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Why I Haven’t Written in a While

I haven’t written in a while because, well – life happened. It’s not an excuse, but it’s a reason. My parents have been visiting (which is great), the kids have been sick (which is not so great) and we’ve been trying our best to carve out some much needed family time…

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5 Ways I Won’t Lose Myself in Motherhood

I am sitting at my dining room table right now, while the raining pounds on our skylights and my boys play happily with their cousin, who is visiting for the morning. We’ve been bouncing from indoor activity to indoor activity since the boys woke up at 6am. We’ve colored, we’ve…

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Confessions of a Tired Mother

Sometimes I run the vacuum, just so you both will go play in your rooms. Sometimes I hide in the kitchen and sneak York Peppermint Patties after I told you they were all gone. Sometimes I skip a bath night (or two…or three…) Sometimes I cover my mouth with both hands and…

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#Saturday

This morning, all the Bandas boys and I took a walk through our neighborhood. Well, more specifically, He and I walked while Oliver booked it around us in circles on his “four-wheeler” (that’s what he calls his bike with training wheels) and Archie scooted around on his yellow and red, Fischer…

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Why This Homeschooling Momma was Forced to Turn to Chocolate

***Guest Blog by Victoria Garretson*** I feel compelled to “blog” in response to the Homeschooling Mom of “a certain blog”, who clearly has it all together. This, my dear, is the way the rest of us live! (or is it just me???) I get up at about 6:00am. Not to exercise…

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How Some Unruly Leg Hairs Changed my Whole World View

This morning, after feigning resistance to Him and our oldest going down to the neighbors for waffles while I took a shower (who doesn’t want an almost-completely empty house whilst they lather, rinse and shave their armpits?) I finally decided to drag out Ol’ Bessy, my worn-out Gillette razor, and do some…

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