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I've been sending good thoughts your way. So glad you're doing better!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2010 on Better! at finslippy
I missed your Twitter feed last night but it sounds horrifying. Get out. Now. Tweets, posts, and other "virtual" things can wait. Your family can not. Hope you find a new place soon!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on Glargh at finslippy
Love this story! Grandpas are the best!
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2010 on To the moon! at finslippy
Congratulations! That's awesome! And I love Anna's comment about Forgetsy...LOL
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2010 on Who wrote a book? at finslippy
Tinkersdamn's comment made me laugh out loud! I don't do cold; my kind of snow activity is reading a good book by a fire with a cup of hot cocoa in hand. I prefer to send all the kids with Dad to go sledding. Much easier on everyone. Glad you survived!
Steph, that last line is seriously the funniest thing I've read today!
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You are a pretty awesome mom. And yes, you're definitely not alone in this adventure!
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Quinn, that's hard to believe but if you say so...I bet being off refined sugar has totally helped. I don't have the willpower to do that but probably should! Heather, guess it's true for just about any "parenting," not only parent/child. Kudos to you for taking over your mom's responsibilities. It's not easy, I'm sure. I hope your mom regains her "top physical condition" soon.
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Loved this post! So true about the lessons you drew from your dad's threadbare socks. I finally broke my husband's habit of wearing socks with his Tevas...does that mean I broke his spirit? I'd like to think it means I simply made him a more fashionable software engineer! ;)
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I hear you. But knowing Utah we'll have some 60-degree weather in March followed by a foot of snow in April. Yuck.
I am one of those moms who talk with good friends and family to get different perspectives on health-related issues. They all have their own experiences and backgrounds and beliefs. I like to pool their knowledge, combine it with what I know and then take all that and discuss it with our pediatrician. From there I go with what feels right and makes the most sense. I am pro vaccinations even though my mother-in-law always seemed a bit put out I vaccinated our children. But it made sense to me. Call it blind faith (not always a good thing), but it felt right. A recent article in Wired magazine totally called out Jenny McCarthy and the campaign against vaccinations. It was awesome! Not sure if you read it but here's the link: It is really intriguing reading. Thoroughly enjoyed your commentary. You go, girl!
From the look of these comments, you are definitely not alone! I once attended a tradeshow by myself and I swear I called my husband almost every half hour telling him how uncomfortable I felt. I love the social scene, love chatting with women but I'll be danged if I find it easy. And for those women who appear to mingle at conferences with ease? Perhaps they're faking it too!
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2010 on Back from Texas at finslippy
What more is there to say than most have already said? You've freed up many a blogger to do what she loves without worrying or caring nearly as much how many people are popping in to notice. Though I may not attend BlogHer, I'm on my way to vote for your Room of Her Own. Every woman who attends needs to be there. I'm so glad I caught your discussion on Twitter today or I may never have found your blog. Now you can count 251 daily visitors. ;)
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Wouldn't it be nice if writing well was good enough? Just found this post via a Tweet sent to @seagullfountain (gotta love Twitter for uncovering treasures like this post!). I'm not even sure I write "well enough" but I do know it takes more than that to have more than two readers (your mom and your BFF). That's what I'm working on right now: What's my angle? What makes me unique? What will have readers coming back for more--and spreading the word about how much they love my site? I'll let you know when I figure it out!
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Yep, sounds a lot like our winter break. We definitely need to plan a vacation or at least a decent "staycation" next time. Otherwise this mom will be deemed certifiably insane due to the constant fighting of two older girls and the incessant whining of two younger children (and a husband).
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2010 on We are having a rough time. at finslippy
Love this post! Like so many other comments already stated, I need to hear it!
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2010 on A few words about fear at finslippy
Kimbu, that headstand was about four years ago. Doubt I could manage it now! Mom, you do have the greatest grandchildren ever! And they have the best grandparents ever, too. LeShan, I miss my second set of kids. You better believe I'll be there this summer, gifts and all!
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You deserve a day at the spa after the movie night you had! What a nightmare! You should have videoed it--I bet you could've sold the full-length movie version for millions. I'm laughing with you, not at you...promise!
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I think "chillaxious" is my new favorite word as well! Hope my weekend is that and then some!
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2010 on Linklicious Friday at Fritinancy
Daphne, I'm sure it can get tough when they want to do so many things! I don't have that problem yet but I'm sure it will come very soon. Kat, thanks so much! I appreciate your taking the time to read the post and comment. :)
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Thank you for the link roundup! It looks great! :)
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Love this post! Wish I had children who prefer broccoli over ice cream but no, they all love the same things their mom loves, which are the same things you love. LOL
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I am so with you, Kalli. Labels, schmabels. We're all in this together so let's try and get along. I say do what works for you. If it's chocolate and breast milk, more power to you!
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Evonne, yes, it's still worth it! (Though you'll question it while they're fighting, of course!)
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Michelle, the "I'm sorry" accompanied by a kiss are my favorite! And it's even better then it also comes with a sweet little pat on the head. :)
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