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When you’re a Mom, you learn very quickly that the phrase “Pick your battles” is possibly the best advice EVER given. When you’re a Mom to the opposite sex who are constantly engaging in behavior that makes no sense to your core, the advice is life-saving. Having them home for an extended period this past week, […]

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I can’t really tell you when Coop started loving Becks.  I know for sure it wasn’t when we brought him home.  He didn’t try to move out or hurt Becks, he just didn’t care.  He was Meh about Becks for a very long time.  And could you blame him?  Hell, I wasn’t over-the-moon yet.  He just continued to […]

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This isn’t so specific to boys, but more specific to same sex siblings. I’m awful at combing through their drawers.  The first dusting of snow hits the sidewalk and one of them is walking to school in shorts.  A couple of weeks ago, I asked Coop to wear a non-logo shirt so I could use […]

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It takes one study for me to find a particular behavior acceptable.  I read once that wrestling for boys wasn’t a bad thing. “It’s how boys show love.” some fancy schmancy PhD. I kind of needed a study.  I didn’t get the wrestling.  See, girls don’t really wrestle with their sisters.  Not for fun anyways.  And […]

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Coop waited a while to play Apples to Apples with the entire family. It was worth the wait. Brothers

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As a young Mom, I swore my sons wouldn’t play video games.  These words were ridiculous spewing out of my sanctimonious mouth.  My husband, the young Dad, loved video games since the Pong days.  My views were Game Over before it began. But I was going to put limits.  Hard limits.  30 minutes a month on ALL […]

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Becks plays the Little Brother role so well.  I know this because I play the same role: I’m a Little Sister.  This role will never change as their age climbs.  When I’m around my Big Sister, I fall into line.  I stop paying attention.  She leads and I follow.  I defer all family questions to […]

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