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tribe, minus one

We lost a member of our tribe a few days ago.  Our dear, sweet tripod cat, Oliver passed away.  Reasons are many, sadness is huge. My 2-year-old is still looking for him, and my 6-year-old is ready to head to … Continue reading

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road rage

My 2 year old has road rage. It’s true, unfortunately for me.  Whenever we are stuck in traffic or approaching a red light she lays it on thick.  “GO!!!!”, from the backseat.  As if I enjoy sitting there. I find … Continue reading

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In addition to being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Inauguration Day, Monday was our second anniversary with Ace.  So, as has now become our tradition, we celebrated with doggie cupcakes and candles. Ace inhaled his, and then climbed up … Continue reading

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According to my daughter’s calendar, today is Dress Up Your Pet Day.         So Oliver, Ace and Martha had to take one for the team during a fashion show devised by our 6-year-old. Sorry guys…  

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news flash

We went to Lindsey‘s house yesterday for some R&R (read: make our kids play together so we can ignore them and put our feet up). At one point, one of our collective children came in to complain about some nonsense … Continue reading

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the pug snuggly

For ages my friend Amanda has been singing the praises of the Pug Snuggly for her dog.. I finally got my act together and got one for Ace which arrived just in time for our snowy adventures.  Kicking myself for … Continue reading

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