Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!

As parents, we’ve all done it.  Most of us, anyway.  We’ve all told that little white lie, with the intention of protecting the imaginations and/or innocence of our children.  You know the ones I’m talking about:  those itty-bitty, tinnnnny white lies about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny…or even about Goldie the Goldfish who … Continue reading Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!

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Quips and Quotes Friday – June 15, 2012

Mr.  Moneybucks At 7 years old, Braden has more money than he knows how to handle.  He has no real concept of money, so I’ve confiscated most of it from him and placed it in a safe place so that it’s there when he’s ready to use it.  And, while he has no concept of … Continue reading Quips and Quotes Friday – June 15, 2012

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Quips and Quotes – Friday, May 18, 2012

It’s Quips and Quotes Friday, and I’m late!  So sorry!  I thought I might be able to get by with skipping it today, but the hounds are at my door howling and wanting to know why there’s no blog.  Ack!  And these were people who assured me that they’d never seen my blog!  All I … Continue reading Quips and Quotes – Friday, May 18, 2012

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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 of … Continue reading Teaching Mom to Laugh at Herself

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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 16 … Continue reading Quips and Quotes Friday – May 11, 2012

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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, sometime … Continue reading Zing!

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Everybody Wants to be a Clown

If there’s any one thing I’ve tried to instill in my kids, it’s a sense of humor and the importance of being able to not only take a joke, but to laugh at yourself.  I’ve told them repeatedly, “If you can’t learn to laugh at yourself, then you’ll be the only one not laughing while the rest … Continue reading Everybody Wants to be a Clown

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