Category Archives: Kids


Use injustice to fuel your fire

First, a few words of advice regarding the college application process: Burn all of the marketing materials that arrive in your mailbox each day from elite colleges. Oldest received glossy catalogs from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Georgetown, Columbia and Stanford, among others.  They all came with letters saying that he looked like a great candidate for their school.  Bull sh*t!  (He didn’t apply to most of those schools anyway, but still.) He also received special invitations to open houses, etc. Burn those too! They want your…

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Track weekend, an anecdote and a uniform

The weekend was spent at various tracks around Southern California.  I am sunburned, my voice is hoarse and I am dehydrated…all signs of a good time. Meanwhile Zelda stayed home with MFP and helped clean up the house.  She gets pretty excited when he mops the dining room floor because she gets to sleep in the upside down chairs. We did get the chance to dash out for some tapas on Saturday night.  There wasn’t a drop of food left anywhere on our table.  Except…

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Slowly getting back to normal

I am going to give the trails credit for helping me get back to normal. I had no idea that going through this college acceptance/rejection process was going to be so jolting.  I’ll know for next time, although I am certain that the next go around will be its own uniquely jolting experience for other reasons. I will work on putting together a post with all of the lessons I learned next week;  as things are slowly running more smoothly around here, I will have…

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