Won’t You Ring a Bell with Me?

Update: Vote for this post on BlogHer’s Voices of the Year: http://www.blogher.com/wont-you-ring-bell-me Parenting requires the ability to tell a good ‘little white lie’ now and then. Little white lies that blanket the world like snowflakes, sugar-coating a sometimes scary and confusing landscape. It’s not my strong-suit. I’m compulsively honest, you see. And my daughter, otherwise known […]

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Magic John

You know about the Elf on the Shelf right? It’s a new tradition, designed to bring joy to the little ones, er, designed to make the little ones behave. You see, it’s not enough to tell them Santa’s watching to decide whether they’re naughty or nice. This generation of kids needs things to be a […]

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Mt. Tabor #NaBloPoMo

Mt. Tabor

Mt. Tabor Eruptions all morning Hot lava and sass We walk round the volcano Find quiet at last? Complaints and disruption She protests each step Green flows down the hillside We gasp, find our breath. Word count: 33 There is a dormant volcano in the middle of our city. It has trails, a playground, a […]

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Measuring Up #NaBloPoMo

“I have old man arms.” “What?” “My friend said I have old man arms,” explains my seven-year old daughter.

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My To-Don’t List #NaBloPoMo

I lie in bed at night thinking of all the things I want to do the next day. Ambitious things involving crafts and gardening and cooking and cleaning. And of course, writing. Catching up on email, and the semi-professional obligations I’ve said “yes” to. Reading to, playing with, and otherwise teaching my son, being a […]

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