CheneyDaily Photo, Letters To Elise, Parenting, Writing Challenges17 Comments

It’s the first day of summer. A new season. A new chapter here. And there’s really no gentle way to segue into this one. When my daughter Elise was much younger she was diagnosed with a number of conditions, and because (as some people would say) I am a terrible mother, I didn’t define her, or let our lives be … Read More

Verge of Nope

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   I’ve been loving walking Elise to school every morning. I have this big dreams of the days when the weather is nice enough for me to just keep on walking after I drop her off, but the last few days have been getting colder and windier, and winter is really on the verge of telling me that it’s time … Read More

Builder of Worlds

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   Jill got Elise a Hello Kitty Lego set for Christmas, and at first when I poured all the pieces out and saw how many there were I didn’t think this would be something that would hold Elise’s attention.  I was wrong.  I think I could get down with Elise collecting and building cool Lego sets. I’ve always wanted one … Read More

This is TEN

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   It’s my little baby’s tenth birthday today.  I can’t believe how fast the last decade has passed by, I can’t believe how much we have both grown and changed.  Do they give out rewards for keeping kids alive this long? 

Christmas Eve 2015

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   It’s the eve of Elise’s tenth birthday tonight, and we almost accidentally killed her with trick candles on her ice cream cake that almost melted before we could eat it.  Trick candles are no joke these days! 

Festive As F

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   Todd wasn’t in the mood to decorate for Christmas and neither was I, but we couldn’t entirely be grinches, so Elise and I decorated our little tree today.  Next year, we are getting a real one!