Tag Archives: childhood

I’m So Clever

Every time I quote myself or invite people to follow my blog I realize I’m still just that little kid on the playground shouting, “Mommy, look at me!” or “Daddy, watch what I can do!” My family calls these “I’m … Continue reading

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Mythologize Yourself

  The Legend: The sun hung like an ambered jewel betwixt the clouds as Prince Mitch hacked his way into the Dandelion Forest. Legion were those that stood against him, beyond counting the blades he faced. Yet all that affronted … Continue reading

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5 Year Old Exposes Truth About Barney!

My daughter Mandy was born smart. If she’d known English the day she was born, I’m sure she’d have explained to the obstetrician that he was doing it all wrong. By the time she was two that oversight had been … Continue reading

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Parenting Illustrated

Raising a Toddler: Raising a Teenager: Parent’s School Experience: Child’s School Experience: Parent’s Goals for Teenager: Teenager’s Goals: Off to College! After College: Any Questions?

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My Phobia

Part Two: Into the Fog It was my buddy Jeff’s birthday. His mom decided to drive five of us to a Disney double-bill ten miles away across an unlit stretch called Dairy Valley. The pizza was great (all pizza is … Continue reading

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My First Big Fork in the Road

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Have you ever wondered who you’d be if at some point you’d taken a different fork in the road? Pursued a different career. Married a different person. Chosen not to pet that baby alligator. My…

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Amateurs

Humans are, almost by definition, amateurs. Just when you start to get a handle on being a toddler, you become a kid. And just when you’re halfway proficient at being a kid, you turn into a teenager. And parenthood? Forget … Continue reading

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