Category Archives: Parenting

Hello? (tap tap tap) Is this thing on?

Gracious heavens, y’all, it’s been nearly a year since I’ve updated. I’m so ashamed of myself. Last week I was going through an old notebook I found and found stuff I’d written about ten years ago — utterly banal stuff, like a tally of a yard sale a friend and I had in Chicago, a […]

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The Accidental Bully.

  I’ve written about sibling violence several times over the last two years or so, and Lara just mentioned it in her recent State of the Union. But we’ve started to see a new level of it over the past weeks, and it’s becoming a bit more one-sided. Having the Y chromosome and the testosterone […]

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Charades.

There’s nothing quite as heartbreaking as the look in your children’s eyes when you fail them. It’s a look I’ve been seeing a lot lately. As Lara mentioned in the most recent state of the union, Emmeline’s language skills are skyrocketing. Her cadence is reminiscent of Jon Lovitz as Tonto, but the complexity of the […]

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Long time, no post.

Apologies for the recent lack of posting. I’m not saying that those of you who do not live in Arkansas are less important than those that do, but I AM saying that grandparents leveled a certain amount of pressure to post that is no longer present now that they see the babies on a regular […]

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Plague House.

We angered the Gods somewhere and have been smited with many plagues. First it was our stomachs: Jack very casually vomited where he stood one day, then repeated the feat about 52 more times over the next 48 hours. Justin followed two days later, Emme one day after that, and then mommy closed out the […]

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