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Archer’s big boy room

Ch-ch-ch-changes!  In the blink of an eye, nearly 3 years to the day since I assembled that crib for a baby yet to be born, I disassembled it for a boy who is no longer a baby.   Jude’s getting a new bed and thus, Archer has inherited the twin size Uptown bed that my mom
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Fidget Spinners: This is 2017

Dear Internet, can we talk about trends for a minute? When you’re 2 years old, and your older brother is 9, it means that in order to live your best life, you’ve got to be participating in all things Grown Up. Thus, who has time for baby toys like Duplo Legos or, heaven forbid, those Fisher
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Shingleton Life & Times: Summer Edition

Last week, I went out to dinner with a girlfriend at a chichi upscale eatery here in OKC. It was beautiful weather and the hostess asked if we’d like to sit outside. Why yes, we would, thankssomuch. So we sat and drank iced teas and enjoyed the gorgeous night. The restaurant was packed — and at
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In which Archer potty trains himself & Jude gets poison ivy

Internet, I’m pretty sure that God has an enormous sense of humor. This is evident in many ways but perhaps best of all in parenting. For example, there was firstborn Jude who was and still is pretty much an easygoing kid. He was easily corrected when he was little (despite that one time when he
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