Monthly Archives: August 2007

Good Things Giveaway

A long while ago, someone told me about a new term, “Generation X,” and asked what I thought of it. “It’ll never stick,” was my reply. “Too generic.” Later, someone told me about a new television show, where people were … Continue reading

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Who’s getting a Jurassic Park Explorer Game DVD?

And the winner is…Mel from Gizmo-isms. Email me at jennifer@jennifergrafgroneberg.com and I’ll send you the gift certificate!

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Big Boy Bed

The time has come: the last child, in a real bed. And of course, there’s more to the story, which I write about it this week in “A Little More” at ParentDish.

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Why I love apples

Sweet, tart, juicy. Red Delicious or Ginger Golds or Honeycrisps or Granny Smiths. But McIntosh apples are my favorites, and they’re best after the first fall frost. This week, night time temperatures have been in the high 30s. Soon….

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Good Things Giveaway

Yesterday Carter told me he felt sick, which could be any number of things: the smoke from the forest fires, missing Daddy, maybe a real cold. A while back, for ParentDish, I wrote about how Carter loves computers. The deal … Continue reading

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This makes me so happy

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Who’s Getting Unstuck?

And the three winners of Susan O’Doherty’s Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued: A Woman’s Guide to Unblocking Creativity are Leslieann, Angela, and Kyra. Email me at jennifer (at) jennifergrafgroneberg (dot) com and I’ll figure out how to get them to … Continue reading

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When school is at home

This fall, I won’t be taking the boys shopping for back-to-school clothes. No lunch boxes, no backpacks. I won’t be walking to the bus stop, or signing up to be a classroom helper. I write about what I will be … Continue reading

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Nice matters

Melody from Slurping Life gave me this award. It’s especially meaningful to me because she’s one of the nicest bloggers around. I think “nice” gets a bad rap. Nice means sincere, and thoughtful, and considerate. Nice is genuine, and honest, … Continue reading

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Death of a Salesman v. The Good Earth

The September 2007 Vanity Fair features an article by Suzanna Andrews about playwrite Arthur Miller and his son Daniel, who was born with Down syndrome. Shortly after birth, Miller placed Daniel in an institution, and never made contact again. The … Continue reading

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MotherTalk: Getting Unstuck

When I learned that Susan O’Doherty’s book, Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued: A Woman’s Guide to Unblocking Creativity (Seal, 2007) was going to be part of a MotherTalk blog book tour, I knew I wanted to join the discussion. For … Continue reading

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All it takes is an empty cardboard box

Four-year-old Bennett is stacking empty boxes of various sizes in a tall tower. Avery is helping. When the tower is complete, the boys knock it down and begin again. “Ah, this is good,” Bennett says. “I love this job.”

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Rasberries make the best jam

It’s time!

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More evidence of why we need a secret handshake, or something…

Yesterday, we went shopping at Costco. The two little boys were in the cart and Carter was pushing it around a bit too fast, steering eratically. As I was trying to prevent mishap, I looked up and realized we’d narrowly … Continue reading

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All the Big Questions

A while back, I wrote a brief post about Cosmo, the family cat. And this week, I add to the story, in “A Little More” at ParentDish.

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