Category Archives: Chaos

A Success Story

~ Once upon a time… I started feeling a little overwhelmed. To be more specific, “once upon a time” was Wednesday, March 13th. To an everyday observer browsing through my electronic calendar to precisely that day – this abundant flood … 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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Paying it Forward with Patience

I entered the IHOP Restaurant at approximately 11:37 a.m. on Thursday. Giggling and wiggling behind me was my tired 2-year-old, my ALWAYS hungry 6-year-old, and my a soon-to-be-10 (but seemingly going-on-20) oldest daughter. My crazy kids on Thursday – hard … Continue reading

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Forgetting and Remembering

I remember the day like it was yesterday. It began at 5:30 a.m. with work. When the clock struck seven I promptly paused my morning’s efforts and then proceeded to: Wake up three kids and get them ready for their … Continue reading

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Measuring Success by a Carpool

~ This slightly beaten up best selling book has been in my own bookshelf since about the same time as its release in 1997. On. My. Bookshelf… Unopened and untouched by me. Beaten up by moving, and dogs, and baby-slobber … Continue reading

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Love, Appreciation & the Death of a Hair Dryer

Fzzzz… click, click, click-click-click-click-CLICK… And then flames bUSRT! from the end of my hair dryer. And I knew it’s life was over. The death of my hair dryer at approximately 8:34 a.m. could not have been a more perfect way … Continue reading

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Are You Schedully Challenged?

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after” ~ Peter De Vries ~ Friday date night couldn’t come soon enough. I love Fridays. This particular Friday, I had just about wrapped up … Continue reading

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