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Beth, at So the Fish Said had a post today that really summed up one of the many reasons this baby-swinging thing is really laying heavy on my mind.  As a mother, on the occasions when I have inadvertently placed my child in danger or unintentionally caused him pain, the images and the feeling of breathless momentary […]


Posted at: October 11th, 2006 - 5:06 pm - Number of Comments » 5

More on the “baby as weapon” news. Now, how drunk do you have to be before you don’t realize a baby is a baby? And if this is “no big deal” to the father, just how does one define a “big deal”?  Apparently fractured skulls and brain injury do not qualify.  I obviously need my […]


Posted at: October 11th, 2006 - 2:18 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Folks, there is somebody, a fellow mom-blogger, out there, that if you are not reading, you need to. Go and read “From the Mountain Top to the Valley Floor” Prepare to have your heart stolen by a beautiful blue-eyed boy.  This is one of those blogs that reminds me every day that having joy in our […]


Posted at: October 10th, 2006 - 9:55 am - Number of Comments » 2

This made me want to go home and hug my son. I just cannot believe someone could do this to their 4-week-old. I just don’t know what else to say.


Posted at: October 9th, 2006 - 2:54 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I am not one of those women who are going to tell you that five years ago today, I married my best friend.  Because, well, not to state the obvious, but I don’t sleep with my best friends.  Not as a rule anyway. But, I will choose another cliche.  Five years ago today, I married […]


Posted at: October 6th, 2006 - 11:57 am - Number of Comments » 8

Much to my everlasting chagrin, this, shown much smaller than life-sized: Looks shockingly real when it drops out of the bedclothes onto the mattress in a dim room at night. I have been punk’d by a 15-month old.


Posted at: October 5th, 2006 - 11:39 am - Number of Comments » 2

Okay, it’s my turn to lie.  I had about a third of the book to finish, and I meant to do it last night (hey, it wasn’t unreasonable, I read almost inhumanly fast), but the ADD took over last night and I got involved in a weaving project that kept me up until after midnight.  […]


Posted at: October 5th, 2006 - 11:26 am - Number of Comments » 1

The GAMBLE Steering Committee had a secret closed door meeting, and the consensus was more or less unanimous. We need Fluff.  We are going to trade the titillating and informative for the simply titillating.  Just because we like that word – titillating. Given the forewarning that book order was subject to be screwed with, we […]


Posted at: October 4th, 2006 - 4:38 pm - Number of Comments » 6

My boys are in the middle. Three fine sons.  Three proud and loving dads.  One beautiful Louisiana evening.  It really doesn’t get any better than this.


Posted at: October 4th, 2006 - 1:38 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Things that get me through my material-girl day, in approximately chronological order: Coffee.  Hot. Fresh. Instantly.   The soundtrack of my life.  Yes, it’s only a 3rd generation iPOD, but I have an unnatural attachment to it.   I have said it before.  This shit – is brilliant.  When nothing else will calm the uglies, this is […]


Posted at: October 3rd, 2006 - 4:49 pm - Number of Comments » 3