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worst moment in recent memory

Mary, Clare, Leigh and I were walking into the facility where they were about to do a ballet performance.  The woman directing us to the dressing room was a midget.  My girls responded to her direction saying sweetly, “Merry Christmas!” and I was so proud that they did not embarrass the lady.  But just as…

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riveting? really?!

        Ten years ago, I taught myself to cook from scratch, and now I am learning all over again how to cook without wheat, chicken, milk, or refined sugar.  (Yikes!) This “from scratch” thing seems to be theme with me. Somehow, my parenting, my being a wife, my having a home, and what I…

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favorite moments this Christmas

1. Clare baking Leigh birthday cupcakes in Clare’s new cooking set. 2. “Silent Night” at Midnight Mass.  Cried.  So beautiful. 3. Old Maw Maw telling me that I had baked the turkey “to perfection.”  She was only being nice.  The turkey was actually a disaster–I had taken it out of the oven when the thermometer…

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up-side down thinking

     One main goal of my life is to have a peaceful, joyful home in which all the people belonging to it become their best selves (including me).  That means, in part, constantly turning conflict into something else with creative, up-side-down thinking.  Of course, that usually is applied to two little girls who want…

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happy blogging

So what is this all about anyway? It’s about me. It’s about my personal discoveries of how I do home (and how I do NOT do home, based on my mistakes!), how I do kids (and how I do NOT do kids), how I do happy marriage (and how I do NOT do marriage), and…

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