My boys love their pranks. They do. But getting up in the middle of the night last night and sneaking into my closet to re-sew the buttons on my jeans so that they would feel tighter on me this morning??? Really?? Ain’t nobody got time for that. They are in so much trouble [...]
His faithfulness. His mercies. They come brand new each day.
I wake refreshed and thankful that His promises will stay. Everything around me – the changes, they come so fast.
My heart, my head, my spirit – some days I wonder if I will last. Forty years of Thanksgivings, they mean more each [...]
I wipe the crumbs from his bagel into my hand as he brushes quickly past me with a simple, “love you, mom”. I tell him back the same, just as easily as he spoke it, but if he knew how much I really meant it, he probably wouldn’t even step off the porch [...]
It’s almost here. That season of to-do-lists, to-get-lists, to-bake-lists, to-go-to-lists, to-morrow-maybe-it-will-get-done-lists. That season when shopping malls and department stores fill your mailbox with colorful flyers beckoning you to come TODAY to the “best” and “only” and “biggest” sale of the year… every. single. day. from. now. ‘til. the. day. after. Even Black Friday [...]
I’m not sure a lovelier day was ever created. The sunny morning begged me to come out and crunch through its leaves of red, green, yellow, and gold. The vibrant colors on display all along the roads I tread and the sunbeams making their way through the tree branches bare, making even the [...]
“Frosted Flakes! Rice Krispies! Apple Jacks and Cheerios and I can’t think of anymore – OUCH!!! You are hurting me!”
I wonder what is so funny about twisting your brother’s nipples until he yells out the names of five kinds of cereal.
And I wonder why it is so funny [...]
The big white moving van, it sits there mocking me. The leaves blow past my windows and the wind makes its whistling sounds and even the scarecrows propped outside my door fall over and blow away with the breeze and would somebody Just. Slow. Things. Down.
They told us months ago [...]
Dear age 40,
You are kicking my butt.
It’s been two weeks and I thought I would like you better by now. But you are relentless.
First, the brand new bottle of L’Oreal True Match Nude Beige W3 slipped from my fingers and onto the very unforgiving [...]
After sitting on my duff for the last 15 years, I decided to get up. In a weak moment this summer, I filled out the application to become a substitute teacher at the school where my boys attend and my husband teaches.
I have now filled in for both of the [...]
after 5 weeks of being a mom to a freshman boy, here are a few things I have learned…
1. If the laundry is in the basket, don’t risk smelling it to see if they really wore it. It’s not worth it. Just be thankful it’s in the basket, pick it [...]
- 10 Things I Miss
- Downton Abbey
- fall beauty
- favorite posts
- for Easter
- for Fathers Day
- for Mothers Day
- funny stuff
- Give. It. Forward. Today.
- Jack Bauer
- Photo failures
- Raising Boys
- Special Needs People
- summer camp
- summer fun
- what price freedom
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