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A Mighty Girl

This is one of the most awesome websites I have seen in a while.  How awesome you ask?  So awesome I wish I had thought of it myself!  I’ll let you read it in their own superbly awesome words: A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books and movies for parents, teachers, and […]

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It’s probably not too surprising that I have read Beverly Cleary‘s Ramona books. Therefore when I saw they were making a Beezus and Ramona movie I was ok with it. And since Ramona is four in the book, I thought it would be appropriate to take Frankie to see it.  I am not impressed.  First of […]

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Frankie:  Mama, When will this family die? Mama: I don’t know. Probably not for a long time Frankie: Well, Papa is really old so he will probably die faster than us. Mama: Well, that’s probably true. We’ll probably be a little sad then. Frankie: Why? Mama: Because Papa won’t be with us anymore and Frankie: […]

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Dear Easter Bunny,  I know you were probably freezing your tail off since it was only 17 degrees, but next year can you please remember to take your garbage with you so I don’t have to think on my feet so early in the morning?  Thanks for hiding the eggs inside by the way.  Also, could you […]

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Coming home late from work, little naked girl dances into the room…. “Mama!  You’re Home!” “Look!  I’m naked ALL over my body!” shows me her feet “Even on my bummy bum bum!” shows me the cutest bum in the world then laughs uproariously. How did I get to be this lucky?

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Happy New Year!   Here are a few things running through my head. Santa brought the best thing ever, flip-top markers.  Now even though Frankie is still resistant to putting the caps back on, when I want to replace them so they don’t dry out and I have to buy more, I can actually find them!  Awesome […]

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Frankie has been learning a lot of Christmas songs in pre-school in preparation for their Christmas program.  We’ve been having a lot of arguments discussions about them including the fact that there are many different versions of the 12 Days of Christmas and they do not all include kitty cats and puppy dogs.  Here is […]

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3 AM — Everyone is sleeping in the big bed. Frankie: Mooommmee Mama: What Honey? Frankie: I was sleeping and nobody said Merry Christmas to me! Mama: Well, everyone else was sleeping too. pause Frankie: Mama, say Merry Christmas Mama: Merry Christmas, Frankie Frankie: Merry Christmas too, Mama (gives Mama a hug) (I should clarify: […]

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