Category Archives: Parenting

What did you learn today?

A typical afternoon around here usually looks like this… The boys get off the bus and come bounding down the hill to the house.  They barely make it through the door before they begin dropping coats and back packs and … Continue reading

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Thank you to the village

It has been waaaayyyy too long since my last post.  There have been deadlines to meet, carpets to clean, drapes to wash, sporting, scouting and school events to attend, etc.  It seems like life is swallowing me up sometimes.  People say to … Continue reading

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The hidden lessons of Halloween

I know I am a couple of days late with this post but, what can I say, I’ve been a little busy.  Like the rest of the world, (ok, so maybe not the entire world), my family and I celebrated Halloween this past … Continue reading

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Child Abuse or Parenting Genius?

“Hey kids, there’s been an announcement. Today has been declared Parent Appreciation Day which means that the kids have to make dinner for their parents tonight.” Continue reading

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A day with my daughter

Over the weekend, my husband took our sons to an all day Cub Scouting event which meant that my daughter and I were going to have a “girl day”!  I was really looking forward to it. It may sound strange but … Continue reading

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We’re Bored!

School is closed today, for teacher’s meetings, and I am already slipping into insanity.  It is 8:45 in the morning and the five children here with me (my 3, plus 2 others) have already run out of things to do, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s 10 Commandments

I was feeling a little stressed this morning and decided I could use a little mom comedy.  So, I thought I would share it with you, my faithful readers (translation – those of you that just have nothing better to do for the moment!).  … Continue reading

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The Unattended Toddler

  She is on a Quest 2B Her!   Something happened over the past few months.  I can’t really pinpoint the day it began but I can tell you that something definitely happened…     My sweet, adorable, angel-faced baby girl has become a…TODDLER!  … Continue reading

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Bedroom Battles

Ok moms and dads, I need your input.  Normally I post my witty thoughts, insightful self discoveries or crazy experiences with the family, but today I am looking for a little help from all of the experienced parents out there. … Continue reading

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Football Widow or Family Bonding?

     When I met my husband, over 13 years ago, I quickly learned that football was a part of his life and, in order for our relationship to survive the months of August through January, I needed to learn to embrace the … Continue reading

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