Momhood

Join me in becoming a better mother by reading about the challenges and blessings I've experienced.

  • Toys, Eavesdropping on the Children Noise Chaos, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/04/Children Noise/ #children #noise #toys #backyard #quiet #momhood #kids
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    Eavesdropping on the Children Noise Chaos

    There’s growling, there’s yelling in mock pain, there’s laughing, squealing, arguing, a sudden scream. I mean, high-pitched, ear-splitting screams. It’s children noise and the accompanying chaos. Right over my fence. Do I mind? Oddly, no. Twelve years ago, before having my own kids I would have. Because I’m solitary and…

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    A Hectic Vacation

    Whether I like it or not, I’m inundated right now with work and visitors. August is always a month of visitors for us because two of my children were born in August and relatives like to come for their birthdays — which for me means cleaning and guests and cake and…

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    Can You Be a Writer and Have Kids?

    During this last spring break, I took my three children to visit my mother and aunt in Tucson, Arizona. It was a bright, loud, active, social time. We yakked on about everything from politics to the names of my daughter’s new dolls. We went swimming. Drank smoothies. Ate dinner in…

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    7th Grade Is the New College

    Next year, my son will enter middle school. And in learning about middle school, I realized middle school, at least in our school district near Seattle, is not middle school as I knew it. It’s more intense. There’s not a lot of fooling around. You have to register for classes.…

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    Better Than We Used to Be

    The other day I received an email from my youngest daughter’s teacher. She invited me to the Friday assembly to see my daughter receive an award for being respectful in class. A little later I told this to my mother by phone. We laughed. We laughed so hard. My youngest daughter…