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We Earned It

I don’t remember where I heard this, but I never forgot it. Once there was a young mother feeling tired and spent. She came across a vibrant and radiant fifty/sixty/seventy something grandma boomer much like me (and you?) The young…

Ah- Goo As a Second Language

Everyone will try anything to make a baby giggle. Even serious types drop their phony English accents and transform into Bozo the Clown with prat falls,  Donald Duck sounds and made-up games that are often disturbing. Besides cuddling, silly play…

Roommates

My sister was my first roommate. My bassinet was placed besides her bed, and I have pictures of her at three years old rocking me to sleep. That’s what she says she was doing, but she says it in a…

The Ricardo/Mertz Syndrome

One Monday morning a friend asked me what my husband and I did over the weekend. I told her, “My best friend hates my husband, her husband hates me and I’m not too crazy about him. We all went to…

Aren’t There Different Kinds of Intelligence?

No. That’s what they tell you when you’re really not that smart. And, you fall for it because you’re really not that smart. ‘They’ shout out the following a little too loudly and just a tinge too enthusiastically. ~Billy is always right…

Why Being Allergic to Children Skips a Generation

Our kids read 79 books, 44 blogs, listened to 67 podcasts and bookmarked 1200 websites about infants, but nothing prepared them for no sleep and hormones that bounce around like silly putty.       When we were young moms suffering from…

All Babies Look Like Nathan Lane

Winston Churchill said, “All babies look like me.” Of course, that isn’t true. All babies look like Nathan Lane.  Just picture him freshly born, snug in a pastel blanket, a knit cap on his head and his mouth opened ready to belt out…

Some Kids Peak in Nursery School

The problem with bragging about our grandkids is that we’re all living longer so our friends and family will be around to see that our five year old who reads at a 4th grade level is now twenty seven and…

The Complete History of Grandmas

This chapter is the first chapter, right after the introduction, of a book of essays I’m almost finished writing called, “SOME KIDS PEAK IN NURSERY SCHOOL  & Other Wisecracks From a Grandma Boomer.” (btw Boomers are born between 1946-1964) But,…