For Keeps

Lacey–she 11–be with her daddy grandmama back in Tennessee. And your son? That Roy–Royal. He live with them DeNeeley’s out in Buxburg with all them foster kids. But this baby, she my Charm. Submitted to the Trifecta Weekend Challenge: a 33 word story inspired by the idiom, third time’s the charm.

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The Fix

The urge starts to build up in his blood. The need shakes him, wakes him. The hunger is overwhelming, but he knows how to fix it. He knows how to get his fix.   He knows just where to find his connection. He stumbles out of bed. The urge builds to a siren call. He […]

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The Little Guy: Let’s Wrap This Up

Preemie

Something’s been gnawing at me. No, it’s not just the Little Guy (though he is a biter, and I’m still trying to wean him). It’s the Little Guy’s Tale. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Pregnancy Saga,’ the Little Guy’s Tale is the narrative that originally formed the core of this blog. A multi-part epic of […]

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Yolo and the Other One

Understanding what ‘eesh’ means is critical to understanding the following conversation.  In case it wasn’t completely clear, click the link, read what’s there, and then come back 🙂 Uwanna eesh. “You want to eesh?” Yah. Yolo. He points. Yolo. “Yep.” He eeshes. Uwanna othewun. “You want the other one?” Yah. He points. Othewun. We switch […]

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Here is an article I wrote for Parenting in Portland

Originally posted on Parenting in Portland:
Parents and Childcare: Working Together to Help Kids Eat Healthy  “Can I give her some Fruit Loops?” I shook my head in disbelief and told the childcare provider, “No… she’s only nine months old.” It was my daughter’s first day in childcare. I couldn’t believe the teacher was offering…

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