Teaching Mom to Laugh at Herself

One of the lessons I’ve tried my hardest to instill in my kids is the importance of learning to laugh at yourself.  If I’ve said it once, I’m sure I’ve said it a thousand times:  “If you can’t learn to laugh at yourself, then you’ll be the only one not laughing while the rest ofContinue reading “Teaching Mom to Laugh at Herself”

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The Adventures of Box Boy

About six months ago, we got new neighbors.  They seem nice enough.  I think they’re both doctors, and they have one son that’s a few years younger than my daughter.  We nicknamed him “Box Boy.”  Okay, in fairness to myself and my husband, we didn’t nickname him Box Boy; our kids did. It all startedContinue reading “The Adventures of Box Boy”

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Quips and Quotes Friday – May 11, 2012

Here we are again…FRIDAY!  For this week’s Quips and Quotes, I’d like to bring you the conversations that took place in my house in the days following my daughter’s completion of Driver’s Ed and those leading up to her 16th Birthday.  Enjoy! Always Listen to Mommy! As some of you know, I have a 16Continue reading “Quips and Quotes Friday – May 11, 2012”

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The Wit and Wisdom of Braden (2nd Ed.)

On Monday evening I went to a Volunteer Appreciation Event for our school district.  While there, I was talking with one of the school district’s “Director of Some-Such-Thing” and we were discussing small children and how their views of the world is so much more interesting than ours seem to be as adults. Kids justContinue reading “The Wit and Wisdom of Braden (2nd Ed.)”

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Can you repeat that?

Dear Readers:  Every once in a while, life grabs ahold of you and you just have to go with the flow.  The last week or so has been like that for me and, as a result, my blog didn’t get written today.  But never fear, I’ve gone back through the archives to bring you oneContinue reading “Can you repeat that?”

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Motorcyles by Dr. Pepper

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” ~ J.M. Barrie I love the imagination of a child, as there is no end to their creativity.  Give a child a blanket and he’ll make a cape out of it and become Superman.   Hand him anContinue reading “Motorcyles by Dr. Pepper”

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Friday’s Quips and Quotes and Giggles Galore

It’s Friday and if you’ve been reading my blog for very long, then you know that today’s the day I bring you the bits and pieces of the daily conversations in our household.  So sit back and relax and be completely assured that your family is way more normal than you realize! He’s So Tan!!!Continue reading “Friday’s Quips and Quotes and Giggles Galore”

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Driving 101

“Somebody actually complimented my driving today.  They left a little note…It said, “Parking Fine.” ~ Tommy Cooper Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of talk about the elderly and driving.  You hear people say that the elderly should have more stringent testing before receiving/renewing their licenses, and I can see where – in someContinue reading “Driving 101”

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Zing!

If you read my blogs very often, you’ve probably figured out that I have two children.  Amber is 16 and Braden is 7.  It almost wasn’t that way.  For a long time, my husband and I had pretty much decided that Amber would be an only child, and we were satisfied with that.  However, sometimeContinue reading “Zing!”

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Catch Me If You Can

    Last week Braden came home from school with a hand-drawn picture of a rainbow stuffed in the very bottom of his backpack.  On the page was scribbled in pretty typical 1st grade writing, “Please stop chasing me Braden.”  No punctuation.  What did it mean, then?  Did Braden write it as in:  “Please stopContinue reading “Catch Me If You Can”

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