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Sweet Sixteen

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 11:12pm 0 Comments

Mom, can we give PRETTY GIRL a ride to the movies tomorrow?”



“Sure,” I responded absently, typing away on my computer.



I knew my son Josh had arranged for a group of friends to go see Toy Story 3 the next day and I often cart his friends around for their various social engagements, so I didn’t give his request another thought.



Until I was blow-drying my hair the next morning, that is.



You know how it goes. You’re… Continue

Lasts

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 8:20am 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed that parents tend to focus a lot on "firsts"?



We celebrate the first time our baby lifts his head.

The first time she rolls over.

The first word, first tooth, first step.



Then as they grow older, it's…



His first boy-girl party.

Her first dance.

First date, first zit (devastating!), first time behind the wheel of a car.



The other day, I was cleaning out my planner pockets and… Continue

Transitions

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 11:40am 0 Comments

I've started going through pictures of my daughter from infancy up till now. Eighteen years worth. I’m doing this in preparation for the graduation party video I was going to create (now she is), and for the surprise scrapbook I'm making for her to take to college with her. (No longer a surprise because I accidentally mentioned it and now she keeps removing any pictures where she thinks she looks the least bit funny. Like this one: …



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Banning the Dictionary

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 6:13am 0 Comments

I read a story a few weeks back about a school district in California pulling all copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary from its libraries because a parent complained the dictionary was being used to look up "age inappropriate" words by students. When I read this story I literally laughed out loud.



Banning the dictionary? Really?



Let me start by saying, I'm all for keeping things age appropriate. When our kids were younger, we were some of those weird parents…
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Driving Lessons

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 8:28pm 0 Comments

It sounded like a good idea at the time.



I had read an article about these super-cool magnetic bumper stickers, CAUTION NEW DRIVER, and thought to myself. What a brilliant idea! Whenever I'm having my newly permitted child practice driving skills, I'll just slap it onto the back of the ol' van. Then all the other kindly drivers will be instantaneously aware and think to themselves, "Oh, look. How sweet, a new driver. I'll give him a nice, wide berth so he has plenty of room as he…
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At 7:27am on July 10, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 1:36pm on August 18, 2010, Cynthia Helwig said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 9:56pm on February 23, 2010, Peryl Manning said…
Loved the blog - thanks for friending me :). I have a question for you - I'm just starting to send out some article queries, but I noticed you said you always send in full essays - do you find that's a better approach? What type of magazines do you submit to? Thanks!! I'm moving from technical writing to freelance, and just learning the ins and outs - all tips are appreciated!

Peryl
At 1:11pm on January 11, 2010, Theo said…
Thanks Holly for "finding" me. I always enjoy reading your blog.

how is your "new" legal adult doing? :)
At 3:11pm on January 9, 2010, Rhonda McKnight said…
Holly,
Thanks for adding me and following me on Twitter. Let me know if I can be of any help.

Blessings,

Rhonda
At 11:59am on January 9, 2010, Holly Bowne said…
You've pegged it exactly, Kevin Ann! Every new phase they enter is so cool to witness, but memories of the old phases give rise to such bittersweet feelings.
At 12:38am on January 9, 2010, Kevin Ann Planchet said…
My oldest daughter is at least willing to take the six year old trick or treating. The sixteen year old wants nothing to do with the holiday at all. You're happy to see them growing up on one hand, but on the other, each break with a milestone is hard to take.
At 11:25am on October 25, 2009, Marisa said…
I am now following you on twitter as well!
At 9:49am on February 26, 2009, Julie said…
Thanks for the comment. I got the back ground for my blog on 'The Cutest Blog on The Block.com' and it works with the regular blogspot templates. Easy to do! I've been kind a trial by error with all this blog stuff. Always looking for neat things for it.
Take care! ;0)
At 11:50pm on February 25, 2009, Julie said…
Just joined Mom bloggers club, and looking for some other mom's to blog with. Going to check out your blog, feel free to stop by mine!
Take care! ;0)
 
 
 

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