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Mother Like Children

Mother Like Children

Her hand tightly grips the mechanical pencil that months ago she convinced me was needed.  The cheap notebook paper covered with hastily scratched numbers…and tear stains.  “Mom!”  She cries out with a sound that is akin to the cry of physical pain.  “Why do you make me do this?” I sigh in exasperation.  How do I…

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Do I Dose

Do I Dose Their Minds?

It’s that time of year.  Annoying sniffles.  Hacking coughs.  Chilling Fevers.  Achy bodies. The little medicine cups are lined up like soldiers around here as I carefully pour out dosages based on age and weight.  I set them out in a row from youngest to oldest and stand guard while each child comes and drinks…

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Proper Dosage

{I wrote this post back in June…so hence “summer” reference!} A few days ago Abby burst through the screen door in tears of pain.  She had just been stung by a wasp – the first of the season.  We applied some cream to take away the sting, but soon found that it was rapidly swelling. …

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