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Why It’s Totally Not More Caffeine Than I Need

November 26, 2014

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After a very rare rainstorm in the Bay Area, all of my fellow commuters were thoroughly frightened away from the freeways. This made for a fantastic drive in to work. I got to drive. Forward. At a steady speed. Wheeee!

Due to the lack of traffic I reached the office in record time. I was the first one there. It was a Friday. Before a holiday week. I thought I was quite literally the first person there. (more…)

Bumps and Bruises To Be Expected

November 24, 2014

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The forecast called for rain. And the California morning had proven rather gloomy. But muppets were going stir crazy. It was mission critical to get them out of the house to expend some of the pent up energy boiling over.

Destroy had knocked all the couch cushions to the floor and was leaping from pillow to pillow in an effort to wreak as much chaos as possible. (more…)

Kangaroo Care

November 19, 2014

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It seems as though, for much of the country, Mother Nature decided, “To hell with fall, WINTER IS COMING!” This morning my California hometown dipped to a frigid 45 degrees. That is just downright cold as we waited for the promised 68-degree high. I mean, not even in the 70s!

It’s those gloomy nights that make you want to snuggle up with a loved one, feeling their body warmth against you. (more…)

World Prematurity Day 2014

November 17, 2014

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Destroy came tearing around the living room corner, slip-n-sliding face first into the kitchen island – a less coordinated Risky Business move across the hardwood floors in Batman socks and Avengers Underoos.

There was a pause, as my little superhero decided whether to resume his reign of destruction or scream bloody murder. “I’m ok!” he decided before taking off again toward the certain doom of a Lego strewn floor. (more…)

Thought Process of a Preschooler

November 10, 2014
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Do you want to build a snowman to help people?

Can you follow the train of thought of a preschooler?

Watch out – there are a lot of twists and turns, along with seemingly impossible leaps, ahead.

We were en route to school, well – the car was pointed in the general direction of pre-K, we weren’t actually moving due to some pretty intense traffic. (Also known as Monday.) (more…)

Attack of the Great Black Beast

November 5, 2014

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It was the picture perfect sunny Saturday morning. GrammaJ was in town; Search had already demonstrated his propensity for scootering and it was time to show off the big boy bikes.

I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to steal a shower.

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We’re Going to a Dead Man’s Party (or trick-or-treating the neighborhood)

November 3, 2014

I spent the morning convincing Destroy that Darth Vader was not a superhero to be sported on superhero day at school. (The boys’ preschool class isn’t allowed to do Halloween costumes.)

So when evening rolled around, Search and Destroy were eager to take over the world’s candy supply as the costumed duo, Prince Charming and Darth Vader.

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Hospital Clinic of Horrors

October 30, 2014

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Just in time for Halloween, many people are search out the creepy and macabre. Fright fests and haunted houses – all for the quick thrill of an elevated heart rate while you try to catch your breath.

Forget the zombies, ghouls, goblins and ghosts; never mind the dilapidated abandoned asylum. Looking to traumatize your tiny people? Bring them on down to the recently renovated hospital on pediatric flu shot clinic day. (more…)