Author Archives: Kate F.

The Busy, On-the-Go Momma’s 3-Step Guide to Maintaining Work-Life Sanity: STEP 2

Note: The following is the 2nd part of a 3 part series aimed to help better manage a busy parent’s days. The full series includes Step 1: Prioritize, and ends with Step 3: Locate Solutions within Limits (soon to be … Continue reading

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The Busy, On-the-Go Momma’s 3-Step Guide to Maintaining Work-Life Sanity: STEP 1

~ ~ As a parent 99.9% of the time – balance doesn’t exist. Something always drops. Effective week at work? Home looks buried in a mess. House miraculously spit-spot? Family life suffered as you cleaned. Plentiful family bonding time? Often … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

I looked down to notice the tag of my underwear sticking out. I know, TMI. BUT… Putting my underwear on inside out and backwards is really only the icing on the cake of how balance seems to be teetering lately … Continue reading

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Furby Knows Best: The Real Story of Why I Became a Furby Fan

~ SURPRISE! On December 25th we welcomed the newest member to our household – a purple furry creature best known as Furby. ~ Technically, I was forewarned of Furby’s arrival… (One of many early November phone conversations between my mother … Continue reading

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Where Did the Busy Week Go? {Edition 15}

Do you find it hard to recall what you do in just a week’s time? I often do. Even as I look back through my calendar at my busy week to share with you here, I realize how little these … Continue reading

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Can Potty Training be Fun?

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles the following 3 things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights potty training.” ~ Maya Angelou (Admittedly, the quote is slightly … Continue reading

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Where Did the Busy Week Go? {Edition 14}

~ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday… The days fly by faster than the tumultuous winds of a hurricane. I am beginning to lose all hope of slowing time down. So instead I focus on maintaining my memories. This past week is … Continue reading

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Breaking the Code: The Secret to Effectively Communicating with a 10-Year-Old

~ “Rodger that. Over and out.” I said to my daughter as I completed the task of emptying the last of the household trash cans. Only a few more seconds squeaked by until I again heard the familiar loud buzz … Continue reading

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Where did the Busy Week(s) Go? {Edition 11, 12 & 13}

~ Two full weeks off from this blog… Wow. And with those weeks off, I’ve missed 3 busy-week posts… so let’s play a little catch-up, shall we? School Ended for a 2+ week break… and we celebrated being home together … Continue reading

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Parental Powers

~ “And the Angel was like SHAZAAM! you’re pregnant. Yep! Just hit her with some magic and was all like SHAZAAM!” ~ A student perspective (misunderstanding?) of how Mary became pregnant with Jesus (as written in our church’s hilarious Christmas … Continue reading

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