Category Archives: Parenting

Harry Potter and the Final Adventure

On Saturday night/Sunday morning, there were book release parties all over the world for J.K. Rowling’s last ever (she pinky swears this time) Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Not the last wizarding book, most likely, but … Continue reading

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A Long Weekend

Any of you who have read this blog more than once know that I am an adoptive parent. So, not a real mother; hence the name of this blog. A’s first mother, M, has had a tough time of it … Continue reading

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Band Night

Yesterday was A’s last middle school band concert ever. It was also her band director’s last middle school band concert ever – she’s retiring at the end of the year, which is next week. It was something. It started when … Continue reading

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Mothers Day 2016

As a warning: the following post is a bit sweary and drops an F-bomb or two. Not bad, but only fair to warn you as it’s not the norm here. So. Today is my obligatory “Mothers Day” post. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Writing, Day 19: Word Vomit

It’s less elegantly put than Writing 101 did, but yeah. Like this: Today is a free writing day. Write at least four-hundred words, and once you start typing, don’t stop. No self-editing, no trash-talking, and no second guessing: just go. … Continue reading

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Losing a Baby, Gaining a Teenager

Last night was A’s 6th grade continuation. Some schools make a big deal out of it, some don’t. Ours went all out, pretty much like everything else they’ve done. For the past three days, it’s been busy. A make-up Field … Continue reading

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I Don’t Even Know How to Start This

Before I begin – all comments will be moderated on this post. Proceed accordingly. I’ve been thinking a lot about what happened in Santa Barbara, CA this past weekend. I’ve been thinking about it a lot. For those of you … Continue reading

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February’s almost gone

February is usually pretty busy here. The weather can vary widely; from almost 70F temperatures to a blizzard, we’ve seen it all here and then some. It certainly has been that way this month. A and a couple of her … Continue reading

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Disaster Robots

Yesterday we went to a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) tournament. It’s close to where C and M both live, so we invited them to watch. The kids on the team had been working pretty hard since the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Band Gala

Our area Band Gala was last night. It’s a concert with all the elementary schools that have an instrumental music program, the Jr. HighMiddle School band and at least one of the High School bands. Last year, it was their … Continue reading

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