Underdosing

It’s a cruel rite of passage that most new parents experience during their first year on the job. Having escaped the trial with my first, I was put to the test with my second child.At around midnight, I heard my 10-month-old daughter crying in a way that told me she was not just turning over or wanting an extra cuddle. Something sounded wrong and sure enough, she was burning up. I promptly went to the medicine cabinet, took out the infant Tylenol and gave her the dose listed on the bottle.  By … [Read more...]

They Grow Up So Fast

Many expressions people use in everyday life simply roll off the tongue, travel through the ears and are not considered profound enough to deserve a second thought. But one has started to resonate with me in a way I didn’t know was possible for words so commonplace: They grow up so fast!Every time I hear those words, I am startled.A typical day in my life includes preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, vacuuming, reading story books, bathing kids, making beds, running errands, changing d … [Read more...]

Laundry Blues?

Do you find yourself buried beneath mounds of laundry as you try toseparate darks from whites? Well, this became a weekly event for me, asthe laundry piled up until the weekends. I was forced to washeverything together, struggling to reach the end of my task. Needless to say,the whites were no longer white. There was also a real challenge tokeep up with the folding and ironing; inevitably, my baskets grew andthey grew and they grew. The children were frustrated because theycould … [Read more...]


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