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New School Year

Next Monday will be a big day  in this  household.   This upcoming school year begins Cristin’s freshman year of homeschooling.    I’ve been planning this year for the better part of a week.    I’ve ordered brand new books from Amazon.   I’ve … Continue reading

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14th Birthday

Today is Cristin’s  14th birthday.   It just doesn’t seem possible that it’s been 14 years since our baby girl was born.   Back in February, I did a birthday post for my boys so it’s only fair to put up some … Continue reading

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Tornado

The storm has passed and the dust has settled.     The dogs and I are enjoying the eerie silence that occurs after a  mini-tornado rips through the house.  No, we didn’t have a real tornado, but let tell you, when my … Continue reading

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Brain File

I have a file in my brain where I retain random pieces of information.    These thoughts are stored in a “brain file” until they are downloaded to another person.      They are thoughts that I don’t want to “delete” until they … Continue reading

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Businessman

My son Chance is 16 years old.   He is a business owner…sort of.  My husband and I have always believed that once our kids turn 16, they need to work for their spending money. I’m not talking 40 hours a … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz

Back in early summer, Penny and Spud were here selling some of their stuff at my annual garage sale.   On that day, Spud and I started a little game.   The game goes like this… I ask him a question and … Continue reading

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Cease Fire

Being a mother of teenagers means a constant barrage of conflict.    And although I love them dearly,  I feel like I’m constantly trying to defend my position and keep peace with the troops.   Everyday brings a  verbal  strike that sounds … Continue reading

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