Monthly Archives: November 2007

And the winner is…

#8, Beth from Not That You Asked! Email me at jennifer (at) jennifergrafgroneberg (dot) com and I’ll get your copy of The Daring Book for Girls mailed off to you!

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To infinity and beyond

I have a younger sister; Tom has an older brother. This week in “A Little More” at ParentDish, I write about my own children, their sibling relationships, and my hope for the future.

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One of the sweetest things…

I’ve ever seen is the sight of Avery sleeping on Tom’s chest. When Avey sleeps, he looks to me like the perfect picture of peace. And when Avery is on Tom’s chest, the peacefulness transfers to Tom, too.

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A little present for myself, from myself

Sue from Apostrophe Suz shared this link with me, for the Pioneer Woman 2008 calendar. There are several reasons why I love this calendar: Ree’s photos remind me of our time on the ranch; she refers to her 4 kids … Continue reading

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Thankful for…

Pam of Rhett’s Journey tagged me while ago, and it took me some time (this happens a lot!) to figure out what I mean to say. I’m thankful everyday for everything: I never imagined I could have a husband like … Continue reading

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The Daring Book for Girls

Dishes, Dresses, Boxes, Beaches, Days, Bikes, Wishes, Things, Names, Children. Ten spelling words Cherrisa was supposed to learn for her new school. Her homework was to memorize the words, but she couldn’t yet read. She was 8 years old and … Continue reading

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Giving thanks

This week’s “A Little More” post is up at ParentDish…it’s about, well, can you guess? Happy Thanksgiving!

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More soup!

Gypsy Soup 3 T olive oil 2 cups chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup peeled and diced sweet potato 1 cup peeled and diced squash, such as butternut or acorn or turkish hat 1 can diced tomatoes, with … Continue reading

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Drawing the line

One of the things I find myself doing often, as Avery’s mom, is trying to sort out where to draw the line on things. Ordinary, everyday experiences take on a new complexity: Is this because of Down syndrome? Is this … Continue reading

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It’s a chili day!

Black Bean Chili 3/4 lb. ground beef, ground turkey, or a combination of both 3/4 cup chopped green onion 1 small green or red sweet pepper, chopped 1/3 cup coarsely shredded carrot 1 can whole tomatoes, with juice 1 can … Continue reading

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Saving the dirty glass for myself

I know I need to take better care of myself. Everyone tells moms that: you have to take care of yourself! What I don’t know is how to do it. It’s the subject of this week’s “A Little More” post … Continue reading

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What I’ve been up to…living in the past!

The final pages came back to me for my book (they’re acually called “first pass pages” but I don’t know why, they’re last) and I’ve been proofreading, and fretting. Mostly fretting. I’ve begun having little panic attacks that manifest themselves … Continue reading

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The Child Pose

This week’s “A Little More” post at ParentDish is about Avery, Rodney Yee, Keanu Reeves, and me.

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