Jun 29
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Yesterday, we received news from the Supreme Court that Obamacare had been upheld. I think many were under the impression that results would be immediate. However, Universal Healthcare will be coming to a store near you in 2014. So in the mean time, where does one find affordable healthcare? That is a bit of a […]

Jun 28
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Hooray for really nice delivery guys! Our neighbors were having appliances delivered. I watched the guy slowly breaking down the packing material and approached him. “Are you just going to throw the boxes away?” “Yes.” He replied. “Can I have them?” I asked. “Sure,” he replied. “Would you like me to carry them across the street?” I […]

Jun 28
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For better or for worse, there seems to be a media driven trend towards shame punishments. First, we had Tommy Jordan who shot his daughter’s laptop. The girl had used it to publicly complain about being forced to do housework. Then, there was Denise Abbot who used Facebook to punish her daughter with the words “I […]

Jun 24

Will: I’m glad your jewelry box is lit. I wouldn’t want the things inside to get scared. *Pause* Will: Do you think they tell ghost stories?

Jun 22


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On the 19th, my mother called to tell me my grandmother had died.  Over the last 3 years, my grandmother had had a heart attack. She had survived and underwent a triple bypass surgery. Thankfully, she recovered. In recent months, she was diagnosed with cancer. She had survived hair loss and chemotherapy. Her cancer was […]

Jun 17
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Father’s Day is second only to Memorial Day as far as misunderstood holidays go. “I don’t know what to get him.”  “When he wants something, he goes out and buys it himself.” or “Men are so hard to shop for.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that over the years. So often […]

Jun 15
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As parents, we are very quick to self sacrifice for the sake of our families.  In my single years, I was a college student. I went to yoga twice a week and had meditation group on Thursdays. My husband was a passionate online gamer. These facts remained true until we had our first child. Suddenly, […]

Jun 14
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Yes. It is possible to be tired enough to forget the eggs 3 times in your birthday cake. While I’ve only made 3 birthday cakes from scratch ever, my son had asked me specifically to not buy his from the store. So after distinguishing that colors are not in fact flavors, we settled on black […]

Jun 11

Today, is my son’s 4th birthday. 4. Yeah, really. I have no idea where the time went but God help me, I will be doing a better job at documenting it. One of the really great ideas I’ve seen floating around on Pinterest is that of the birthday interview. For the most part, it’s a […]

Jun 03
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It’s time for a little fluff. 5 things that make me happy. Rules: Family, family and pets do not count.   1. Freshly made bed with clean sheets- I’m deeply appreciative of thread bare sheets of which I have none.   2. Outings and expeditions- The key to being a stay at home mom is not […]

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