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I am young.Relatively speaking and probably in regards to most of the women who are blogging on this site at least. In the next couple weeks I will be returning to Florida to go into my senior year of college, additionally I'll be celebrating my 21st birthday...and that's a milestone in my eyes. So I guess I should start with some information about me since this is my first post....more

Making the Most of Small Moments

"Mama, mama, mama, mama, mama!"  The pitifully trilled words tripped over themselves tumbling down stairs and pulled me away from writing before a full sentence had a chance to click from the keyboard.  These days, Mama is tops on the Little Friend list of favorite summer things....more

Bacon? No, it's a tooth!

On our camping trip this past weekend, a momentous occasion occurred:  our 6-year-old son, James, lost his first tooth (it’s actually...more


 I have this little problem, its my girls and they are doing bad things. Things like going gaga over boys. TALKING to boys. Acting like drama queens, entering middle school, wearing makeup and worst of all…they are allowing their bodies to change. Without my permission I might add....more

No long, heavy discussions or instructions - just a lot of general discussions during the entire ...more

Random Musings on Sex Positivity

In addition to dating and relationship things, I have also had Sex Positivity on the brain for the last few weeks.  I have been thinking about how I formed my opinions about sex, about how I have thought and talked about sex during different times of my life, who the influences were on those opinions. It’s pretty interesting stuff for a navel-gazer like me. Read the rest here! ...more

Coming Out to Play

I'm going to my happy place in a few days to celebrate my 40th birthday with my mom and my sister. Yippee! Well, I have lots of happy places, actually. In Henry's arms. Where two rivers meet in Vermont. A certain chair in my livingroom when a fire is burning in the fireplace. Sunday mornings in bed. The library. The front seat of any car at the beginning of a road trip. Martha's Vineyard any time of year....more

I'm a water lover too, sassymonkey. I grew up going to Martha's Vineyard. The ocean's in my ...more

I'll read you a book

Last night, my youngest daughter - the only one who cannot read yet, not fully - brought me her bedtime story book.  It was Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat and I thought to myself about how much I hate that stupid book, how many times I've read it over the years to each of my five daughters.  It occurred to me that my youngest was on the verge of being able to read for herself so perhaps my time of having to read that was near its end!  Yay!...more

You brought a tear to my eye. That's a really really sweet poem and it makes me want to wake my ...more