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A note to a mom

To the mom whose son knocked on my door:

You're doing a great job raising your boy.

On turning 50

In less than a month I will be 50 years old.

Raising future adults — one chore and life skill at a time

So, here I am over at 123 Parenting Lane and thought I would share what’s up.

A diamond is not always forever

So I went grocery shopping Sunday in advance of what turned out to be not a whole lot of snow, and as I was getting into the car something scratched my right hand.

Yesterday's hidden sunshine

Yesterday my mom had a significant surgery. She will have a long recovery after that which will also be significant.

Sometimes it takes a hug to make life play nice

We’ve had a rough week around here. It’s not really abnormal, in fact it’s pretty standard, but it’s rough nevertheless.

Chore-dom

One of the least pleasant aspects of parenting is getting the children on board with chores.

Celebrating friendship

Last week, I posted about how my sister blogger Christi came and helped me get my garage organized and helped create my new pantry.

The email I sent myself kicked my tooshie

Maybe I am the only one who does this, but occasionally when a thought hits me or I'm somewhere I can’t make a pro

A tidy pantry

My pal Christi, who blogs with us here at Moms.Fort Wayne.com, is a true life-saver.