Monthly Archives: July 2013

What My Boys are Cooking

Each summer the boys are in charge of one dinner a week. The only condition in choosing food is that it can’t be something they have already cooked this summer. The boys enjoy cooking and have been pretty good about … Continue reading

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Summer Reading So Far

Next to Love: A Novel by Ellen Feldman 5 out of 5 stars From Amazon: t’s 1941. Babe throws like a boy, thinks for herself, and never expects to escape the poor section of her quiet Massachusetts town. Then World … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Ruler, Ever!

Let me present to you the most expensive ruler ever. EVER! The problem with enjoying crafts is that when see an item you think, “I can make that.” When in reality, you should just by the item. It would save … Continue reading

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Your Public Service Announcement…A Mammogram

Women. Listen up! I am giving a public service announcement because I care about your health. Mammograms are okay. Mammograms are not as bad as everyone says. Mammograms are important. A few weeks ago I had my annual mammogram. Actually … Continue reading

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Oven Jambalaya

I am reposting this recipe today since I have made this delicious dinner twice in the past week. It’s great for bringing to work as a lunch and also on a 100  degree day. Okay that is partly a lie … Continue reading

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Anna Kendrick & Cups

Cool video. Kids loved it. Awesome song. Enjoy.

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A HOLY Mother F****er Service

Yesterday while we were at church an older man leaned over and whispered, “Your children are so well behaved.” I smiled, thanked him, and gave myself a little encouraging mental tap on the shoulder. Less than a minute later Caroline … Continue reading

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6 Kids at the Pool

So the other day I took 6 kids to the pool by myself. I know, breath a moment, and take that in. Now this wasn’t any ordinary pool either. It was a 50 meter pool, with a separate shallow end, … Continue reading

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I am old…

I am old. At least my two teenage babysitters make me feel old. Let me explain. We have two teenage sisters who babysit our kids occasionally. After a night of babysitting I typically drive them home. During our short drive … Continue reading

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A Well Balanced Meal

My 8 year old made his own lunch today. A banana. A container of banana cream pie yogurt. And a piece of banana bread. A fruit. A dairy. A whole grain. Obviously someone’s been paying attention in health class this … Continue reading

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