Monthly Archives: September 2012

Smile Practice

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I Should Start a Non-Profit

Magoo does most of his crazy while he’s asleep. I won’t get into the details, considering his closest friends and mortal enemies are all old enough to read this. But if he’s gonna do something insane, there’s a 95.3% chance … Continue reading

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Not a Kid

Wanda’s been drawing squiggles and scribbles for ages and then suddenly tonight she did something amazing. Out of the nowhere, she came up with this classic: Dan: Wanda! What did you draw? Wanda (coyly, studying her own handwork): Well… It’s … Continue reading

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Is There Any More Doctors?

I spent the evening with Wanda at the Urgent Care facility tonight. We’re really good at ear infections and eye infections and sinus infections and pretty much every infections. Last night she was up several times crying and in pain, … Continue reading

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Almost a Rider

Mandy Hubbard spoke a couple of times to our SCBWI chapter today, her evening keynote being playfully titled “Rejection Sucks.” She makes me glad to be part of a community of writers. She was candid and shared the dirty details … Continue reading

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Losing IT

Sometimes I’m a great mom, times like yesterday morning and afternoon when I walked all over town taking Wanda to the park and the library for story time. Then every once in a while I snap and it’s not pretty. … Continue reading

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