Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Suit

I need a new swim suit so today I am shopping for one with my daughter. Why am I going shopping with her? Because going bathing suit shopping with one child will be a lot easier than with three children. … Continue reading

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Intellectual Balancing Act

Parenting can be a delicate balancing act. Whether you are guiding your children in friendships, school, or at home, parents are always looking for this balance. This past holiday weekend, my husband and I decided to take our family on … Continue reading

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Take Note

In April, you might remember, I had a monthly goal of ordering some personalized gifts. One of the places I ordered gifts from was the etsy store Take Note. I was absolutely thrilled with how they came out and wanted … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Goal

My goal for today is the same goal I have for every national holiday. Somehow I never accomplish it. My goal is to not be that neighborhood idiot who goes and checks to see if they have any mail. Every. … Continue reading

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Blame it on Disney

Caroline – “Andrew wants to be a zookeeper when he gets big.” Me – “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Caroline – “A princess.” Ugh. After having two boys, I’m really struggling with this whole princesses … Continue reading

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15 Years

15 years ago today there was a wedding… today there is a family… I love you Derek – thank you for always being there when I need you. You are the best dad, husband, and technical consultant 🙂 a girl … Continue reading

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Free Slurpee Day!

Today is free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven! You can pick up a 7.11 oz drink. No purchase is necessary. My kids are so excited I’m picking them up after school to go get one. Walk, run, race to get one … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Park Videos

When my oldest was little he was fascinated by dinosaurs. At three, he knew more information about dinosaurs than most adults. We read so many dinosaur books, I’m fairly sure I could have become a paleontoligist with just a little … Continue reading

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I was cleaning off my desk today when I uncovered my sons’ bags they decorated at their Valentine’s party. Appears to me that they already have conflicting views on love. the 7 year old the 10 year old Looks like … Continue reading

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He’s Not Mikey…He Doesn’t Like It

In an effort to have my boys try more food I took them to the grocery store to choose something for dinner. My rule was the food needed to be something neither of them had ever tried. We walked past … Continue reading

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