THE FIFTH ANNUAL SILLY MONKEY BIRTHDAY LETTER: EDITION #8…

April 17, 2014

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dear silly monkey - as i sit here looking back on the past seven years, i wonder if you even realize just how many memories create the tears i shed today. or why i seem more pensive and contemplative.  i’m aware it must seem strange that your strong mama appears sad on a day to celebrate.  if you only […]

DEAR SILLY MONKEY – THE SECOND GRADE EDITION (CHAPTER ONE)…

August 21, 2013

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dear silly monkey – what the heck happened to you?! you’re all… tall and sporting leg hair! and i’m pretty sure you have a mustache! i can only surmise you somehow fashioned a time machine and zoomed us all into the future b/c there is simply no acceptable explanation for the fact that you are, […]

AND IN THE END, IT’S NOT THE YEARS IN YOUR LIFE THAT COUNT; IT’S THE LIFE IN YOUR YEARS…

June 1, 2013

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there is no sense in dwelling… dwɛl [dwel] verb, dwelt or dwelled, dwell·ing, noun –verb 1.  to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside 2.  to live or continue in a given condition or state 3.  to linger over, emphasize, or ponder in thought, speech, or writing though, a pity so many do… ˈpɪti [pit-ee]  noun, plural […]

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DEAR SILLY MONKEY – THE FIRST GRADE EDITION (CHAPTER TWO)…

May 30, 2013

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dear silly monkey - you did it!  you successfully argued with me every day before school!  but more importantly, you completed your very first year of real grade school.  way to go, monkey!! so, just like every letter before, and in typical mommy fashion, here are three things i would like to apologize for: 1.  i’m […]

THE FOURTH ANNUAL SILLY MONKEY BIRTHDAY LETTER: EDITION #7…

April 17, 2013

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dear silly monkey - believe it, dude – you are seven!!  i have no idea who i would be today, if i hadn’t been who i was with you, every day before.  oh, monkey, you are the greatest kiddo ever – full of compassion and empathy, life and love, spirit and adventure.  of course, it would make […]

ALL LIFE DEMANDS STRUGGLE. THOSE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING GIVEN TO THEM BECOME LAZY, SELFISH, AND INSENSITIVE TO THE REAL VALUES OF LIFE. THE VERY STRIVING AND HARD WORK THAT WE SO CONSTANTLY TRY TO AVOID IS THE MAJOR BUILDING BLOCK IN THE PERSON WE ARE TODAY.

March 12, 2013

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i am not going to lie.  i am overwhelmed.  i thought i was busy before babyA, what with monkey & B & school & work, but as i stood at my kitchen sink last night, hand washing the thousand pieces of dr. brown’s bottle parts and the hundreds of pieces to my nursing equipment & prepping bottles […]

30 DAYS OF THANKFUL: #13-#25…

November 25, 2012

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day thirteen: i am thankful for allowable procrastination.  the end. day fourteen: i am thankful for B’s pajama pants.  without them, i would be a cranky preggy lady stretching dresses in the winter.  day fifteen: i am thankful for pay-day.  the end.  day sixteen: i am thankful for awesome friends.  had a lovely dinner at brio […]

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