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ANNUAL PERFORMANCE

Annual Performance Review

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost one year since I completely changed careers. It was the third career change for me in 14 years. I began in sports marketing, jumped to church youth work, and in August of 2015, I set about the task of scaling Mt. Stay-At-Home-Mother. (I’m still climbing.) At my previous […]

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EVIDENCE

Evidence Your Hubby Works Away…

Having a husband who works away can be entertaining, hectic, messy and downright exhausting.  The delirium can sometimes turn into hilarity when we are left up to our own devices.  Here are a few pieces of evidence that show your hubby works away: 1. You are teleported back into the 70’s. While my husband is […]

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MOMMY IN

Mommy in Time Out

I deserve a Time Out.  On the stairs. No toys laptop or sewing machine.  The charge?  Rudeness.  Sarcasm.  Shortness of Temper.  Sassiness.  Using my Outside Voice.  Overuse of Giant Sighs of Frustration and the Phrase “Are you KIDDING me right now?!?!?” And I’m pretty sure the verdict was unanimous…I need a major time out. And as soon […]

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DIY Road Map

DIY Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial and Printable

Father’s Day is just around the corner…. You didn’t forget, did you?  Of course not!  Well, just in case you need another thoughtful gift {maybe one from your kids?}, I have the perfect thing.  It’s a DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt.  I saw it floating around on Pinterest awhile back, and finally tracked the […]

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Diggers Slideshow

The Mom’s Guide to Diggers, Dozers, and Rollers

I’m hoping other moms-of-boys will be able to relate to an internal struggle I’ve been having as I attempt to parent my almost-three-year-old son with honesty and integrity. I don’t know the proper names of construction trucks. When my son first began noticing construction sites and pointing to trucks as we passed them on the […]

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The Deeper End of

The Deeper End of Parenting

In 2009 Roper St. Francis Hospital mandated that parents watch a short educational video about proper sleeping and feeding techniques, with information about SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome, prior to being released from the Maternity Care Center. So, about 24 hours after our first child was born, I was wheeled into a small room with […]

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10 Ways to Tell if Your Neighborhood is Really

10 Ways to Tell if Your Neighborhood is Really a Village

 “It takes a village to raise a child.” -African Proverb It’s one of the most well-known quotes in the world.  The basic meaning is that child upbringing is a communal effort.  Everyone in the extended family, as well as in the wider physical community, is involved in the raising of the children, the tending of […]

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12 Essential Manners

12 Essential Manners to Teach Your Kids

Is it me, or do kids these days seem socially awkward, discontent, and downright rude?  Not all kids, of course, but it seems that on a daily basis I’m out somewhere and completely appalled at what a youngster is getting away with. So, in case you were wondering what essential manners to teach your children, […]

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