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This may be revealing my age a bit, but mix tapes used to be “the thing” that defined where you were in life. Boys made mix tapes for their girls, friends would make mix tapes that represented their current state of mind, and sometimes we’d make our own mix tapes to set the mood for life’s chores (driving, homework, biking, etc). As I thought back on some of my favorite songs from those teen years, I started wondering what would be on my current mix tape. What songs represent who I am and where I am in life?

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Preschool Casanova

June 21, 2013

Sometimes my 5-year-old concerns me. Okay, honestly my youngest always concerns me. Between drawing on walls, faking tears at the drop of a hat, smiling during discipline, and having to constantly test his limits; I often wonder where his destiny lies. And then, he pulls a stunt like he did yesterday. Tweet

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Guest post: Lent for a non-Catholic

February 26, 2013
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Please check out my guest post for Shawn Small Stories called “It’s Not Just a Catholic Thang.” This is a light-hearted look at this non-Catholic’s observance of Lent. I will check the site often, and I’d love to read your feedback.   Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates. Tweet

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Dislocation, strains, tears, and other ouchies

June 22, 2012
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I have not made this public knowledge for fear of concerning my husband who is currently out-of-state, but now that help has arrived in the form of my in-laws I can come clean… I have been slinged. Tweet

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Three truths of parenting

June 15, 2012
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I have learned that there are very few undeniable truths in life. What is true for you may be arguable to me and vice versa. After spending eight years looking for advice from others on everything from breast versus bottle to disposable versus washable to teaching boys to pee sitting versus standing, I have finally […]

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I got worms

March 5, 2012
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Picture this: A woman wearing boots, jeans, and a cowgirl hat drives her truck packed with three kids into the garden center parking lot to fill the bed with a peach tree, five flowering bushes, four shrubs, soil, tomato plants, strawberry plants, and bags of mulch. This was my Saturday. My vision was for my […]

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A change of plans (part 2)

February 23, 2012
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As a continuation of Monday’s post, here are some additional kinks in my weekend. Kink #8: There were indeed some covered options within the Park. Each had charges which we were completely willing to pay, none, however, were anywhere close to a restroom. So we opted to look for a restaurant in the area. To […]

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