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No Kids Allowed, Part 1
Mommy↹Society

No Kids Allowed, Part 1

I maintain an active imagination. If I happen upon a lovely photo online of an isolated island paradise, I can literally visualize myself there, soaking in warm shade and sea air, a fortuitous daydream of this real or false destination. I mentally photo-shop a laughing me into a romantic…

April 19, 2018
To Baby Girl At Age 2
Daddy↹Society

To Baby Girl At Age 2

To our daughter, who just turned two years old: We are truly so proud of you already. We are ecstatic to see you getting taller every time you wake up and we love listening to your newly-formed words. Mommy hears you taking her advisement: She…

April 15, 2018
Marathon of the 2
Kids↹Sports

Marathon of the 2

My baby girl will be two years old tomorrow. I can’t say that I didn’t see this coming; along with the natural progression of childhood, time has its way of speeding and slowing in unconventional intervals. This first year with a little girl has truly…

April 12, 2018
Like Half-Dressed Cartoon Animals
Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

Like Half-Dressed Cartoon Animals

About five or so 3 a.m.’s ago, I woke up out of sleep because of this question: “Why are all cartoon animals shirtless or pant-less?” I am careful about using generalizations and considered the implications of “all.”   Is it true that “all” of them are half-dressed?  …

April 8, 2018
The Crying Games
Kids↹Sports

The Crying Games

My 4-year-old son and my soon-to-be-2-year-old daughter have wrangled up a new kind of competition. It seems to entail, as its most fundamental groundwork, which one of them can cry first, longest, and loudest. I started to notice the bidding a few weeks ago during one otherwise peaceful…

April 4, 2018
Dear Vacuum Cleaner...A Love Story
Mommy↹Society

Dear Vacuum Cleaner…A Love Story

Firstly, allow me to admit that we’ve been through many vacuum cleaners in our short time as a family. In our 13 years of companionship, the hubs and I have housed 4 or 5 vacuums, each more promising than the last. We had to originate a…

April 1, 2018
What Parents Know For Sure
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What Parents Know For Sure

There is no manual for parenthood, as much as we want it to be true. Parenting strategy usually arrives in ebb-and-flow, trial-and-error form, as much as we want it not to be true. Over time through the cultural doctrine of verbal pass-down, parents have developed a semblance of a…

March 28, 2018
This March Weather
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This March Weather

March is usually a promising month for me. It marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of what I dub “the pollen season” here in Georgia. I’d definitely choose the yellow annoyance over forecasts of ice since the latter means surrounding city shutdowns…

March 25, 2018
Here Come the No's
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

Here Come the No’s

When a tornado may develop, there are several atmospheric signs to look for. The sky may turn green. The wind may stop abruptly. Hail may pelt the ground. A cloud of debris approaches. Conditions become way too dangerous to human fragility. Everyone must take cover for safety.  A similar…

March 24, 2018
"We Don't Know What We're Doing"
Mommy↹Society

We Don’t Know What We’re Doing

I see a few “perfect” families pretty often. Dad has a great career and has struck out to develop his own firm. New clients await just off stage to join him. Mom runs several successful businesses. Her heels and hair are usually aligned faultlessly,…

March 21, 2018