Parenting

Myrtle Beach Adventures

I made it to Myrtle Beach and back in one piece. It was a quick trip, but I loved every minute of it. I even enjoyed the drive there and back. Mostly, anyway. There is, no doubt, much more to Myrtle Beach than I saw, but what I did see was very commercialized. It was…

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I’m Still Around

Holiest of molies! Today marks the end of August and my last post was at the beginning of July. I promised myself I would never again go a whole calendar month without posting because, well, I don’t know why. But since I promised myself and I don’t like to go back on my promises, unless…

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If You’ve Ever…

… had to read with your child for school – this link is for you. … been told the night before a big project is due that, well, a big project is due – this link is for you. … had to dress your kid up in some kind of a costume for school –…

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Out of Focus

This is going to be one of those really short posts, but I’ve got something to say. Today was Katie’s spring recital – one of my favorite events of the season. I took pictures for the academy’s website and tried hard not to sing out loud along with the vocalists. What a bunch of talent!…

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He Speaks!

About two weeks ago I had a texting conversation with Taylor. I told him we bought a new car and he asked when we would be driving it down south to see our son. We’d had a weekend trip planned in March and one in April, but they both came to naught and our next…

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NoThanks – Day Twenty-Five

Today I’m thankful for my parents and everything they taught me. I had a really great childhood. It was happy and secure and I never questioned whether or not my folks loved me and my sisters. I was never worried they would divorce and always knew there was nothing I could do to make them…

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NoThanks – Day Twenty

Today I’m thankful for… I’m not exactly sure. Oh, there’s plenty I’m extremely grateful for. It’s not like I can’t think of anything. It’s just that I’m so hopping furious right now it’s hard to land on something good. You see, I have this friend. In fact, I have these two friends. They’re a mother…

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Parenting At Its Finest

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a MOPS Mentor Mom. I don’t really know for sure why I’m a “mentor” and tell my young moms I suppose it’s possible they could maybe learn something from my mistakes. Such as… When my children were little I thought this or that would be a great mommy thing to…

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Let Your No Be No

Today I failed as a mother. Good thing I gave up Mother Of The Year 11 months ago because it would have been pretty rotten to get this far and then blow it the way I did. One of the first lessons in Parenting 101 is “Let your yes be yes and your no be…

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