Marry-land and Ill-annoy

Sunday was a looooong day in our house. The day began fine. Riley and Veronica were off at soccer and Ryan and I camped out on the couch to watch Sunday NFL. But once we were all back together, things deteriorated quickly. The kids were picking at each other like a scab, ignoring frequent requests […]

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Finding the Good in a Meltdown

Wednesday night, Ryan had a meltdown. Like most of them, the cause was something inconsequential — except to him. But there was something different in this meltdown, both in the way we reacted to it and in how he ultimately found a way to calm himself. We were watching television as a family in the […]

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Thank You, Jeff Kinney

Dear Mr. Kinney, May I call you Jeff? We don’t know each other, but you were kind enough to answer my tweet after this post, so I feel like we kind of do. Congratulations on the release of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid title, and your place atop various best-seller lists. If I […]

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