Family Life

Our Newest Family Members

Last Friday afternoon, we welcomed two new family members into our crazy lives. No, not new dogs or cats, or children, Heaven forbid.Two flame tetras.Why, you ask? Because mommy felt guilty about going to Chicago. Friday, I called into work and we headed up North to the Super Wal-mart. It was still hush-hush on what […]

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Mama Maria

There’s a new catch phrase in our house. Mama-Maria. It is usually used as an exclamation and at the top of the kids’ lungs.  We don’t know anyone named Maria.  My kids have never called me momma.  How did these two get put together to begin my kids’ go-to phrase?  Funny you should ask. About […]

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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Whatever happened to letter writing?  It seems in the last 10 years– with the mainstream of email and cell phones– letter writing has gone by the way side. I’m as guilty as anybody. I used to write long, chatty emails to my friends– especially my best friend in California.  Honestly, I am so busy… people […]

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Messy Kids/Messy House

I grew up in a messy house.  My mom would have rather played with us kids than clean.  I can remember making tent forts, having floor picnics, tea parties, and even playing Pilgrims and Indians on my parents’ bed (the bed was the Mayflower… LOL).  I would rather play with my kids then clean.There, I […]

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