Pick A Stick

March 13, 2014

Our boys are great playmates. They play well together a LOT more than they argue. At eight and eleven, the spanking ship has sailed for the most part. I mean, I would still pull out a pampered chef discipline tool if needed, but for the most part, it seems silly to spank when the kids are […]

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Forty and Fabulous

December 15, 2013

I had a fabulous weekend. On Friday, McDaddy hosted an open house birthday party to celebrate my 40th birthday. It was an enjoyable evening full of laughs and thankfulness. I have the best friends and family. My friend, Linda brought me this lovely bag full of awesomeness. I absolutely love it. Some people say that […]

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On Turning 40

December 11, 2013

I spent the day reflecting on my forty years of life while I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned some more. It was a snow day for our school district so the boys were home too. They enjoyed half of the day before I made them clean their rooms. I have been dreading this day for […]

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This Parenting Thing Is Tough

September 22, 2013

This parenting thing is tough. I kind of expected things to get tougher now that Stevie is in Middle School, but I never dreamed it would happen just weeks into the new school year. I should have known better. Sometimes, it is necessary to step up to the plate and stand up for what you […]

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Urine For A Treat

September 6, 2013

In case you’ve been waiting with sweet anticipation, I thought I should let you know that I was able to deliver the big orange bottle of urine to the lab without incident. There are just some sentences you never thought you’d write on your blog. And here’s where I must admit that I contemplated taking a picture […]

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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

August 25, 2013

My fellas and I spent the weekend camping with McDaddy’s sister, her four kids, and another family from our church. When I picked up Alex from school on Friday, I could tell he wasn’t feeling well. He told me he was just sad because his class didn’t get to go out for recess, but I could tell he […]

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A Letter To My Firstborn

August 1, 2013

As he walked past me, I grabbed on to his gray Nike t-shirt and pulled him onto my lap. He is too big for me to cuddle, but I cuddle him anyway. His lanky legs hang almost to the floor. I lean down and kiss him on the forehead, noticing his ridiculously long eyelashes. He is […]

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Divide And Conquer

July 29, 2013

*I began writing this post on June 17, 2013. As I was writing it, I began experiencing a sharp pain in my lower back. I recognized the pain immediately and knew I would not be finishing this post that evening. Less than an hour after shutting my laptop, I was headed to the emergency room […]

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Pitching A Fit And Catching You Up

June 5, 2013

I’m going to try to make this quick. Mainly because I’ve been swarping (that’s my word for cleaning with a purpose) and running ALL. DAY. LONG. and I need to get to bed at a decent hour. And also because, my daddy and his friend are coming over BRIGHT AND EARLY to get started on my mudroom […]

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This Season Of Life

May 31, 2013

The bad news is – it was 319 degrees today with about 98% humidity. The good news is, the visitor side of the baseball field we were playing at this evening was completely shaded. I remember the first season the boys signed up to play baseball. The evening of our first practice was cold and […]

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