Month: January 2012

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Angry People and Forbidden Parking Spots

Wow, there are a lot of angry people in the world…or maybe they’re just all in Buffalo. I’m guessing that’s not the case though. I was the victim of an angry person assault recently. Here’s what happened… Last Friday I was doing a little bit of writing at Panera and had my laptop with me…

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Confessions of a Crabby Mom

I have been a crabby momma lately… Just putting it out there…All the cards on the table… It’s partially the time of year– Buffalo gets gray, gray, gray around this time…Sometimes I don’t even realize it’s impacting my mood and then we get a sunny day and I’ll be dancing in the streets and inviting…

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No Nap No News

Want to know why I don’t write a whole lot of blog posts about the girls crazy days any more… If you guessed that it’s because they don’t have crazy days any more, you’d be…wrong! I’m sure you weren’t thinking that anyway…not with these girls. Nope. I don’t write here a whole lot anymore because…

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Managing Momma Monday: Happy Wife, Happy Life

Several years ago, while we were still living in Massachusetts, a friend from our church (a guy) gave Scott a “welcome to fatherhood” gift. Mark’s (the guy) wild hair and ruddy face often welcomed us at the door to the elementary school where our small start-up church met. It was a small community and everyone…

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Because We Said “I Do”

If you happened to read the post on my Monkey Business page earlier this week, you will know that I have been thinking about, and planning to blog on, the topic of marriage… That didn’t happen on Sunday because my two year old woke up a LOT earlier than expected…a lot of things don’t happen…

Hi friends… Perhaps you’ll remember I told you about the A-Z scripture memory challenge we’re taking part in…Well this week we’re moving on to “B”!   Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Acts 16:31   The girls and I enjoyed learning the “A” verse, and as a matter of fact I’ve…

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Live…Learn…Hope…

It’s Sunday afternoon (though this will post on Monday)…the husband is out with the kids running errands…I had them all morning (he left at 7:15 for church) and it was a “momma needs a break” kind of morning that resulted in yelling, and punishments and kids in their rooms. They were not being nice to…

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Are you Tiger Mom or Swamp Mom?!

       My friend Maria Divencenzo is a local (Buffalo, N.Y) children’s book author and founder of Winterlake Press. She has oodles of years of publishing experience (working for and writing for big New York publishers) and most recently published two wonderful children’s books through Winterlake Press. We own both, The Scariest Dream Ever…

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The Original Love Language

  Some days the words pitter and patter from my mind towards the ceiling…they are circular and anxious and feel meaningless…I offer them because I know there is nothing else I can do…when I am most confused, the only place to turn is prayer… Other days, like yesterday, I head out for a jog in…

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Managing Momma Mondays: The Juggling Act

When we used to live in Harvard Square (Cambridge, MA) you could find yourself walking past any number of street performers at any given time of day…musicians and artists, guys who would beat on plastic buckets with drumsticks, women who would paint your hands with henna for a small fee…some of my favorites were the…