Category Archives: childhood

Hand Stitching v. Sewing Machine

The kid has recently unearthed her American Girl dolls from her closet. She doesn’t really play with them as much as she uses them to help her in newer interests and hobbies, such as movie making and designing dresses by … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old for Sesame Street

This morning I watched my first full episode of Sesame Street. I met Murray the monster (he has a beard!) and heard the Count sing a song about the number 8. Super Grover 2.0 (I never knew there was a … Continue reading

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Pestilence!

There is a good reason why I am sitting here at home and not driving to the tropical wilds of South Florida to guzzle down Amish cream pies and party it up with my kinfolk, which was the plan. The … Continue reading

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Elmo & The Summer Olympics

I was never one for team sports as a kid, so I opted to take gymnastics classes. My gymnastics friends and I would practice our floor exercises wherever we could find a flat outdoor space. Our balance beam routines were … Continue reading

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The Real Florida

Every now and then, I spend a lunch break with my daughter and her friends from her 4th grade class.  We sit outside in the courtyard, eat our lunches, and talk. The talk usually involves funny family stories, weekend outings, … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

One of my best friends drove down to visit from South Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. Despite the horrific weather, her visit fell into a category I like to call perfect timing because I was feeling increasingly in need of … Continue reading

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Tea Party

Have you ever wondered about what your child really does when she’s playing at her friend’s house? Because I have. Not that I’m terribly worried, just curious. Elle had a friend sleep over on Saturday night and the two girls … Continue reading

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