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It's the small things that make the difference. Needles kill washers. Attitudes kill relationships.

It’s the little things

My washing machine broke the other day. Yeah. Not cool. We do a million loads of laundry a week. What was I going to do without my washer? Fast forward two weeks, after several calls to the repair company and a trip to the laundromat, the repair guy finally arrived. And fixed the washer. Hallelujah! Repairing that thing wasn’t an easy process. The washing machine…

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Homeschooling on a Budget

I know, I know. Everyone has a budget for their homeschool books and activities, right? Some are just larger than others. You know – the budget where you can buy whatever you need without thinking about it? Yeah, that isn’t my budget! There have been years when I had less than $100 for all three kids, and years when my budget was higher than that.…

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Are you missing the now?

A few days ago, we had a joint birthday party for my two spring-birthday kiddos (who are now 14 and 8!!!). I had invited a friend of mine, who has two boys, one of which is two years old. And as she was wrangling her toddler, as all toddler-moms will understand, someone mentioned how fast these days are gone. I think the exact words were,…

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When life isn't what you expected

When life isn’t what you expected

When I was a small girl, I dreamed of growing up and getting married to my knight in shining armor, and galloping off into the sunset, to live happily ever after. I wanted a house with a picket fence, and lots of babies, and maybe a dog or two. Life would be grand. But that’s not how it turned out. Nearly four years ago, I…

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Today is Day One

Day one. Clean Slate. No mistakes. Yet. Last night I went to bed discouraged. Defeated. The day didn’t go the way I wanted it to. None of my checkboxes got checked. I yelled at the kids. The house is still a mess. We didn’t get any school done at all. And I went to bed discouraged and defeated. But no matter how bad yesterday was,…

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