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Jul 6, 2012
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Signs of Summer

Signs of Summer

Cups, Popsicle sticks, straw wrappers, cookie crumbs, and red mustaches.

No it's not craft time.

It's summer.

The time of year when a mom can leave a room and return to find these things and more.

Let's not forget about wet towels, soggy bathing suits, and empty bottles of sunscreen.

Deflated rafts, broken goggles, and flip-flops without partners.

TV's playing for no one, uncharged iPods begging for life, and last year's school books.

It is all strewn about my house along with three lazy children.

Which is why I am floating in the pool, far away from it all.

Shivaun Williams is a Bucks County, PA writer and mom of 3.  This post was adapted from her blog, Dar Liomsa (In My Opinion).

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Outstanding Delaware Valley mom and dad bloggers share insights about their kids or themselves, family experiences or ways they handled parenting situations. Their items — often reposted from their blogs — reflect everyday experiences that anyone can relate to rather than political viewpoints or belief systems.

MomSpeak Contributors

Trish Adkins, Yoke
Jennifer Auer, Jersey Family Fun
Chris Bernholdt, DadNCharge
Stacy Heenan Biscardi, Wifty & Shifty
Hillary Chybinski, My Scraps
EJ Curran, Four Little Monsters
Darla DeMorrow, The Pregnant Entrepreneur
Rachée Fagg, Say It Rah-Shay
Raya Fagg, And Starring As Herself…MRSRFKJ
Stephanie Glover, A Grande Life
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Jean Ladden, Jean's Book Reviews
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Toni Langdon, Tickles and Time Outs
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
Jeanine Ludwikowski, Mommy Entourage
Jeanne McCullough, Mom Hearts Pinot
Trina O'Boyle, O’Boy! Organic
Kelly Raudenbush, My Overthinking
Lindsey Schuster, Sisters to Sons
Sandra Telep, West Philly Mama
Marissa Kiepert Truong, Land of Once Upon a Time
Lisa Weinstein, The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein
Shivaun Williams, Dar Liomsa (In My Opinion)
Paige Wolf, Spit That Out!

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