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JuanaBee Takes on the Machine!

Oh, how I’ve missed this! When I last posted, I was in the process of moving and transitioning into a different sort of domestic existence. Now I’m all settled in, and thanks to my daily routine, I don’t spend much … Continue reading

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J.J.’s Big Idea

J.J. has been busy. She’s crazy about packing boxes and dusting everything in sight, and in her downtime, she’s sitting her mother down to make flash cards so she can learn to read. Last week, we were walking around downtown, … Continue reading

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Children need rules! And structure! And charts!

I have just about had my fill of snow days, holidays, three-day weekends, and the like. Judging from their behavior, I’m pretty sure the kids have, too. They’ve gone stir-crazy. Fortunately, today is supposed to be pretty nice out (relatively … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, from the Isle of Misfits!

I’m going to teach my kids when they come home today, that Christmas is all about Presence. You are present with the people you love, you feel the presence of those whom you cannot be with. Presence is more than just the physical body – presence is a state of mind, a state of being. Continue reading

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I’m not *really* a slob!

It is imperative that I commit myself to making absolutely certain particular things are done on a daily basis, regardless of how I feel or how much time I have. If I need to enlist the help of the other bodies in the household, then so be it. Part of assuming responsibility is the art of delegation. Everyone can pitch in to a degree. Continue reading

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Avoidance, neglect, lessons to learn

I’m a better wife when I take the trash out, and I’m a better mom when the sink is shiny. I smile more, sing and dance more. It’s interesting to note that when I’m actively pursuing this effort, the energy in the house changes from a “me-focus” to an “us-focus”. Continue reading

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You’ve come a long way, baby!

All the things I wanted to keep up with – clearing the dirty dishes, making sure the sink is shiny, taking out the trash, general picking up – all that has been done with no issues whatsoever. And I’ve made a dent in my paper pile and in some of the clutter. A golf-ball sized dent, but a dent nonetheless! Continue reading

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