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Saint Nick saved my life

The weather in Florida has been beautiful the past few weeks.  Sunny and clear with highs in the high 60s to low 70s.  Perfect time to open the sunroof and go for a drive.  I did just that today on … Continue reading

17. December 2014 by Shannon
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A happy accident

  We trimmed the Christmas tree this weekend.  Patrick and I fluffed the branches of our synthetic stock, both of us trying to disguise the pole running through the middle. We spread and gently bent branches then stood back to … Continue reading

02. December 2014 by Shannon
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First hit of the season

  Sam got his first hit of the season at his baseball game last night.  Even though he was thrown out at first base (so it technically wasn’t a hit) I still clapped and cheered as though he’d just hit … Continue reading

04. November 2014 by Shannon
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Pick your battles

  Last week, my former husband and I had a disagreement.  A stand-off, really.  And while not hotly contentious, it left me feeling unnerved that matters regarding our kids are not entirely up to me, no matter how strongly I … Continue reading

20. October 2014 by Shannon
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I’m failing 3rd grade

  I’m failing 3rd grade. We just finished the fifth week of school and I think maybe I can catch my breath.  The amount of homework that’s assigned to my son, Sam is astounding.  He has homework in every subject, every … Continue reading

12. September 2014 by Shannon
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Thanks, Shark Week

  What my kids learned from watching Shark Week: 1. The Megalodon is real. 2. Max has memorized the sharks listed on our souvenir coffee mug from Marco Island. Now he adds Old Hitler, Harbor Master and the Megalodon as types … Continue reading

09. September 2014 by Shannon
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The High Five as defined by Max

Me: How was your first day of school, guys? Sam: It was awesome. I like my new teacher and Joseph is in my class.  Oh,  and I saw Ms. Spillman (his 2nd grade teacher) and I gave her a hug. … Continue reading

13. August 2014 by Shannon
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The night before the morning of the first day of school

We’re all set for pictures tomorrow morning.   Are you a crier or a high-fiver?

10. August 2014 by Shannon
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“What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” – LOTF

My kids tried to kill each other last night.  In the shower. Sam and Max are like most boys.  Two years apart in age, they play with the same toys and the same friends.  They conspire together and wrestle in … Continue reading

29. May 2013 by Shandmin
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A Letter to my Son’s Preschool

Dear Lakeside Teachers, Five years ago, I drove down the street with a two-year old fussing in his car seat and a baby squirming in my belly.  I was tired.  I was two months away from the birth of my … Continue reading

28. May 2013 by Shandmin
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