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Chase for the Cure

Posted on February 5, 2012

There’s been a lot in the news about the Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle. I am not going to go in to any of the political issues, I think there is enough of that out there. I think the thing we should all take away from this is quite plain: Have a hand in it. Whatever your *it* is, see it through. Don’t leave it up to other people. As I watch my girls, not yet bound by the manacles of “I-have-to-do-it-the-way-other-kids-are-doing-it,” I see what it is to keep hold of the reins of what is dear to you. They never approach a situation and look for something to be done for them (ok, maybe snacks and cleaning up). They believe they can do things, they…

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Can’t Not

Posted on February 1, 2012

About 2 months ago Finley gave up nightgowns. Flowers, princesses, long, short, old, new, made no difference, she wanted nothing to do with them. I wouldn’t make a huge deal out of this except that it coincided with the height of her insistence that she didn’t need a diaper at night (she did. Again and again, she did.) Despite my misgivings I gave in to her requests to wear pjs to bed. I had thought that the biggest struggle would be in taking her rag-doll, sleeping self to the bathroom every night and tugging this way and that so I could set her on to the toilet to pee. I was wrong. As is almost always the case when I leap to conclusions about…

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