Category Archives: Family

So What… At Least… (A road trip story)

* Author’s Note: So what if this post was written a month THREE months ago! I still want to share it… if only for the mere fact that I personally really needed to remember this experience. ~ Bump! POP! Bang! … Continue reading

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The Lies Guilt Tells You

~ Allowing myself to do that which (at first glance) seemingly only benefits me – is always much more challenging than initially anticipated. Take for instance a recent Friday morning. I had made arrangements to attend a group tennis lesson … Continue reading

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On Being Busy

I sat with my head tilted upwards, my eyes concentrating on the temple ceiling, trying to use the advantage of gravity to force the teary sadness back into my eyes. What an amazing life this busy man / husband / … Continue reading

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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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Magic Eraser, I Bid Thee Farewell.

Magic Eraser… oh, how I love thee. Let me count the ways: Bathtub Sinks Faucets Toilets Tile Floors Wood Trim Shower Walls, Shower Door, Shower Spout Cabinetry I could effortlessly go on. In fact, quite possibly I should invest stock … Continue reading

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Gray Hairs – A Valentine’s Day Letter

*I wrote this quickly (as you’ll see) but wanted to share, because sometimes it is important to share. To my husband: Today, I looked in the mirror and found one more gray hair. Which caused me to pause, and desperately … 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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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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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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