Category Archives: Time Crunch

Unwasted time

I couldn’t get phone messages all summer. Instead I got annoyed texts telling me my voicemail box was full. Yeah, I know, my phone needed my attention. But it had to compete with activities and hours of planning for my … Continue reading

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“I have big news to share!” I blurted as we sat down at the coffee shop. “What?” Robyn asked. I hesitated, took a breath, and said excitedly, “Nothing.” My eyes unexpectedly watered, and I held my breath for a minute … Continue reading

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Zombie time of year

It’s that spooky time of year when pumpkins adorn doorsteps and zombies float in the trees above neighbor’s lawns. Cooler mornings and chilly nights taunt as darkness increases. There seems to be less time to get things done and more … Continue reading

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Talking to listen

Talking to listen Tuesday morning, Elijah flipped out. It wasn’t necessarily the mother of all tantrums, but pretty darn close. He threw punches and kicks and dove into the big brown chair he seeks comfort in. He screamed until I … Continue reading

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31 for 21: Piling up

This is a sign of the times. This is a premonition of things to come. This is a statement about priorities. This is the pile of laundry that grew on the family room floor. We stepped over it, and sometimes, … Continue reading

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31 for 21: Meeting life’s challenges

I took the challenge to post 31 times in 21 days in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, but who’s counting? I made it through the first half of the month with the requisite number of posts, but then Raphael … Continue reading

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31 for 21: No time for playtime?

I used to get jealous of SAHMs (stay-at-home moms) who seemed to have endless playdates and time with their kids. I know that’s just one of those grass-is-always-greener moments. I’m part SAHM-part working mom, and I think that may be … Continue reading

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