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Icy Conditions

By | Posted January 28, 2014

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Today may have been near perfect.  No school due to the threat of ice.  The second time in less than a week.  Thank you, God, for this amazing day home with my kids. Some parents were grumbling~ a day home with the kids, what are we going to do all day?  I will say it […]

Mass With Littles

By | Posted August 1, 2013

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I can count the times I have missed mass on both hands. I haven’t even missed mass once a year in my lifetime. I love mass. Even when I’m being told how to vote.  I don’t like that part, but thus far, I’ve yet to stay away or walk out. Currently, I have some things […]


By | Posted February 24, 2013

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Because things couldn’t seem more out of control in this house… The younger boys, meaning every. single. boy. in this house except for Squirt have LICE. See?  I have no shame.  Humility isn’t a problem for me.  Right? Do you realize I have lived in fear of lice since Goose was in first grade? I […]

My New Home?

By | Posted October 28, 2012

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I have eight friends I can think of without trying that have four kids, (and over half aren’t Catholic), so five kids doesn’t seem like much to me. People make comments all the time..but it’s not a big deal.  I like order, and generally, we have it.  At the very least, I can keep a […]

Field Trip

By | Posted October 9, 2012

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Today was Baby Hulk’s first field trip of the school year. And he stayed home with me.   Yes, it makes me happier than anyone can probably realize that he wanted to be with us rather than go on a field trip. After lunch today, I caught him looking at  me through the rear view […]

Running in Circles

By | Posted October 6, 2012

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Lance and I took a trip for our anniversary, and my mom stayed with the kids.  She took them up to the YMCA to play and get a rest.  There the ladies told my mom how different I was from the other moms.  That yes, I was up there Monday through Friday, but I was […]

Service and Gentleness

By | Posted June 27, 2012

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“St. Francis de Sales, that great saint, would leave off writing with the letter of a word half-formed in order to reply to an interruption.” I love, love, love this quote about St. Francis de Sales.  I read it in a devotional that talks about the virtue of gentleness.  It goes on to say that […]

Sleep Tight

By | Posted April 18, 2012

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I hesitate to say this, (knowing it could get worse) but, No David is by far our worst sleeper.  He used to talk nonstop for over an hour, finally getting a room to himself.  Then he forced Lance to sleep with him.  Lance on the floor, holding is hand until he fell asleep.  More often, […]

It really does go by fast

By | Posted January 26, 2012

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There is an article going around the Mommy Blog world, and women all over the place are cheering it on.  It’s the one where the mom complains about older moms who always come up to you and tell you how fast it all goes and to appreciate your children, because they loved raising kids. I’m […]

On Fear and Parenting

By | Posted October 22, 2011

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The 10 Habits book I read had a couple of other chapters I really liked.  One chapter on love and another on fear.  I really liked both chapters because they focused on realizing you don’t have control over who your children are, who they will become later in life and what might happen to them. […]