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The Bedtime Con That’s Working Like a Charm

Oh the Many Joys of Bedtime! I have young kids who need to practice reading. They also need to go to bed at a reasonable time and are somewhat independent in this process. Sometimes, all of this is a chore to make happen. Mostly with Charlie, who is every bit of seven. So, here’s what […]

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And God Bless…Summer Camp!

And God Bless…Summer Camp!

For some moms (ahem, me) summer with kids can produce unusual mothering outcomes. The last two months have been nutty. My husband travels so I’ve been exposed to a few EXTRA helpings of quality time with my beloved children (and not enough cookies) so I am starting to feel the effects. In fact, both kids […]

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Staggered-Start Kindergarten: Mile 27 of a 26-Mile Marathon

Staggered-Start Kindergarten: Mile 27 of a 26-Mile Marathon

Whew! Made it through a fun (but long) summer and today is the first day of the rest of my life that both kids are in school full time. Those Staggered Kindergarten Days Many schools (like ours) have kindergartners come for a few hours one day for the first two weeks of school. I am sure […]

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Too Much Summer Fun = Slap Fest

Disclaimer: This is not how we are all the time. But this is what happened, and I am here to own it.  This summer has been BY FAR the busiest, most active summer yet. I know I am fortunate to get to work from home because that allows me to spend summer days with the […]

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Things I Can’t Say

My friend Shell asked me to write something for her blog – Things I Can’t Say.  I’m feeling better now, but her timing couldn’t have been better. I really needed to vent about something…

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The Mad Costume-Maker

And when I say mad – I mean angry. “Let me esplain. No, is too much, let me sum up…Buttercup is marry Humperdink in little less-a half-an hour…” Oh, sorry. I got carried away with my Princess Bride reference. Back to the story… My son Charlie (4) wants to be a snowman for Halloween this […]

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Milkshakes, Losers and Idiots

My husband was away on a weekend business trip at a luxury resort while I was treated to an EXTRA helping of “quality” time with the kids. Caffeine I have fallen off the soda wagon so many times (I am pretty much out of excuses). We were headed to my nephew’s 2-year-old birthday party and […]

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New Orleans Getaway – Part II

Earlier this month, my husband attended a conference in New Orleans and I tagged along for a break from the homestead. So here’s the next part of the trip I want to share. There are some FABULOUS shops in New Orleans! Here are a few I thought were fun and interesting. Magazine Street My friend, […]

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Snacktime for Mommy

I have something in common with my sister-in-law, Carla…we both like popcorn and red wine as an evening snack. Carla is a neat person in a lot of ways. I pretty much always learn something when I hang out with her, like this quick and easy meal recipe. Don’t you just love people like that? […]

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Do you ever look at a mess or something in your house that needs to be done and think to yourself, if I don’t deal with that it will be there until the end of time? A while back, Mike Rowe from the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs told Oprah that if we didn’t have roadkill-removal […]

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