March Madness: Advice from the sidelines
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March Madness: Advice from the sidelines

March Madness had been playing in the background for a while now. I know I should be way more into it with the kids having brackets.

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Simple tasks and the children who find them impossible
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Simple tasks and the children who find them impossible

Honestly, I don't think I ask that much of the offspring. The standard for cleanliness is not that high, and it's beginning to show. At this stage, I'm not sure if it's the mess or the laziness that I find more annoying.

The teacher will know who the firestarter is
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The teacher will know who the firestarter is

The littles run outside to burn off some energy before school. I check in, and they are jumping on the trampoline, hopefully not getting too dirty before school.

My secret for sanity: I shut out the white noise
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My secret for sanity: I shut out the white noise

My friend calls attention to the fact that I'm listening to my yoga music, a miscellaneous mix of chakra sound therapy, and asks if we can change it to the radio.

Why the dog might be my favorite baby today
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Why the dog might be my favorite baby today

I'm sitting in the my driveway, enjoying the seat warmers in my van. I take a sip of my coffee and peer through the back window of my house. I have a visual on the child who can't sit while finishing up some homework. I'm not going back in.

Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and there goes the week
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Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and there goes the week

It's Ash Wednesday, where I will pray that the pancakes I ate at a church dinner on Fat Tuesday (I gave up gluten for Lent) don't come back to haunt me as I sit through the midday service.

I'm suffering from snow day PTSD
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I'm suffering from snow day PTSD

"Is it a snow day today?" one of the kids asks eagerly. "No. It's supposed to be 40 degrees today, it hasn't snowed and there is no ice. Yes, there's school," I respond in an annoyed tone. The child huffs and stomps off to get ready, I hope.

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