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Little House on the Prairie: The Musical

Guess what we did yesterday … I took Ellie to her first ever musical!! We had a great “Girls’ Day” with a couple friends. Ellie wore another dress that my mother-in-law made. Remember when Caroline (on the TV show) bought nice fabric to make herself a dress, but then made …

Things unsaid.

Blame it on ADD. Sometimes I start a conversation on this blog, then never get around to finishing it. Other thoughts emerge and seem much more urgent, and I leave all y’all without much closure. I’m going to try to remedy some of that today. First — THE RUG. I’ve …

Summer’s Observations

On summer days when the weather is upwards of 95 degrees, the library is more crowded than the mall. However, when it rains (on equally hot summer days), the mall is more crowded than the library. My conclusion: everyone loves air conditioning, and most people firmly believe that shop therapy …

Delight!

Well, my laundry intermission has come to a close. We leave for the airport in less than four hours. I am super excited, but also a little nervous and obsessed with my check list. Did I do everything I needed to do? Have I signed enough papers to take care …

Mama Loves: Teachable Moments

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about teachable moments in relation to faith and God. Talking about God with my kids is like breathing to me. We talk about Him all the time, and I absolutely LOVE the effect this has had on my kids. Little comments they make …

I found it!!

Praise God!!! My passport must have slipped off my nighstand, because I found it under my bed kissing a few dust bunnies. THANK YOU to everyone who emailed and commented with suggestions of where to look. You guys are the best. As for what to do … well, I’ve started …

Where would you hide?

A while back I mentioned my Martha-Stewart-wannabe- plans. Well, they never panned out. Once again my intentions went unfulfilled. However, even without making a detailed calendar of what I wanted to do, our summer is going great. Possibly the best EVER. I’m so excited! Since Ellie got out of school, …

Weekend Recap

Mama loves fireworks. Call me an un-American, terrible parent, but this weekend was the first time our kids ever saw fireworks. Well, sort of. In years past, I’ve let them watch the Independence Day recap on The Today Show the next morning. They thought it was cool and so did …

Gladitudes

I’m back! Well, trying to be back. It’s been a crazy week. A GREAT week! But crazy. This morning I lack enough time and lucidity for one of my normal, introspective posts, so I’m going to take a cue from Kellie and make a list for Gretchen‘s “Gladitudes” exercise. 1. …

Saved By the Bell: A Summer to Remember

I’m hosting a guest blogger today: Sharon Lovejoy Autry. A mom of 3, Sharon co-authored Mom and Loving It: Finding Contentment in REAL Life with her sister, Laurie (Lovejoy) Hilliard, mom of 4. Visit their website at www.MomandLovingIt.org. Today she shares some tips for surviving the summer with your kids. …

A Big Bottle of Sunshine

After nine consecutive days of rain, Monday brought the sun back. Tuesday provided a taste of summer, a gorgeous day with no agenda. I think I’m still there. I skipped “Mama Loves” this week, but simply because I’ve been living it. Sleeping late and cuddling with bundles of giggles. Surrendering …

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