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The second tooth is the hardest tooth

Archie doesn't have a tooth pillow. He wanted Daffy Duck to be the bearer of his baby teeth.

We are terrible toothfairies and it’s getting worse. Nine kids multiplied by twenty baby teeth equals 180 opportunities to screw up. The little pearlies are mounting. It’s like that scene in “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” where Aragorn is in that haunted mountain talking to the ghost king, surrounded by towering heaps […]

Dogs and high school graduates have brains but we can’t be sure about their mothers

One of the more difficult things about having a zillion kids is the gap in age between the older kids and younger kids. This is also a bonus, as both older kids and younger benefit from having each other around. Certain occasions magnify the differences and those differences were more apparent the past few weeks […]

Lending a hand to the sky ~ Musings on mothering a graduating child

Pine needle and raindrop

The western mountains were sandwiched by clouds this morning. The row of peaks was obscured by chalky grey banks of opaque clouds, no doubt packed with snow. I could see the middle elevations clearly. Along the foothills—the base of mountains—were stark white cloud balls. They looked like the trim on Santa’s hat. It was beautiful […]