Category Archives: Parenting

Why oh why don’t they come with a user’s manual?

Geekmom strikes again

Artist Boy has been trying to get his friends interested in Dungeons & Dragons for quite a while — years, actually — but he has never really succeeded. That is, they are happy to play, but the gaming is never … Continue reading

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Has it been this long?

Wow, has it really been half a year since I last checked in here? How time does fly. Funny how the urge to blog comes in cycles… Well the first thing I had to do was make a couple of … Continue reading

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Artist Boy, evolving

My son Artist Boy, now 14 years old, was… I don’t want to say difficult, exactly… but he was a complicated toddler. For one thing, he didn’t play with toys. (Being a new mom, I blamed the toys: Don’t these … Continue reading

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Violin update

The other day Bookworm Girl commented that the “most advanced” student in her group class is this one girl who is actually two books behind all the others. But this girl plays beautifully, with great attention to detail, gorgeous tone, … Continue reading

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Bouncy Boy’s ear

Bouncy Boy has an ear. Well, he has two ears, actually, but what I mean is, he has an Ear. He has perfect pitch. The real deal. Ask him to sing an A and he will produce 440 Hz, pure … Continue reading

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Breaking our addiction

This week’s PostSecret included this gem: I don’t think that was sent in by one of our kids. I wouldn’t go so far as to say our laptops are actually “destroying” the family, but this card definitely rang a bell. … Continue reading

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The ends justify the means… I hope

I’m sure I’m not the only parent who started out with high-minded principles and ideas about the raising of children, only to have them fly right out the window as soon as the first actual child appeared. I don’t think … Continue reading

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