Recent posts for Pleiades Bee

Becoming a 6-Year-Old
March 30, 2008 March 30, 2009 March 30, 2010 March 30, 2011 March 30, 2012 March 30, 2013 March 30, 2014 “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” —Eleanor...
Posted: 3/30/2014 9:18 PM
Body Love
Children change your body. Time changes your body. Illness can change your body, too. Recently I’ve been struggling with these changes. Some I’ve been battling for a couple years. (When stressed, I eat. I have twin 3 year olds.) Some are more subtle....
Posted: 3/25/2014 3:00 PM
Sophie, The Labeler
Found this gem in the bathroom tonight. DrDE tlow = DIRTY TOWEL “Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.” —Marcelene Cox
Posted: 3/3/2014 11:10 PM
Sometimes, My Ideas Are The Worst
I could have renewed my driver’s license this morning, while the kids were at school. But I had editing to do and I love my quiet/coffee/home-alone time. Plus, I thought, the kids would get a kick out of helping me on the errand. I could teach them about...
Posted: 2/28/2014 3:02 PM
A New Demographic
It’s 11:25pm the night before I turn 35 and I feel like I want to physically reach out and press against time. Slow it down. Stop it, for a moment, for many. I have been so lucky in my life and I have such high hopes for the future. I should also note...
Posted: 2/19/2014 12:31 AM
James, On the Gift of Birthdays
“Mommy, when we came out of your tummy you gave us a birthday!” —James, thinking deep thoughts, almost two hours past his bedtime “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain
Posted: 2/18/2014 9:44 PM
“Play is the work of the child.” – Maria Montessori
Posted: 2/17/2014 12:06 AM
No. 2
I’m at my wit’s end. Owen is completely trained—day and night. James James James! No. 1, great. No. 2, refuses. He hides and then comes to us, hands covering his eyes and whispers what he’s done. We have tried e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. For months. Many, many...
Posted: 2/7/2014 9:51 PM
The Garland.
It’s February. Our Christmas garland is still hanging on our front porch. Ever see the Everybody Loves Raymond episode titled “Baggage” (season 7)? In it, Ray and Debra return from a weekend trip and temporarily leave their suitcase on the staircase landing....
Posted: 2/3/2014 8:50 PM
James, My Alarm
This morning James ran into our bedroom in a flurry, ripped open the blinds and screamed, “IT’S MORNING TIME!”. He then turned on the radio, switched on the lights, jumped on top of me and yelled, “GET UP, LAZY BONES!”. And it wasn’t just this morning....
Posted: 1/26/2014 12:00 PM
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