kinks, rain, and platform change

There will be a bit of a disruption over here at gradmommy for a day or so while I switch over to a self-hosted blog! I’m pretty excited about this move, which I feel like makes me into a “real” blogger 🙂 But the move does require a day or so of down time, while […]

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rant.

whenever i get really busy with school stuff, i check out a bit at home. it’s not right, its not fair, but it’s what happens. i had to get my dissertation proposal done. it’s like, a huge deal. it’s what i need to do to get out of here. it is the bar, the hoop […]

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battle cry

Somehow my children got a hold of buttons with pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. on them. Being their ego-centric selves, they first starting saying that their names were on them. This was at breakfast, and I missed part of the conversation as I was sweeping the floor. But I came across the conversation and […]

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letter to my firstborn

Dear Big A, I don’t know what today’s challenge is, but today, you, my baby, turned five. You, Big A, don’t know how much you changed my life; you, Big A, don’t know how eternally grateful I am that you made me a mommy. I wrote about your birth here, here, and here. Even though […]

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How Wii Do The Holiday Break

I admit it: I am damn happy break is over. O.V.E.R. Because these kids are getting on my last nerve. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love my children from the inside-out, frontwards and back, but I’m not cut out for this 24-7 contact. While most of […]

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home for the holidays

It’s a wonderful thing to be home for the holidays. In fact, it’s more of a wonderful to have never had to leave your home for the holidays, unlike the thousands of travelers this holiday season. It’s marvelous when you live far from your family to have them travel to see you, even though you […]

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it’s winter break. i’m breaking. kinda.

I’m trying though. Really I am. Finished the Christmas shopping. Not doing any household projects. Well, only a few. Only the necessary ones, the ones that are just so annoying undone. But I must take heed. The body will take care of itself. And maybe I’m doing more than I should be. ‘Cause what started […]

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testimony

The end of the quarter is always a drag money-wise. The money from my fellowship is slowly dwindling from the bank account all quarter until mid-December, when it’s all gone. We found our checking account in dire straits, just a few hundred dollars to cover thousands in monthly expenses. My husband is a worrier when […]

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Gradmommy’s Back (Like Backstreet)

About 3 years ago (well, give or take a week or two) I started this blog with my official first post. At the time, my youngest child was only 4 months old, and she was napping, from what I can gather. I was in my first quarter of PhD-ness, and I had some papers to […]

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