Kids, Cats, and Evil Twins

I have a little black & white kitty, named “Violet,” who usually hides under the bed whenever she hears humans stomping around. Her skittishness eventually trained my daughter Brontë to walk softly and approach gently, which made Brontë the only other person Violet doesn’t fear. Delighted with her newfound cat-enchantment skills, Brontë asked me one […]

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My Kid Is SO Over Tom & Jerry

So my kids were watching Tom and Jerry this morning when my daughter Brontë finally stood up to announce: “Well, the mouse won AGAIN. Like ALWAYS.” And stomped off in disgust. “But if the cat won, that would be the end of the show,” I tell her. “Yeah, so the mouse is gonna SAVE THE […]

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Tales of the Lizard People

Maybe I’m psychic, but the other day I got a distinct feeling there was something going on in our closet. Or, maybe it had something to do with seeing this:   And then, this:   Yup, this wasn’t looking coincidental in the slightest. Next, Frodo the Cat got involved:   Let me just zoom in here, in case […]

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Everyone In Our House Has A Cat

I’m a cat person. In fact, this was very nearly a cat blog instead of a mommy blog. Occasionally, cat-themed posts have still found their way in, like that time I was trying to figure out why hating cats is so popular. I even started pulling them in order to start a separate kitty blog until I figured out how maintaining both would […]

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The World From Three Feet Up

My four-year-old daughter snagged my phone the other day. It was the huge pile of blurry photos at weird angles in my photo library that tipped me off. At first, I was annoyed by all random shots, but the more I looked… the more I realized what an interesting window they were into how our enormous world […]

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