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May 1, 2013

Project Yum Power

This week, the schools sent us out a letter adding one more little project to my overflowing plate.  Project Yum Power (no really, that’s what it’s called) was designed to focus the little ones even more on healthy eating.  In order to win a “Yum Power Prize” weekly, all I have to do is add […]

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April 29, 2013

The social life of a dawkter’s wife…

Glamorous of course. Well, you know … sort of glamorous. Actually, we were 20 minutes late (as usual) for a very loud meal at Texas Roadhouse steakhouse. I haven’t managed to put on make-up in days, but I did at least curl my hair (about 12 hours earlier). My pants didn’t match my top. I […]

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April 26, 2013

Green Belt, Finally

Alex earned his green belt yesterday. He recently rejoined Kung Fu after a 4 year absence. We let him quit when he was 9. At that time, he was a yellow-black belt, so when he came back and seemed to still have many of the skills, his teacher talked with him and decided not to […]

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April 24, 2013

April Fools

I woke up with a spider bite on my thigh that is surrounded by a one inch bruise. Unless it’s filled with fat gobbling venom, I’m taking it as just another chapter in the cruel joke that Mother Nature has been heaping on us this April.

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April 17, 2013


Zoe is seven. It hardly seems possible.  I know I say that every year.  Her birthday more difficult celebration for me because it reminds me of the trauma of the pregnancy and her early weeks in the NICU.  It is a triumphant celebration because it is evidence of strength, healing, and recovery.