Monthly Archives: June 2011

  1. Bathing Beauty and the Beasts

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    June 28, 2011 by themommahen

    Now that we are here/back in the South, (Want to know why? Click here.) we go swimming a lot. A …
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  2. Multi-tasking

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    June 28, 2011 by themommahen

    Multitasking seems the obvious fix—let me just answer this email while I help with your homework! But here’s the scary …
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  3. Best-Laid Plans

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    June 27, 2011 by themommahen

    I’ve noticed as that being a parent has added a healthy dose of the word “awry” to my vocabulary. As …
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  4. More Parents Allowing Teen Sex in the Home, Reports Show – ParentDish

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    June 24, 2011 by themommahen

    via parentdish.com Wow. My favorite quote from the video is, “How do you govern it? Do you take it away, …
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  5. It’s gettin’ hot in here

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    June 20, 2011 by themommahen

    The husband has a conference in Sunset Beach this week and the hatchlings and I tagged along. Very exciting, considering …
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  6. Why We Moved

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    June 16, 2011 by themommahen

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Chicago lately. Maybe five months is the magic number of months to catch you …
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  7. Thank you for your email…

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    June 15, 2011 by themommahen

    You may remember the broken pacifier post from a short while back. Well, me being an overprotective Momma Hen and …
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When Daddy suggests a #bonfire to celebrate fall weather and continued healing. #justwhatthedoctorordered #laughteristhebestmedicine #latergram Homeward bound! He's out, waking up, went well. Huge thanks to everyone for all the prayers, texts, messages, good thoughts, mojo, juju, etc.  More details to come. Trying to keep him flat on his back not moving, which, if you know this boy, you know that is not easy. #thumbsup Our older boy, my H2, has had episodes of SVT (rapid heart rate) for five years now. It was managed with medication for a while, then seemed to go away, but then came back last school year. Due to the unpredictability of it and the resulting disruption and anxiety it causes him, he is scheduled for a heart ablation catheterization procedure tomorrow early in the morning. Hopefully the doctors will be able to find and eliminate the extra electrical pathways responsible. Fortunately, this is a pretty routine procedure with great success rates. But as the saying goes, no surgery or procedure is minor if it's happening to you or a loved one. We welcome prayers, good vibes, positive thoughts, juju, mojo, whatever our friends can muster. (This picture was taken two weeks ago during an echocardiogram. He was fascinated, and I couldn't help but remember the first time I got to hear that same, sweet heartbeat...) ❤ Totally disturbing. #halloween H2 suggested we go on a nature walk yesterday through the woods with walkie talkies. (And BB guns, of course, because, boys.) It was hot, it was muggy, it was thorny, it was spider webby, it was buggy, it was tiring. 
But. 
We found a snapping turtle shell and almost perfect skeleton, a giant orb weaver spider in all its splendor, a great place for a fort, lots of obstacles to traverse, and a new path home. And that made it all worth it.

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