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No TV, Computer, Video Games Etc.

No TV, Computer, Video Games Etc.

Due to some behaviors and patterns we are seeing in ourselves and our children, we have put a ban on all electronics in our home. This started on Monday July, 23rd and will last indefinitely. I have been slow in posting this summer anyways due to the need to spend more focus time on the(…)

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Forsaking All Others ~ Wedding Vows

Forsaking All Others ~ Wedding Vows

What happened to “’til death do us part”? How did we get to this place where more than 50% of marriages end in divorce, and so many just don’t bother to get married anymore? Where is the commitment, through the good and the bad?  What happened to forsaking all others?  What happened to our wedding(…)

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Finding Time for What Matters Most

Finding Time for What Matters Most

I am sitting in front of my computer today, having waited until the last minute to write my post, and feeling anxious about getting it done. Why? Not so much because it is due today, as I know I will find leeway and grace with the wonderful ladies to whom are waiting patiently for this(…)

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Have You Seen Any of Movie Guides Top Musical Picks?

Have You Seen Any of Movie Guides Top Musical Picks?

Moiveguide has put out a list of top musicals from yesterday and today. Some I have wanted to see but have yet to see. One I have never heard of – Brigadoona, and the ones I have seen I have loved – Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Thinking these might make a(…)

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I Have a Tween Girl

I Have a Tween Girl

  I have a tween girl. Who often makes my lips curl; From the rolling of her eyes, To the irritated sighs. I have a tween girl. I have a tween girl. Whose texting numbers would make your head swirl; She rarely thinks her parents are great, That is unless we agree to let her(…)

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I Owe My Mother… For these are some of the many things she taught me

I Owe My Mother… For these are some of the many things she taught me

This was forwarded to me in an e-mail from my mother. This is what she said to me, “This is from one mother to another. I think it will tickle your funny bone.” I hope everyone who reads this finds a little enjoyment in it as well! I Owe My Mother…For these are some of(…)

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On This Day….1998

On This Day….1998

  14 years ago today I married my best friend, the one person I know I can rely on, the father of my children, the one I would be lucky and wholly blessed to spend all the rest of my years with. We did it without the bat of an eye, or a doubt in(…)

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What Does Homeschooling Have to do With Salad?

What Does Homeschooling Have to do With Salad?

We were recently driving in the car talking about what was on the dinner menu for that evening. Our oldest daughter gets so upset with her brother when he calls his carrots, cucumbers, and croutons (all separate and ready to dip), a salad. This spurred a conversation about what “salad” actually is. My first words(…)

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The Law of the Garbage Truck

I came across this little antidote a week or two ago and never got around to re-posting it as I had wanted to, so here it is now. Please note: This is not original – it has made the email rounds – but it IS wonderful!   One day I hopped in a taxi and(…)

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It’s The Little Things

Being not only a stay-at-home parent, but a homeschooling parent as well, I spend LOTS of time with my children. My brood consists of only 3 children and yet I swear I can’t even think one whole complete sentence all day!   I know that being a stay-at-home parent is right for me. I remember(…)

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New Year’s Resolution ~ 2012

New Year’s Resolution ~ 2012

I started these New Year’s Resolution Posts in 2010 on a whim. I made it my goal to read Gone with the Wind. I did that wish ease. Then in my New Year’s Resolution Post 2011 I decided to try Sophie’s Choice. I am having less success with Sophie’s Choice. I tried reading it earlier(…)

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Christmas Tree Memories

Christmas Tree Memories

As we rode out in the wagon at Stokoe Farms this year, I spent some time recapping some of the stories from years past of cutting our Christmas tree. We had my mother-in-law, Janice with us for the first time and we thought it might be fun to share some of the Christmas Tree  Memories(…)

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