Honestly, How LAZY Are We?
By     |    Aug 3, 2016
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Honestly, How LAZY Are We?

Does anyone remember the Farmer’s Almanac?  My grandfather always had a copy of the Almanac laying around the house.  Tucked away inside its pages were weather patterns, annual holidays, and helpful tips about how to live a healthy lifestyle…get this…off the land. What?! My grandparents are both gone.  All I have left are memories, and those memories are awesome.  I remember Papa planting a garden out in the pasture, and […]

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Confessions of a Terrible Stay Home Mom, Vol. 3
By     |    Jul 31, 2016
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Confessions of a Terrible Stay Home Mom, Vol. 3

Tomorrow I will have a FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD.  Gasp.Choke.Cough.Gag.  I cannot believe my oldest child is turning fifteen.  Where did the time go?  Honestly it really does seem like yesterday that I was freaking out about having to deliver my first baby…now I’m freaking out about taking my first-born to get his learner’s permit.  Y’all, that means he’s going to soon be on the road with the rest of us…be afraid, be […]

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How To Survive a Staycation
By     |    Jul 27, 2016
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How To Survive a Staycation

  Most of you are going to see this picture come through SIDEWAYS…AGAIN…I cannot-for-the-life-of-me figure out WHAT is making these stupid things turn caddy-wampus… It looks like we made it!! Here we are at the last post of my Summer Survival Series.  So far we have survived a Pool Trip, a Car Trip, and a Beach Trip.  This week, after all of our travels…we are staying home. I know that […]

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An Open Letter to my Husband
By     |    Jul 23, 2016
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An Open Letter to my Husband

So, I’ve been seeing these Marriage Challenges on the Facebook lately…people posting pictures for x-amount of days to boost other people’s interest in their own marriages, and that’s all fine and good.  You should boost morale within your marriage.  Go Team You.  But, the first thing I thought of when I saw the very first of those challenges come across my feed was a chain letter from seventh grade…way back […]

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How to Survive a Beach Trip
By     |    Jul 20, 2016
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How to Survive a Beach Trip

Side note: my apologies to all of you who see a SIDEWAYS picture in your inbox!  It is right-side up on my end!  Technology and I are not the best of friends. Welcome to the third installment of my Surviving Summer Series!  Today, I thought we would take a nice trip to the beach.  Growing up, I was blessed to have the opportunity to visit the beach every summer as […]

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How To Survive a Car Trip
By     |    Jul 13, 2016
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How To Survive a Car Trip

Hello Travelers!  Well, are you SURVIVING?  I hope so.  This week we are going to tackle HOW TO SURVIVE A CAR TRIP.  If your family is anything like my family, then driving is your best option for vacationing.  There are five people and two dogs in our household, which makes air travel a bit more difficult. Now, with that said, driving across the country with five people and two dogs […]

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The Best Laid Plans
By     |    Jul 9, 2016
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The Best Laid Plans

I know I posted yesterday…but life often presents scenarios that are simply too much for me to keep to myself.  Also, this blog is cathartic for me and is cheaper than therapy.  As most of you know, my daughter spent last week in California. She came home last night. We all knew she was coming home.  It was not a surprise POP-IN visit…nope…we all knew she was coming.  There was […]

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San Diego Living
By     |    Jul 8, 2016
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San Diego Living

Greetings to all of you out in Cyberville!  I trust that your summers are in full swing and off to a roaring start.  Hopefully your summer has been less eventful than mine.  Thus far, we have seen an orthopaedic for a broken ankle and made a middle of the night emergency room run for a ruptured ear drum/concussion from a wake boarding accident…welcome to my life. For the past week, […]

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How To Survive A Pool Trip
By     |    Jul 5, 2016
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How To Survive A Pool Trip

Welcome to my new JULY SUMMER BLOG SERIES…How to Survive!  The Summer is upon us.  We can no longer deny that! In fact, I would wager, at many houses, the newness of the summer and the excitement of “No School” has worn off in its entirety and has left you, the parent, scrambling for ideas. Have no fear, my new summer series is here! Wow, that even sounded cheesy for […]

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Neverland
By     |    Jun 30, 2016
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Neverland

  Welcome to Neverland.  No.  This isn’t a land inhabited by Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys or even Tinker Bell.  I have no fairy dust to offer you.  Today I will be your guide through Never-Land…as in, “When I have children of my own I am NEVER going to do ___.”  Fill in the blank with the gem of your choosing.  Looking back over the last fifteen years of […]

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