Nacho Cheese

For a couple of weeks now, Jakey’s been playing tee ball on the Rockhounds.  His best friend Stuart is on the Iron Pigs.  You’d think these were just apt names chosen for kindergartners, but in fact, these are actual names of minor league baseball teams.  This Saturday we’re up against…

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Public Service Announcement

Use: Immediate: TFN (Till Further Notice) Time: 90 seconds Agency: No-It-All Moms Title: “Warning: Kindergarten is a Project” It’s more than half way through the school year and no one warned you.  No one mentioned it.  No one pulled you aside to make sure you were mentally, physically, emotionally prepared…

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Toyhuggers

Back when we were new parents, we did our best to live a life of quality over quantity.  We were genuine products of our eco-generation. James was an especially vocal enthusiast of planet-friendly toys.  Preferably the kind made of sustainably grown hard wood and non-toxic, water-based, VOC-free paint.  I know,…

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Zombies

Over the last few years, James and I have really gotten used to sleeping in our own bed, just the two of us.  Gone are the nights of flailing people kicking us in the back…  There is no more crying in the middle of the night, or showing up unannounced,…

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Transformer

My dearest Nate, Yesterday was your birthday,  and in my annual tradition, here is a glimpse into the life of the freshly minted Nate 4.0!: We celebrated with a special day at the Monterey Bay “Akarium.”  But first, we had an adventure trying to drop my car back off at Oller…

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