Tag: siblings

Where does the time go?!

  I never wanted to help raise someone else’s kid.  Quite the opposite, really.  Although I’ve always been fond of children, and have the most awesome nieces ever, I confess that for most of my adult life, I was perfectly content to enjoy the company of other people’s kids in small doses and a nicely controlled setting.  When I ran

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The Difference Between the First and Third Pregnancies

Guess what? I’m pregnant with our third baby. Seven years ago, I was pregnant for the first time. A lot has changed since then. As a couple, our entire universe has shifted. We live in a different state, have different jobs, different friends, and we’re six years into this wild ride of parenting. So much has changed, yet

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Long Awaited Match Ends in Surprising Turn of Events

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to tonight’s event.  We have an exciting matchup this evening that’s been a long time in the making.  These two opponents have what can only be described as an intriguing history with one another.  The lightweight contender, Justus “Juggy” Hendrickson, considered by many the underdog, has begun a transformation in the

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Motherhood: the Good, the Gross, and Everything in Between

Last night I was in full-blown Super Mom mode, multi-tasking like a pro.  Seriously, you should have seen me: feeding the baby, playing with my three-year old, changing diapers, preparing clothes and food for the next day, all while cooking a New Year’s resolution-inspired healthy dinner for Hub and me.  Then in a second it all

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Two Brothers

This morning I woke Jack up to take him to daycare and he was his usual cranky, dramatic three year old self:   “But I can’t brush my teeth.” “That’s not the shirt I want to wear.” “Those aren’t the pants I want to wear.” “I want milk.” “No, I want juice.” “No, not in

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What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine!

What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine. When one child’s party toy breaks, it naturally means that their siblings toy becomes public property. I have a young attorney in training and the art of negotiation is practiced daily when this event occurs. My response is to take the toy away and put it back. After complaining and crying, ask the party host if there are extra. If there are no toys left, move towards packing up for the day. After the excitement of friends, party snacks and cake; we are I am headed for a meltdown.

Finally…my kids have learned to argue with one another!

I was thrilled the day my kids started arguing. Finally, they reached the true test of siblinghood. NEGOTIATION. It has taken a good five-and-a-half years to get here and I’m not complaining yet. At fifteen months apart my kids have actually been mistaken for twins. I don’t see that strong a resemblance. They may not ‘look a

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