Category Childhood

The Waiting, It Turns Out, Is Indeed the Hardest Part

These toddler days are long. They stretch from one bedtime to the next and are abbreviated with snot-nosed tantrums that engulf the days despite their relative brevity. But it’s important for me to constantly remind myself that these days are fleeting, a drop in the ocean of raising a person. That’s part of the reason […]

Mail Call!

Welcome, Rememberers of the Time and totally not-creepy onlookers! This is the time of year when I look forward to checking my mailbox each day because there’s something fun about opening it up and seeing hand-addressed Christmas cards and packages, so this week for RTT, the mail is our theme. Have at it! Hold on! […]

This Post Is Just So Middle School

This week for Remember the Time, tell us about a rivalry you’ve fostered. Sibling, cousin, friend, or even team, what is something that made you compete? Just make sure that you are pulling from events that happened in your past rather than something that happened, oh, I dunno, last week. Just a friendly reminder that […]

To Santa or Not to Santa

So, spoiler alert: Santa Claus isn’t real. Oops. Were you reading this post aloud to your small child? My apologies for ruining his/her innocence. I have a bad habit of spreading truth at inopportune times. There are about 25 women who still resent me for being That Kid who, in 1990, told their eight-year-olds that […]

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On Thanksgiving

Now, we couldn’t very well post on American Thanksgiving without having thanksgiving be the theme, could we? Didn’t think so. This week for Remember the Time, show us thankfulness. ♥ This is a ready-made week, the kind where you know what to expect and what you should write about. We can sit back and be […]

My Earliest True Friend Was a Condiment

This week for Remember the Time, we are sharing stories and thoughts on the topic of imaginary friends. Thanks so much to That Cynking Feeling for submitting this topic! Skip down to the bottom for details on participating in this weekly linkup. ♥ My parents got a video camera when my younger brother was a […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex Ed But Were Afraid to Ask

Kelly and I have been saving this week’s Remember the Time theme for awhile, but today is the day that we unleash it on the world. Tell us about your experiences with sex education, and don’t be limited by what you learned in the classroom. Did I just ask you to write me some smut? […]

Cartwheeling

The comments section to a blog post or an online article can be a mean place, but just as often they can be a place where I realize things about myself that I had never given voice to. On Monday when we announced this week’s RTT theme – breaking the rules – a couple comments […]

A Charmed Life

Sometimes I wish I could see the world through Cee’s eyes and hear it through her ears. This morning as B added the sugar and cream to his coffee, the ting ting ting of the spoon hitting against the sides of his mug created enough of a groove for Cee to start dancing. She set […]

Taking the Edge Off Death for Our Kids

If anyone ever tells you that the blogosphere is void of real writers, then they obviously have never taken a gander at the beautiful, tightly-woven words of today’s very special guest blogger, Katia from I Am the Milk. I knew when I invited her to post here that whatever she came up with would be […]