Family Life

Family Bonding on Road Trips

September 20, 2013
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Our family of six spends a lot of miles in our van every summer. When we just had one child we would drive if we were going anywhere within a day’s drive usually. Any further than that and we would fly. Then along came#2. By then living as a family of four on a freelancing […]

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My Favorite Child

August 2, 2013
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This past May, our oldest child became a teenager. How that is possible I have no idea. It seems I was just a teenager myself. I could tell you all kinds of motherly reminiscent stories or whine about the fact that these thirteen years have gone by WAY too fast but I won’t. I have […]

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Teaching Children To Be Stubborn

March 25, 2013
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How do you teach children determination? No, seriously, how? If you ask my husband he will tell you I am a very stubborn person. I like to say that I am not stubborn, but determined. Because of this I think I appreciate that quality in others. When something comes up around the house that needs […]

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My Kid is Smarter Than Your Kid

December 10, 2012
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In the world today much of what we do is about competition. I have posted before about my view on Moms constantly in competition and battling each other. Our kids are often viewed as a little part of our ego walking around. We probably think a lot of things that we don’t dare actually say […]

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Wordless Wednesday-We Survived Another Year!

May 24, 2012

Last day of homeschool for the year, celebrated with ice cream. Hard to believe we are wrapping up our 7th year! ShareTweet

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Moms are Each Other’s Harshest Critics

April 15, 2012

I know, I haven’t written in forever. It has been a whirlwind of a couple months and now we are in that last six week mad dash to finish homeschool before it gets warm and I lose all focus. Anyways, I was thinking earlier this week about how many times women are our own worst […]

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Wendy, My Darling

March 1, 2012
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“Wendy” is my second born. Wendy  is the name she picked to be known by on this blog after the character Wendy Darling from her recently read book Peter Pan but it is a good fit for her. She takes care of all of the other kids. She has a huge heart. Wendy was born […]

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My Little Tom Sawyer

January 25, 2012

When I began this blog it was because I had wanted a personal blog for a while now in addition to my work from home blog so that I could post  about whatever I wanted, not just things related to working from home. I am still finding my way and figuring out which direction I […]

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Organizing the Home-Laundry Room

December 5, 2011

This is usually the time of year that I do the “spring” cleaning around the home. When it is spring time here and the weather starts turning warm, I really can’t stand being inside long enough to accomplish much. When it gets cold and I am forced to start spending more time indoors, that is […]

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Wordless Wednesday-Deja Vu

November 16, 2011

I have a picture of the three older kids standing in front of this same train at the Railroad Museum when they were probably 2, 3 and 5. Seems like yesterday. Now look how big they are! Plus there is that new little guy that wasn’t in there before!   For more inspiring photos, check: […]

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