Category Archives: Parenting

Parenting Moments When You Know You Haven’t Totally Screwed This Up

Every now and then in the midst of the everyday and the good and bad parenting moments, you’ll have a moment of parental magic.  Usually the moment has little to do with you and everything to do with your child … Continue reading

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Through the Years: A First Day Chronology

My last post reflected on my grandmother who passed away on Wednesday of this week.  In the midst of sadness, it is nice to celebrate fresh starts and new beginnings, even if they result in eye rolls from the 12-year-old who … Continue reading

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Observations From a Temporarily Childless Home

We have reached the end of week one of the Divine Miss M’s two-week sleep-away camp.  I can’t help but notice a few strange occurrences. 1.  Even though only 1/3 of our usual residents is missing, food lasts twice as … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Sendoff

So, you know how I was really, really, really ready for the Divine Miss M to go to camp?  You know what will stop a mom in her tracks no matter how far beyond the end of her rope she … Continue reading

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A Brutally (Possibly Too) Honest Moment About Parenting

Always, every second of every moment of every day with every part of myself, I love my daughter. But sometimes, during those seconds and moments and parts, I truly don’t like her very much. Before I had a child, I … Continue reading

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Embarrassing Mom Moments

You know those moments as a parent when your child says something in front of someone else and you wish the Earth would just open up and swallow you whole?  No?  Well then, you’re luckier than I.  The Divine Miss M has … Continue reading

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Pride, Parades and PFLAG

We attended our first Denver Pride Parade this morning.  As one of the largest Pride events in the country, it attracts around 325,000 people, with 100,000 attending this year’s parade.  I work with the Boulder County chapter of PFLAG (Parents, … Continue reading

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Last Place is the New First

I don’t like doing things I don’t do well.  Let me rephrase that, I loathe doing things I don’t do well.   Also, I loathe losing.  Like so many things pre-children, I only vaguely realized this and wasn’t particularly bothered by … Continue reading

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The Supreme Wait

The Supreme Court’s last day of term is June 24, 2013.  Among others, there are four big opinions pending: Prop 8, DOMA, Affirmative Action and the Voting Rights Act.  I care a great deal about all of those but clearly, … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Union – May 1, 2013

Colorado’s Civil Unions Act went into effect on May 1, 2013. Denver and Boulder County Clerks took the date quite literally and opened their offices to the public at 12:01 a.m. to begin issuing civil union licenses. Jodi is on … Continue reading

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