Family Life

Family Bonding on Road Trips

September 20, 2013

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

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

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
A crowd of college students at the 2007 Pittsb...

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

“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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