Tag: moms

I Gave That Hotshot Mr. Lee, All The Credit!

How did you get my work pants so clean Mom? And man, they smell sooo good! Mom, really, how did you do this? Ohhhhh. Ahhhhh. To hear those words… Is every mother’s dream. Or at least it’s mine. Because I truly love laundry. I take great pride in sorting the colors, treating the stains, using

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Counting Fingers, Toes & Pubes

As I rushed my youngest son Nic out of the door to school this morning, I counted down the minutes and I realized, Motherhood is all about counting. Nic you have fifteen more minutes… Nic you have five more minutes… Seventeen years ago, I started off by counting Nic’s fingers and toes, his ounces of

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When You Meet My Mom, Cover Your Ears

My adult-son Alex, brought his friendgirl home to meet us on Easter Sunday afternoon. This was actually the second time we’ve met Alex’s friendgirl, but this was the first time we’ve had the opportunity to spend real time together. About ten minutes into our visit, Friendgirl mentioned she just had her ears pierced, and one

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Am I Your Mother? Or Yours?

I wear three different Mom-hats and sometimes (albeit rarely) the hats get mixed up. Even though Jamie is twenty-five, his Mom gets the most use; she is full of positive platitudes, has liberal boundaries, and offers endless encouragement. Nic’s Mom chooses her battles carefully, but is ultimately still the boss of him. And Alex’s Mom

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Moms of Boys Have More Fun & Fewer Washcloths

Recently my friend and I had a conversation about the differences between raising boys and raising girls. My friend’s life is full of American Girl dolls, pastels, gymnastics and sweet smells. My friend has a daughter. As the mother of three boys, my life has always been about sourcing funky smells, ER trips, comic book

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