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It sucks to be the Mouse

Ouch. The Mouse is down for the count this weekend. She’s been diagnosed with RSV and a double ear-infection (which is approximately one ear away from the rare triple ear-infection). She is 8 months old on Monday and this is the first major, prescription-drug-necessary illness – so we’re luck for […]

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Family Values (I wish I was a Swede)

The next time some Republican yahoo is pontificating about how important family values are and how they will work, with the grace of God, if elected to solidify the family unit in America, think about the fact that the Family Medical Leave Act provides exactly ZERO paid time off and […]

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EYEBALLS!!!!

The Bear is infatuated with the word EYEBALL. She has a funny way of saying it too, more EYEBAWWWWL then eyeball. It’s hilarious. TOOTH is a distant second in the favorite word area. 20+ years ago, I remember my parochial-school-best-friend’s annoying little sister announcing “guess what my favorite word is? […]

Thin Chicken and a Bowl of Warm Chocolate
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Thin Chicken and a Bowl of Warm Chocolate

On Friday, when I picked up the Bear and Mouse from their grandparents, my mom sent me home with a platter of frozen, breaded chicken – the thinnest you’ll ever see. She prepared it and then, like everything else in her house, it went into a deep freeze – unsure […]

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Birthday Party Season

The start of birthday party season is upon us. For years now I have dreaded these days, when the schoolmate b-day invitations begin to roll in. I was always miffed when Charlie Brown would moan about the fact that he was never invited to a party – personally that would […]

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The formula for a stressed out wife

After 18 months of successful breastfeeding and pumping, spread across two kids, our little Mouse received 2 oz of Earth’s Best Organic Formula this afternoon and 4 more this evening at bedtime. The Mrs’ milk production has slowed to the point where we have no choice but to supplement with […]

The Sweetest Thing
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The Sweetest Thing

During our annual pumpkin picking trip this past Sunday, the Bear picked up a jack-be-little pumpkin for Kitty. It has been tradition for us to purchase a pumpkin for each member of the family, a sort of round, orange and seasonal version of ourselves to be on display in the […]

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Saying Goodbye

I am not really sure if I am ready to write this post. I have started and stopped several times over the past 48 hours. The OWTK house feels a little emptier this weekend. At around 3:30 pm on Friday, we lost Kitt – our beautiful brown tabby cat. An […]

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