Sugar and Spice and a Whole Lotta Fight: That’s What Katelyn B Is Made Of

 [All photos courtesy USA Judo unless otherwise noted.  Face plant courtesy Katelyn.]   

   

Forgive me if I may seem a little…bragadocious…today.  I think you’ll understand.     

It’s just that my 16-year-old cousin Katelyn returned from Singapore this week.  What was she doing there, you ask?     

Oh…winning Youth Olympic gold medals.  Making history.  That’s all.     

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Raindrops on Roses and Laughter on Pungas

[Photo via.]

 

This summer, I’ve made a conscientious effort to mindfully appreciate all of the beauty that is a summer rain storm.  And there’s no better way to appreciate it than to drench yourself in it.

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I Could Really Use a Fish Right Now: My Cheesy Cod Puree Recipe

I just want to give the people what they want. So when the people tell me they want my cheesy cod puree recipe, I’m-a-gonna give ‘em my cheesy cod puree recipe.

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You Are Not Being Dissed: What I Want You to Know about Blog Commenting

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Today Is a Special Day, Indeed.

Growing up with my sister was very similar to what I imagine it would be like to grow up with Licensed Joyologist Helen Madden: complete with flutter kicks and declarations of “I love it, I love it, I love it!”

Erika (Reiko Von Suavee Bola Meister, for short) has been seeking beauty and sucking the marrow out of it ever since she came screeching into our lives, six weeks before her scheduled arrival, 27 years ago today.

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Enjoying the Small Things: Nella Cordelia

Kelle Hampton and her beautiful baby, Nella.

 It is a rare occurence to read something on the web that stays in your thoughts for weeks and months to come.

 This post, by Kelle Hampton, is an exception. 

 

Regardless of whether you are a parent, I think you will appreciate the courage, beauty and soul in Nella Cordelia’s birth story.  Continue reading

Tides of Change and Tidings of Joy

Linus declares, “Behold! I bring you tidings of great joy.”

So, here’s the thing:  my previous blog theme wasn’t working for me.  I chose the authoritative  tone of “how to be a Renaissance Parent” because I thought that’s what people would want to read, but it’s really not me. 

 In fact, I’m getting sick of listening to myself write.  

With all the beauty in the world, who has time to listen to me pretend to know what I’m talking about? 

My new blog theme, “Momma Goose’s Tidings of Great Joy,” feels better.  I’ll post in eight categories:  Continue reading