Category Archives: Kid-Ryan

Happy Holidays: Because This Blog Really Isn’t Just About A Merry Christmas

Yep, it’s a Happy Holidays Blog.  Really.  All of the holidays from October to January in one convenient read.  Nothing anti-Christmas about this as I’m certainly NOT shortchanging that holiday by addressing all the others.  Christmas just happens to be only one … Continue reading

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The Uhbamas, The Second Half

When last we blogged, we had been having mostly bad weather on our Bahamas trip.  Luckily the 3rd day bloomed bright and sunny and… bah, who am I kidding?  It was cloudy and overcast and I was starting to get a little worried… … Continue reading

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Our Trip To The Uhbamas; The First Half, Mon….

“Are you glad we came to the Uhbamas?  Mom, do you like the Uhbamas?  Remember when we went on that boat in the Uhbamas?” No matter how many times I’ve said “The Bahamas” this is how it gets mangled in … Continue reading

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As A Mom

I am a mom.  A mother.  Mommy.  Mama. Mooooom.  Char.  I have been a stepmother, a special needs mother, a gifted and talented mother, a late in life mother.  I gained one child in the buy-one-spouse-get-one-child-free option that my marriage included; … Continue reading

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November And December, Chock Full O’ Things

Not sure how full Chock Full is, but I like the saying.  And those two months were definitely full and busy and worthy of the Chock. Let’s see, last we spoke, I told you about Halloween, even though it was after … Continue reading

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Wrecking Christmas

It was one of those things you can’t anticipate.  That you can’t safeguard against.  That you can’t prepare for.  Because if you tried to prepare for every possible contingency in life you’d never be able to move, or watch TV, … Continue reading

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A&M Weekend

It was Parents’ Weekend at Texas A&M a couple of weeks ago.  Time to go and see the campus, eat at some of the local food joints, attend a football game, hug the kid whom you hadn’t seen in almost 2 months … Continue reading

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