Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Positivity Pledge and Lessons From Thumper

A week ago, I took the Positivity Pledge, and promised to only share good things on social media. I had grown weary of the competitive hand-wringing on Facebook and Twitter. The Chicken Littles were everywhere screaming that the sky was … Continue reading

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Moving On

Last month we had a solid plan for the summer which included a trip to LA for Ella to skate. Two days ago that all changed, now our summer plans look like moving. Because we’re moving. For the past five … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – We have a Volunteer!

**Every Friday I reach back into my archives and share a post that you might have missed. This post originally ran Jan 14, 2008. Last week, I kicked our 8 year old out of the family. I’d had enough of … Continue reading

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The Brexit Explained

**My friend, Eamonn, explains what the Brexit is and why he’s in favor of it. If you are interested in writing the opposing viewpoint, I’d be happy to share it. Brexit is short for a British Exit from the European … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Chloe

Walt and Annie grew up as neighbors, across the pasture from each other, and family friends.  They fell in love as adults, got married, and quickly began trying to start a family. As children, they had both dreamed of someday … Continue reading

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Take The Positivity Pledge

All across my social media accounts, people are upset, and there’s plenty to be upset about. There was the shooting in Orlando, the alligator attack on the boy at Disney World, an elderly couple washed right off the beach and … Continue reading

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He’s Coming Home Too

Back in February, I wrote that we had decided to put all of your kids in school in the interest of my own sanity. Homeschooling moms will tell you not to make any educational decisions in the dark month of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – If I Could Do It All Over Again…I Wouldn’t

***Every Friday, I dig through my archives and pull out an old favorite that you might have missed.*** This morning as I lay in bed watching my husband sleep, I thought back over the past 19 years of marriage and … Continue reading

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The God of Worms

My nine-year-old was up early and already outside this morning by the time I got back from walking the dog. He was crouched over the sidewalk picking up the earthworms that were crawling across it, and placing them back into … Continue reading

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Raising Him Right: Keeping An Irish Boy Texan

I was recently asked by some friends of mine if I’d be the godmother for their fifth baby who is due in six months or so. I enthusiastically typed YES!!! because this is the modern world and she’d asked me … Continue reading

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