit deeper than the last. But somewhere along the way I just stopped. I stopped asking my ex-husband to spend more time – time outside of his 36 hours a week – with […]

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His first and his last.

March 18, 2009

Because today was Benjamin’s first and his last third birthday and because I didn’t buy him a single present in Austin I spent my lunch break on a mission. My mission was to buy everything I would need to transform his room from a nursery/toddler room…  [Click to continue, although, be warned – there are […]

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Memories

March 3, 2009

My first memory is of toddling behind my mother along a dark hiking trail somewhere out West.  I must have been about Benjamin’s age. A few hours earlier we had all split up. My father and some of my other siblings stayed on top of the trail while my mom and the rest of us […]

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Old habits.

February 22, 2009

They die hard. Still haven’t had a cigarette. Went through some major withdrawal attacks this weekend but Morgan was there to cheer me on… and I made it. This is hard though. I miss them already. Those evil little cancer sticks. I’m not sure if I can do this. I’m just not. But I know […]

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My Hero

January 28, 2009

I like to call Benjamin my hero. Because he is. This little guy is my guy and my reason for doing all that I do, day in and day out. I wouldn’t have it any other way because at the end of every little storm he’s there waiting with a big sloppy kiss. But lately […]

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Whispers in the trees (and some sex).

January 27, 2009

Sex and single moms. It’s not an easy line to walk but I think this advice for single moms dating will help.

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Little shop of horrors.

January 25, 2009

A girl has to get her hair cut.  Especially when she’s leaving on a fun weekend escapade in six days (more on that later). Unable to find a sitter, I decided earlier this week (thanks to my Twitter peeps) to just take Benjamin to the salon with me. The place, right down the street from […]

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Old Man Winter

January 21, 2009

Please, please go away.  We’ve been in some kind of a deep freeze for weeks now and I made the big mistake of checking the weather forecast today — and it’s not good. This cold snap isn’t going anywhere. Which means I have to spend another weekend inside with little Benjamin.  I’m running on fumes, […]

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