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February 01, 2015

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

The case of the blue police car van

When my son first laid eyes on our new car, a crossover vehicle intended to accommodate our toddler and soon-to-arrive infant, he cried, "It's a blue police car van!" As the weeks went by, I adopted the new nickname myself....more»
January 01, 2015

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

On hats

I have two toddlers, which means I have two heads, two necks and four little hands to keep covered in winter gear – not to mention the four feet, which seem to require so many socks and boots! I don't know about other moms out there, but I think that keeping those appendages cloaked in the proper winter garb should be worth big money....more»
November 01, 2014

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

Blewetts run!

When I misplaced our soccer schedule the second week of the season, I called the facility where the games take place and was told the blue team would take the field at 10 am....more»
October 01, 2014

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

Crossing our T's

Last month William and I were facing a stack of blank thank-you notes. We also had a list of birthday presents he'd received for his fourth birthday....more»
September 01, 2014

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

Dream a little dream

When honeymooning in Costa Rica, my husband surprised me by booking a massage. Years later, I would spend more money than I care to admit to be rubbed down with sugar, wrapped in hot towels, and then subjected to some Swedish-style bodywork....more»
August 01, 2014

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

The first back-to-school By Kelly Blewett At just over four, my son doesn't yet know that August is synonymous with "back-to-school....more»
July 01, 2014
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The Little Curmudgeon

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

Sometimes when I'm coming up the stairs at night, I flip the light. Then I hear a little voice, "Turn that off!" It is my son....more»
June 01, 2014

Magic Wands in the Dark

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

As the mother of two toddlers I greet bedtime with a great deal of enthusiasm. Lately I've been reading aloud Locomotive by Brian Flocka....more»
May 01, 2014
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The Duck Farm

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

Some parents are worried what will happen when their child discovers there is no Santa. Forget Santa. I'm worried what my son William will say when he finds out another truth: there is no duck farm that magically flies rubber ducks into his grandparent's closet....more»
April 01, 2014
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Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom's life

Sloppy little kingdom

Every parent needs a place where they can close the door and just relax. I imagine some parents have elaborate on-suite bathrooms where they while away the hours soaking in a tub....more»
Broadway: Annie
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IRT: the giver
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