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Common Sense Motherhood Blog

Posted 10.06.2014, by kristin

Have you ever felt like a total failure as a parent?

I know this experience is not unique to me, so to commiserate, let me share the events of today:

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Posted 05.31.2014, by kristin

Can you hear it?

The end of the school year has arrived for some and is just around the corner for most.  As if on cue, there is a rising chorus of children's voices both in my house and throughout the community.  Collectively, in a uniform whine, all the children seem to be complaining:

"Mommy! I'm bored!"

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Posted 02.22.2014, by kristin

Earlier this month, we bought a ping-pong table.  My husband, Andrew, and I beamed as we set up the shiny, blue table-top as a centerpiece in our basement.  We dreamed of reliving the fun ping-pong memories that we had as children: family tournaments at holidays, lazy afternoons accompanied by a small raquet and close friends, and (hopefully) hours of endless, harmonious matches between otherwise perpetually fighting siblings who might just become the best of friends.

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