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December 22, 2015

Published in Akashic's 'Terrible Twosdays'

http://www.akashicbooks.com/sword-by-rita-davis/

Every day at 3:15 p.m. my son and I walk two blocks to pick his sister up

from kindergarten. Every day he has a fit, a small tantrum, or decides to become

sixteen months old and nee...

December 15, 2015

Sometimes in Merica', we don't realize and appreciate the freedoms we have. We definitely take them for granted. When it come to naming our bundle of joy, we can name it whatever the heck we want. Ball. Bat. Paper. Pencil. Whatever. It is our choice and obviously, anyt...

December 12, 2015

Hook, line, and sinker. 

First day back to school from Turkey Day break and the buzz in the kindergarten room is the Elf on the Shelf. He's the real deal. No mistaken' it. Maria has one. Curtis does too. Did you know he talks to Santa?  And we can't touch him. Not at al...

December 5, 2015

" You want your busy bee?"

"It's in the crate, it's in the crate!" 

"It's not in there. It's not in there!!"

"Go get Busy Bee! Go back to the hotel and get Busy Bee!"

As I sat Thanksgiving morning and watched bits and pieces of the Westminster Dog Show, I giggled with glee...

December 2, 2015

I thought 'baby sleep' was the worst. Up. Down. Up. Down. Up. Down. If they came with a timer, it would be incredibly helpful. One would know they had 10 minutes to shower, 5 minutes to throw a load of laundry in, 2 minutes to scarf down a sandwich.

 However, I have com...

October 29, 2015

Check out the piece on Huffington Post Religion: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rita-davis/simply-still-homeless-man-death_b_8398122.html

I think of him often. I see his pale blue eyes staring straight up into the sky. I remember his waxy, vein-filled hands, with dirt la...

October 17, 2015

When I say, 'pumpkin' to my husband, he cringes, walks away and covers his mouth in a fake dry heave. He may be the only one in North America that recoils at the thought of anything pumpkin. He has a right to, as he still can't get the smell of acrid, decaying pumpkin...

August 26, 2015

I love the first day of school. I really do. However, the first day of school has become so overblown, so overdone, so over talked about, like everything in our society--- we miss out on the innocence of it. The joy. The worry. The moment. And we shouldn't have to worr...

August 12, 2015

August 11, 2015

Dear Nocturnal Animals,

I am not nocturnal and do not want to to be friends with you. Ever. Or your family.
Or friends. Your persuasive ways are falling on deaf ears and I need you to stop harassing me. Immediately. As much as I appreciate your earnestnes...

July 10, 2015

10 Conversation Topics During Dinner Time With Kids
JULY 7, 2015 BY SAMMICHES GUEST WRITER

http://www.sammichespsychmeds.com/

Dinner time conversations with kids can sometimes be thoughtful or engaging, but most of the time it's funny and maybe even obnoxious. Like numbe...

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