Month: February 2010

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Fast Food Friday: Mini Pizzas

I’ve come up with a new idea for Friday posts, Fast Food Fridays. I figure that many other mommas, like myself, are always in search of healthy, but quickly prepared foods to feed our children and ourselves! I have never been a fabulous cook…I’m good, make some decent meals and get a little bit creative…

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An impatient mommy in a patience requiring world

Why do I become impatient so easily? I ask the question, and then think, “well maybe it’s not that easily…” I mean, after all, my patience finally hit the end of its line after: -I got both girls dressed, ready and out the door by 10 for a 10:15 music class. -During the class Ella…

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(1/2) Marathon Monday

Well, it’s official, sort of. I haven’t sent in my registration, but I have finally conceded to my sister’s nudges to run a 1/2 marathon at the end of May. She just had her second baby at the beginning of December along with one of her friends– both of them decided to train for the…

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Little Miracles

  You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.    — Desmond Tutu     I’ve been thinking a lot about two things lately; my family and my marriage, and how the two are so obviously and so intimately intertwined.  I was sitting on my unmade bed…

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When Life Hands you Lemons Part 2

So, when I wrote my post yesterday morning I did briefly consider that my bad luck streak was not yet over. I mean, after all, it was only 11:00 a.m. But, then, the day started to move along at a pretty decent clip. AAA came out and got the car started. Scott’s sister (Caitlyn) came…

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When Life Hands you Lemons

Sometimes I think these things only happen to me. This morning I was thinking God must be getting a kick out of my life; like maybe He’s looking for a little comedic relief from all the crazy crap happening in the world, so He allows the funniest things to happen…just to get a little laugh…and…

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Mt. Laundry

I’m scaling Mt. Laundry today. Seriously, if you piled all of the clothes up that I’ve been washing, drying, folding, sorting and trying to put away, it would be a big, BIG, pile. A mountain actually.  If someone had told me about all of the laundry that needs to be done as a mom of…

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Offering Options

I, by NO means, consider myself an expert disciplinarian. If some parents fall either a little too far on the too harsh or the too soft spectrum, I definitely fall in the latter camp. Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly not a complete pushover and I use the word “No” a LOT. We do time…

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

  Ella celebrated her first birthday yesterday, but my favorite pictures from the day had little to do with her actual celebration. Here they are: [I had nothing to do with this! She woke up from her nap with this rockin’ hair! Made me smile] [No words needed. This was hilarious!]  

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Losing My Cool…

Has anyone else had a mommy day in which they totally lost their cool?  I mean really lost it, like throwing things such as stuffed animals and baby monitors across rooms and slamming doors? Yeah, you know how my last entry said I was enjoying the temporary satisfaction of everything feeling good…we’ve swung a bit…