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A Letter to the Teacher

To my daughter’s teacher, When I dropped my child off to you this morning you asked if there was anything else you should know about her, any special instructions or information that may be useful or necessary for you to successfully take her in your care for the day. I said no because I didn’t…

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They’re Going to be Parents!!

Yesterday I saw that a couple I’ve been following on Facebook found out they’ve been matched with a birthmother and will soon be parents. Chills came over me, and the memories and emotions came flooding back… You gave her life, and you are trusting me to teach her to live it. You grew this precious…

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Tell Me I’m Not the Only One!

I think it’s happening…I think we’re becoming those people. Those everyday ordinary regular people who are just busy. All the time, busy. I guess that’s what happens when you work, have 3 kids, an adoption, an appointment with the tax man…and in case things weren’t crazy enough we added a puppy to that mix! I’m looking…

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Fabulous 40!

 Forty is FABULOUS! It truly is. A few months back I was feeling a little down about hitting the big 4-0, a natural feeling it seems. It’s not that 40 seemed so old, necessarily, or that I didn’t want to hit 40, because Lord knows that’s much better than the alternative of not making it.…

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Who Knew?!

My kids teach me new things every day. Some lessons are harder than others. And some are just cute and funny. Take today’s lesson…a peach pit can be a friend and play mate.  Yep, that’s what they’ve taught me today. After lunch the two younger kids asked me to clean off their peach pits really…

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Relaxing is for Sissies

So our summer got off to a super fun start visiting family in Ormond Beach. We played, we laughed, we visited, and we ate…a lot! The first full week of summer vacation was an easy week that somehow went by super fast. It was just a week of doing what we want when we want.…

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Marriage Bootcamp

I was awakened at 3am today by the loud crash of something falling somewhere in the house. Ok, it probably wasn’t so loud since it was a tiny cup and toothbrush falling to the bathroom floor, but in my deep sleep it may as well have been the roof caving in. Anyway, the adrenaline rush…

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I Just Wanna Be Me!

Since I’ve started blogging and working on my book in earnest I’ve been researching a lot of different writing styles and blogs, and here’s what I’ve found. In the quest to be “different” or have an element that sets them apart from others, blog mom’s are going way out on a limb and getting extreme.…

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Summer Fun… Home School?!

First grade has not even officially wrapped up and already my daughter wants to zip through second grade. Over the summer. With me teaching her. Wow! What’s a not-so-organized, perfectionist mom who doesn’t really do strict scheduling do? Figure it out! If the kid wants to learn and excel, then that’s what we’ll do! We…

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Artsy, Craftsy Fun…Who Me?!

Woohoo! This non-artsy, craftsy mom has spent the last day and a half doing projects with/ for my daughter and her class and I’ve loved it! Yesterday and today we were working on t-shirts painted with a seascape in her classroom. The Room Mom and I painted the stampers the kids chose, then they placed…