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Categories: Blog, Blogging Honestly, Focusing on The Joy, Teenage Trouble
We are home.
It seems like only a few days ago that I typed those very same words after spring break. In fact, it was only a little over two months ago, so it seems that this trip came about rather quickly after the last. But this trip was different. Our entire crew didn’t go. Why? Read the Rest…
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Categories: 1015 The River, Blog, Focusing on The Joy, Holidays, The Babies!
School is out for everyone in our clan, and SUMMER. IS.ON!
Every spring I fantasize about all of the fun memories we will create over the upcoming summer. I think that activity helps me limp through the last few weeks of school. (And when I say limp…I mean barely making it happen.) I have high Read the Rest…
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Categories: 1015 The River, Blog, Marriage
This was my rookie year.
At party throwing? No. At graduation party throwing? Yes.
Honestly I kind of knew the gig. As Drew so eloquently reminded me the other day, “Mom. It’s a graduation party. Food. Tent. Cornhole.” In other words, “Get a grip, woman.”
Here’s the thing that threw me off a little. I ambitiously decided to Read the Rest…
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Categories: Authentic Life, Blog, Focusing on The Joy, Home Improvement Hell, Home Projects, Tool Girl
The last four weeks have been a whirlwind.
A graduation, graduation party, total gutting of two bathrooms, a minor redo of our kitchen that took a turn for the major, and a tangle with the stomach virus from hell followed by an upper respiratory strep infection that resembled a pandemic required my attention to divert to Read the Rest…
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Categories: Blog, Decorating, Home Improvement Hell, Home Projects, Tool Girl
At my cousin’s shower a few weeks ago, someone rendered the bride a wise piece of advice…
“Remember, the more you do… the more you have to do!”
Oh how I wish someone would have tapped me on the shoulder many moons ago and told me to put down the paint brush and back away from Read the Rest…
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Categories: 1015 The River, Advanced Maternal Age, Blog
Every Wednesday I appear on 101.5 The River with Rick and Mary Beth to discuss a parenting related topic. This week we are talking Mother’s Day gift giving dos and don’ts. Not local? Catch my appearance on I Heart Radio! beginning at 7:20 am!
This time last year I was tired.
In fact, the adjective “tired” doesn’t even seem Read the Rest…
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Categories: Blog, compassionate parenting, Focusing on The Joy, Resilience, Teenage Trouble
Having you ever been looking forward to something and dreading it at the same time? Have you ever wanted to attend an event but not wanted to go at the same time?
I have…on both counts.
Last Thursday night held one of those events for me. The “to do”was called A Senior Mom’s Reflection. Held at Drew’s Read the Rest…
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Categories: Blog, Choices, Communication, Constructive Criticism, Marriage
Sean is a vegetable freak.
What I mean is that he is a tad obsessed with making sure our kids get their daily recommended servings of fruit and vegetables. I know that should translate to me being grateful for what a caring and involved father he is. Because he is. But let’s be realistic, folks. I’m Read the Rest…
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Categories: 1015 The River, Blog, Focusing on The Joy
MK has an American Girl doll.
She received it for her 5th birthday as a gift from her grandmas and she’s been smitten ever since. Kit Kittredge has accompanied our family on a number of outings including the park, church, the grocery store, ballet class, swimming lessons and most recently on our trip to Chicago. Seeing Read the Rest…
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Categories: Blog, Focusing on The Joy, Love & Marriage
Instead of cheese we say, “cousins“. Not always because that wouldn’t make sense, but this past weekend “cousins” was the word of the day.
When I was a kid my parents were conscientious about nurturing a strong relationship with our extended family. Aunts, uncles, cousins: They were valued members of our circle. Their presence for Read the Rest…