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For the Love of Target
Mommy↹Society

For the Love of Target

Coffee. Wine. The kids’ bedtimes. A clean house. Target. These are a few of moms’ favorite things. Granted, not all mothers follow this specific formula of rightful thrill. Some have ingredients in their stew of the above, percentages that bring them enough of a…

September 17, 2018
Invariant Hurdles
Kids↹Sports

Invariant Hurdles

To start, a metaphor: In this life, individual lessons sit beneath strategic obstacles spiked like minefields on our racecourses. We have to hurdle over obstacles as we speed forward through space, careful to completely clear them, seeking them out in our peripherals, then rearviews. We…

August 28, 2018
Memoirs of Summer Learning
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Memoirs of Summer Learning

It started sometime last summer.  Over the last year, I moved within transition, a migration of sorts towards “better” in several areas of my life. In retrospect, a rigid complacency had set in, apparently for years, and I had lost a growth sense of ambition.   The…

July 22, 2018
The Fable of Balance, Revisited
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The Fable of Balance, Revisited

When I think of “balance,” an image of a scale comes to mind, a scale that is either being filled or is already carrying a load or two. One scale pan may be heavier; both may be equal. If a burden is added to…

July 15, 2018
Read Much?
Kids↹Sports

Read Much?

Every year, I make the mental affirmation to “read more.” This treatise usually comes with the proposal to put down the Swiffer mop and pick up the book that has been plopped, lonely, on my bedside table since January 1. At times, I have giving…

July 8, 2018
The Beauty in B-Words
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

The Beauty in B-Words

My son, Jrue, is a static, stereotypical five-year-old right now. He holds long conversations, directly correlated to “why” something is so, and responds with the cutest laughter when something is funny to him. He likes the idea of his many toy cars crashing and, much like at his gender brick wall, physically demonstrates his…

July 1, 2018
For the Love of IKEA
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For the Love of IKEA

There is a maze where wondrous things happen. It’s a labyrinth of enchantment and sparkle, endless miles of marvel at every turn, festive and bright and bewitching, where people go in as strangers and leave out as…more acquainted strangers.   That funhouse, for me, is an IKEA superstore.   IKEA has a dubious, funny sort…

June 27, 2018
4 Well-Known Quotes That Can Be Applied to Parenting
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4 Well-Known Quotes That Can Be Applied to Parenting

I love to discover quotes and mold them to fit my life experiences. Since the bulk of my days consist of herding the preschooler and the toddler through the many hurdles of childhood, most of my personal interpretations of quotes involve what I can…

June 21, 2018
Kid-less For Summer
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Kid-less For Summer

It was a casual question that instantly spurned a lot of unrest inside me. The query wasn’t as complicated as I was making it out to be; yet, my response to that occasion was going to reveal unspoken truths about my trust, my authority, and my mothering. Was I willing to…

June 18, 2018
"Mommy Finger, Mommy Finger," and Other Sports
Kids↹Sports

“Mommy Finger, Mommy Finger,” and Other Sports

The song and its repetitive tune gets stuck on replay in my mental space as soon as I hear it again. Similar to others in its new-age nursery rhyme classification, there are many variations of this melody, and I know each one, thanks to my children’s YouTube Kids viewership. The modulations are…

June 13, 2018