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Cogs in the Wheel
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Recently, someone said to me, “I don’t know how you handle four (kids)” Depends on how you define “handle.”  In the last month, I have tried to drive away with the gas pump still in my car, flubbed two recipes, and tried to put a sock on Susanna’s hand.   One day’s laundry is a load. Tim and I pick up all.the.time.  For some unknown reason, any...

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The Clean Before the Storm
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When it comes to housework, I’m not a natural. I’m more of an absent-minded professor around the house, leaving detritus like a Gretel trail everywhere I go.  I am also a perpetual nester, dragging books, journals, electronics, tea cups, and Kleenex boxes with me to any chair I occupy. But thankfully, I have a neat, tidy, orderly husband.  He cannot relax until the house...

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