Month: February 2011

Little House on the Prairie Finally Makes Sense

Little House on the Prairie Finally Makes Sense

“He was Charles, I was Laura.” It’s the first line of an essay that I’ve been thinking about writing for years… It’s the first line of an essay about my relationship with my father, particularly during my turbulently (on my behalf!) pre-teen and early teen years when he had, what I considered, a silly preoccupation…

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Make Do With What You Have

We live in an overly consumptive society. A materialistic society. A consumeristic society. I know, I know…kind of a heavy way to start a blog post. Here is the thing…I want to encourage you today to be happy with what you have in your life and released from some of the pressure that you need…

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Junk Drawer No More

I’ve been beating myself up for not posting very often lately…I guess that’s the catch 22 when you’re a “mommy blogger”: your very topic, motherhood, poses severe challenges to the time and attention that it actually takes to write about said topic…kids and motherhood. Oh well. That’s what I say to a lot of things…

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Garbage Pickers

I live with a bunch of garbage pickers. I bet you have them in your house too. Truly. Nothing will get an old toy more attention than sneakily trying to get rid of it by putting it in the trash can. I’ve put this in the trash can three times in the last two days.…

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Improving Flexibility

Crises of the Day: Babysitter was supposed to arrive at house at 8:45 a.m. so that mommy could put oodles of laundry away, get a couple of miscellaneous things crossed off the “to-do” list and get myself ready for church while the babysitter finished breakfast with the girls, played with them and then got them…