Monthly Archives: August 2006

Mother of the Year

We got off to such a great start with kindergarten this morning–skipping into school ready to learn. By the early afternoon we had totally deteriorated into a dysfunctional mess. I picked up my daughter from her first full day of … Continue reading

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To buy list

I’m starting to keep a running list in my head of stuff I want. This feels antithetical to the spirit of the consumer-free project. If I run out in January and start buying like a crazy woman, then I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Off and running

Yee-haw…both of my kids are in school and I’m feeling like a free woman. My daughter started kindergarten yesterday, and for those of you who asked, I managed NOT to cry. She was just so darn excited about the whole … Continue reading

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I can’t get no satisfaction

Yesterday, I decided that I must remodel our master bathroom. It’s been ugly from day one, but now I feel that I can hardly function in it. There is no counter space, a 30 year old vanity with rust on … Continue reading

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Food Quandry

Food is stressing me out this week. This has nothing to do with the extra “padding” around my middle that seems to be settling in for the winter, but with the ridiculous amount of packaging that comes with most of … Continue reading

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Back to School Blues

You might think this post will be about how teary eyed I am over my first born starting kindergarten, but it’s not. Don’t get me wrong, I am quite sad that my “little” girl is big enough for elementary school. … Continue reading

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Buying for Baby (and big kids, too)

I visited my very pregnant friend, Alison, today to wish her well before she gives birth to her second child in a week or two. I couldn’t resist the urge to take a peak at the nursery complete with coordinated … Continue reading

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