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Epic summer battle: Mom vs. video games

I spent two entire years of my life teaching my precious babies to talk. I foresee that I will spend the rest of this summer regretting it. For the most part, I work from home so that I can be with the kids. During the school year, that works perfectly. I drop them off, come home, do a little housework, a little work-work, and I stop in the office a few times a month for meetings. The meetings, while technically...

A letter to my husband on Father’s Day

Dearest Husband, The kids, doglets and I have just returned from our trip to the dry cleaner’s and a lazy brunch. The washing machine is laboring away, and we have picked up our rooms and put away all the art supplies left out yesterday. It was a struggle. Your daughter cried. A lot. Cleaning is so not her jam, but then I overheard your son offering to help her clean her bedroom. It was a disaster area that had spilled...

Kamping: A momma’s pilgrimage to Perspective

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Well, Carlsbad, New Mexico, anyway. And methinks it is my Little Son. Parksalot, Bodacious, the Hubster and I have kicked off our summer with a family camping trip. In less than 48 hours, we have driven to Carlsbad, rented a Kabin at the KOA, trekked to Sitting Bull Falls, toured the Living Desert, and made it home again. In extreme heat. Without showers. Anyone who knows me knows I don’t camp. I...