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Trading stress for happy.

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in motherhood is stressful, stressful week, toddler stress, toddler tantrums | 0 comments

You know those weeks when you are so stressed, you don’t know whether you’re coming or going? That you’re so overwhelmed, you feel dizzy? That if just one more thing comes up, you might actually scream out loud? Yeah, I’m having one of those weeks. So is Ryan. He might actually have it rougher than me, though, because FOUR terrible...

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On Mother’s Day and food poisoning.

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in mother's day, motherhood is stressful, mothers day with a toddler | 0 comments

I have spent most of my Mother’s Day weekend battling some crazy food poisoning. This is not altogether surprising, since I spent last Mother’s Day flooding the downstairs neighbor’s condo. But things are looking up. Cuz 1. I just ate two whole pieces of toast, which is more than I ate all of yesterday. And 2. I got my very own Ryan-Face...

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My kid doesn’t care that he’s sick.

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in asthma in babies, childhood asthma, motherhood is stressful, sick baby | 6 comments

It’s been a heck of a week. First there was the original asthma diagnosis, followed by a Flooded Mother’s Day. And then the asthma meds weren’t working, so Ryan had to go for a chest x-ray, which led to a second asthma diagnosis and stronger meds. Each day, my kid gets four breathing treatments with two different medications, four sets of eye drops,...

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