Monthly Archives: August 2011

Observations From Campus: 33 Is The New Old

When I go to class I feel old.  I’m not, but I feel old.  I feel old because the majority of students on campus are in their late teens or early 20s.  I feel kind of like a mother figure–even though I am only 33 years old.  This feeling started when I was in my […]
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Wandering Two Year Old

I lost Isaiah this morning.  I mean really lost him.  I was on the side of the house loading up the trash can with some random junk that was stacked up when he took off after the cat.  I knew getting a pet was a bad idea.  The problem was, I didn’t think he would […]
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The Dance of the Beds

We Friesens have  a ritual that we perform about once a week:  The Dance of the Beds.  Now, I try my best to not participate in this dance, but they usually drag me to the “dance floor.”  It goes something like this: Isaiah wakes up for some reason.  He first turns on all the lights […]
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Tooth Fairy vs. Birds and the Bees

Elena is growing up — fast.  Tonight Mark and I spent some time talking about parenting through puberty while raising a preschooler.  I was trying to look at prepubescent parenting from all sides — including discussing with Mark when to talk to Elena about the birds and the bees. “I just want to know one […]
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Poop Explosion

Why is it that all of my blogs begin with a post about poop?  I spent a lot of time today moving posts from my old blog to this one.  I was going to start my blog off right by writing about yet another trip to the ER.  That’s when Micah yelled, “MOM!  Change Isaiah’s […]
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Welcome to My Newest Blog

I decided that it was time to make over my blog.  I no longer want to be associated with poop, so I reinvented myself.  This, my newest blog, will be dedicated to the crazy idea I had to pursue a PhD while taking care of 4 children, 1 husband, and 1 business. I will slowly be […]
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