parenting

My “Other” Husband

Last night I had a dream. I’ve been considering it all day. Dreams like that are neat. I dreamed I was not with my husband, Scott (the dream didn’t tell me if I was widowed or what the case was but I had been married to him at one point). I was married to a millionaire sports player. This man took care of my two children as though they were his own. We shared a personal trainer and worked out together. We enjoyed friendships with other sports players and their beautiful wives. My health was never better as I was supported and

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Happy 6th Wedding Anniversary to Us!

Today is hubby and my 6th wedding anniversary. Hubby and my … is that correct grammar? Anyway … I thought it would be nice to spend time as a family. This morning, all four of us went to Old Navy and Wal-Mart to get little Miss Ava some back-to-school pants and a lunch bag. We ended up with 2 dresses, 3 pairs of pants, 2 tee shirts, 2 long sleeve tees, knee socks (because she just HAS to wear those with her jumpers … the look is way too cute) and a new knapsack plus a matching lunch bag that

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Motherhood: My Other Resume

Upon reading the Village of Moms blog, I came across the post Motherhood: My Other Resume as written by Amber Johnson of The Life and Times of Stella. I may not be original but I seem to find those who are and love to share it. Hope you enjoy her resume as much as I did! I’m going to make one for me soon too. I’ll post it when I do. EXPERIENCE Mother, 8/17/08–present (lifetime commitment) Collaborate with Stella, Eleanor’s father (my husband), to ensure that she grows and thrives; oversee everything from basic maintenance, such as diaper changes and

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The Kill-Joy of A Redundant Observation

When I was younger I felt attractive. When courting, my husband would tell me daily that I looked hot, beautiful, great; now it’s rare. Even still, I get up in the morning and get myself dressed with shoes and make-up on. I like to do this because it makes me feel better about myself and it gets my day started as it did pre-children. It also helps any smudges of a rough night with the kids. And I feel pretty good about myself as I load up the kids and take them out to a play group. Until some jerk

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Picky Eaters

Question of the day: Are any of your family members picky eaters? What affect does it have on you planning meals? I’ve moved to the monthly menu plan (see March’s menu plan here) for this very reason. The darned kids have some serious eating issues. One day minute they love it and the next they are repulsed by it. It isn’t just my kids either … the day care kids are getting in on it too now! I am no short order cook so I’m cooking dinner and then they can have it for lunch the next day (toddler-ized with

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It’s For the Kids … Right?

At 8:00AM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays I pack up my two kids and the three other daycare friends and wait in line for spaces in a free program. They go into a school readiness program where they are in a classroom of children their own age for two hours and I need only be in the building (in the classroom if they are having a sad day). I’m starting to wonder if this is really beneficial.For my two kids, having two hours separated from me is key or else they’d be attached to my legs all day. Ava also

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Fall Back In Love With Your Spouse

Let’s face it, we all get into a rut at some point. Marriage has been going very well for my husband and I (speaking for myself here) but with two young children who demand our constant attention, it is easy to put each other last. I found some interesting ideas at Men’s Health on falling back in love with your spouse. I’m marking some highlights but check out the full article here. If you feel your relationship may be in peril, try this strategy: Fall back in love. It can be done. In fact, 64 percent of couples who were

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The Tongue Family

I was looking at photos taken this year that I just uploaded from my camera. I suppose the kids and their father got on it one Saturday morning while I was sleeping in. This is what I found … do you think they are related?!.

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It Seems I’m Not the Only One in a Funk

I can SO relate to this post by Mama’s Losin’ It about how her “life has become a cycle of poopy diapers, reality television, and making friends with people who may or may not be who they say they are” and that she is “in a serious housewife funk…either that or I’m in the pre PMS stages…either that or I’m pregnant…either that or I’m menopausing.” Here here, sister! She’s even a daycare provider … her life is parallel to mine. If only she lived closer and we could do play dates and get out of our funk … or PMS,

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The Whale

If you read a recent front page story of the SF Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale that had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, and a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few

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About Elizabeth

Hi! I'm Elizabeth

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