Tag Archives: a day in the life

How many kids does it take…

…to make pizza?   Well, first, every team needs a mascot: Then, you need a baby entertainer: A vegetable cutter: A cheese grater: A topping distributor: And finally, a quality control expert: Clearly, the answer is six.  Yep, that’s about … Continue reading

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The Beth Howard School of Rationing

Kids, eagerly: “What’s for dinner?” Me: “Leftover chili.” Kids: [groaning] Me: “Oh, good, I was afraid there might not be enough.”

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On Two Year Olds

I have my fifth two year old in about as many years. You’d think I know what two year olds are all about, right?     But I’m seriously amazed that even though I have another two year old in … Continue reading

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Busy market day

What a day! While I’m amazed we made it all the way through without many large scenes, I’m not sure I’m ready to do it again any time soon.  Here’s what we did. – After breakfast, we cleaned up the … Continue reading

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Thoughts While Driving Oholibus

This is it. I’m behind the wheel of a very big van. Without a coach. With a baby in the back seat. I guess there was no other alternative. Once you have six or more kids, you need a vehicle … Continue reading

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Goings on

Soren picked a huge magnolia blossom off the tree. Then he picked off the leaves, one by one. Held up what was left of the poor shorn flower and said, “Look, it’s immodest.” Speaking of picking, we enjoyed the first … Continue reading

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A foretaste of things to come

My two year old was just running through the house behind my three year old, crying. “Wear! wear!” She was sad because she wanted to wear the skirt her big sister chose to wear. I’d better brace myself for ten … Continue reading

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Be a fly on the wall at my house for a minute.

While I’m folding laundry on the couch, Soren is at my feet looking at a picture book that contains a lot of different animals. “Is this a lion? Is this an elephant? Is that a deer? Is that an ostrich?” … Continue reading

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Trick or treat!

So, my kids didn’t “do” Halloween this year. Growing up we never did, other than giving out candy and being home before dark, and without the fun memories most people have about it, I just don’t care much about the … Continue reading

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Necessity, Mothers, and Inventions

So I am babysitting my friend’s kids today, as usual, and I realized that I had completely forgotten to plan for a lunch they will eat. (They’re not familiar enough with the foods I generally serve my kids, I think.) … Continue reading

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