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"My son has ADHD." I never know what kind of reaction I will get with those words.  Accusatory looks from people who assume I'm a bad parent.  Looks of sympathy from other ADHD moms.  Misplaced advice that starts with "Have you tried.....?"  Yes, we have an...

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St. Louis Day 2
And finally...day 2 of our trip to St. Louis.  We went to the zoo but it was so hot we didn't get to see it all.  We mainly tried to stick with the cooler attractions.  But the St. Louis Zoo is free!  Emmett at the splash pad.  I do recommend spending the $...

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Why do I let my kids play sports?
Why do I let my kids play sports?

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Messy house, happy kids
I used to take a lot of grief from my husband’s mother about
the fact that they would come over and my house would be messy, there would be
dishes in the sink, etc.   I don’t take
grief about it anymore because they don’t come over much and if they do have
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Things parents say
As I was cooking last night, my son was systematically removing my spatulas from the kitchen.  As I asking him, "Is there a reason you're taking all of my spatulas?" I realized that this phrase, along with at least thousands of others, are phrases that only...

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Showering
My life has become all about how long I can stay in the shower before someone needs me.  I don't dare shower while I'm home alone with the kids.  Any mother who is home alone nightly with small children will tell you that you cannot shower while they are ru...

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What is it about Doctor Who?
What is it about Doctor Who? 
I’ve been a Star Trek fan since I was a kid and watched the animated
series on Nickelodeon as a kid.  I used
to tape ST:TOS on my parents’ VCR and painstakingly edit out the
commercials.  I was 10 when ST:TNG
premiered and had ...

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For years, my daughter told me that she didn’t like to
read.  I tried threatening her.  I tried rewarding her.  I bought her tons of different books only to
be told they were “boring.” And then one day last year she came home with a book she
liked.   It was...

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Girls can do karate too!!
We went to a karate tournament this weekend for my daughter.  She's taken karate for 3 years now.  I would say about half of the kids at the tournament were girls.  No one in the "karate world" thinks too much about it.  But apparently people who have never...

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Pee in the Potty
Katrina had her Barbies out tonight...which are one of the very few "toys" she still plays with.  Somewhere along the line she acquired a pink plastic Barbie toilet.  It looks like this. So...Katrina is in practicing her piano, and I was watching to see how...
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