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Falling blessings

The other day the kids ran around in the yard raking leaves, jumping, raking, and jumping, over and over. They had a blast! I wished I was a little less old so I could join them.

If you give a mom a snooze button

"If You Give A Mom A Snooze Button"

The brush strokes of life

There are days where the world and all that’s in it seem colorless and dull. Days where it’s stormy and chaotic. Days upon days where it feels never ending and stressful, painful just to exist.

What frightens you?

A mother-daughter day

So this happened: my daughter got her heart broken by her Internet boyfriend.

The importance of doing nuthin

As a woman, and a mom in particular, I find it hard to do absolutely nothing. Sitting on the couch and vegging out is really hard. I want to multitask. I NEED to multitask.

Kool and the Gang and other cryptic things I say to my kids

“Great minds, kid.”

Don't shelve their 'can-do' attitude, it'll come in handy someday

I asked my daughter if she could help me move a shelving unit into the house. I had gotten one from my mom and knew I could never move it by myself. It was awkward and tall.

When did homework get so hard?

My son's advancement to first grade means both my children have homework most nights. And, people, I am telling you now, I am having trouble.

School: you're already failing

How much are you already failing at school? I'm at about a 60 percent these day. But have faith, I'll be pulling 20 percent in no time.