Category Archives: Parenting

You Say Noise, I Say Cacophony

This post is about noise. Let’s be clear about what I mean when I use that word in this context. There’s Sound. And then there’s Noise. The “noises” my babies made when they were happy, well, we’ll call them Sounds. For this post, Noise is … Continue reading

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For My Girls

I sit here wondering what to say. What do I have to say that is of any importance? Why should I tap out words on the laptop tonight? I have the time, and I have the desire, but I think … Continue reading

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What If I Don’t Wanna Retire!

When Jeff and I were going through premarital counseling, our pastor said something that stuck with me. He said that the purpose of raising children is to enable them to be independent and go on without you; that, while we … Continue reading

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Loss and Healing

In my last post I talked about things that have kept me from blogging as I once did, with joy and enthusiasm. Teaching my girls at home is a pretty hefty contributing factor, as I mentioned. But I’ve recently begun to suspect that there’s more. Last year, on April 16th, I learned I … Continue reading

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Remember Me?

I used to have a blog here. … It’s been a long time since I’ve stopped by. I feel a little sad about that, truth be told. It brought me a lot of joy in the beginning days to sit … Continue reading

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The Clutter Conspiracy

I’ve been trying to get my house in order. Not big news to you moms out there — it is our never-ending job, to be sure. Nor is it surprising to those of you who have seen my house recently — … Continue reading

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Bad Dreams

Early this morning I awoke from a doozy of a dream. It was one of those dreams you wake from and have to really think for a moment to be sure it wasn’t real. I don’t often have dreams. At least as … Continue reading

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Embers: Remains of the Day

Sitting, watching the remaining embers of the campfire with just my husband, I enjoy the quiet, and my mind wanders … We had spent the day at the cabin; the cabin that belonged to Jeff’s grandparents. There were kids everywhere … Continue reading

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Homesick, After A Fashion

It’s five thirty on a Saturday afternoon. And I’m completely alone in my house. This may not sound utterly amazing to you. Or it may, depending on just which stage of life you currently enjoy. But for me, this is … Continue reading

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Today, A Good Day

Today was my girls’ last day of school. Allyson’s last day of first grade, and the final day of Kate’s kindergarten year, her introduction to the world of schooling. Today I got them up and ready. I reminded Allyson that … Continue reading

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