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Dear Friend – With No Kids!

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A little while ago a very dear and special friend made a passing comment that she never read my blog because she wasn’t a mom. As human nature would have it, I was a tad offended. However, once I was able to get over my self pity and think a little deeper into why she made that comment, I was… Read more »

Global Blogging #20

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Welcome back to #globalblogging This week we got to celebrate these two gorgeous boys birthday’s. I cannot believe how they have grown, they are almost as tall as me!!! … Insert Obsessed Mommy Emoticon 🙂 Once again, we have amazing bloggers from all over the world!!!  I seriously love adding countries to our list! PORTUGAL/UK/USA/IRELAND/SOUTH AFRICA/SCOTLAND/GERMANY/CANADA/AUSTRALIA/EU-SLOVINIA/ GUATEMALA/MALTA/KENYA/THAILAND If you are… Read more »

5 Silly Songs We Sing That Enforce Our Family Rules.

Every family has it’s own weird little quirks… In our family we tend to sing silly songs about family rules…Or whatever really! Just today my husband was telling me about a song that he and the boys made up in the car on their way back from a haircut. It goes a little something like this… SIR is a pie,… Read more »

The Joy Finding Bucket List

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post about “Finding My Joy Again“. In it I explored the question of whether or not it is possible for a mother to find and enjoy the same unbridled JOY that our children seem to revel in. They always seem so carefree, without stress, and purely happy! The answer to this question is: Yes!… Read more »

Finding My Joy Again

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I often catch myself thinking, while watching my children play, how I wish that I could experience that same unbridled JOY that seems to ooze out of them.   The pit-of-your-stomach kind of laughter, the smiles, the giggles, and innocent teasing that fills their play. I must admit, sometimes I’m a little jealous of their JOY. a joy so unencumbered… Read more »

Sometimes the answer will just be NO.

The challenge of raising children in this day and age is fraught with tension between intention and pretension. There is a constant tug-of-war between doing what you think is right (intention), and doing what you think other parents believe is right (pretension). It’s a game of: “Should I … shouldn’t I?” We carry an invisible burden of guilt, because we… Read more »

Is the Table Set?

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Now that our children are older, we try to have our meals seated at the table. We don’t always get it right because our lives are so busy and sometimes our schedules wont allow it, but we do our best.              Why do we strive to eat at the table? Read the following 5 reasons and… Read more »

The Everlasting Impact

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Growing up without a father meant that, among other things, I always found it difficult to understand and appreciate the dynamics and beauty of a relationship between a father and his child(ren)… That is, until I got married. It was a strange sight to see. The love and adoration my kids feel for this man that holds my heart! To… Read more »

The Painful Truth

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That moment… you look into each others’ eyes, you say I do, and for those few seconds time stops…  Absolute bliss, perfect romance, pure delight and unwavering love. The next few years seem to rush by in a flash. You make a home, putting your own unique touch on everything from furniture to cutlery. You embark on new adventures and explore all… Read more »

Daily Pleasures

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My husband and I found ourselves oversleeping this morning. Which doesn’t happen often and after yesterday’s eventful wake up call, (Read my blog post “Are You Cross Mommy?”)  it felt good to have a little reprieve and lie in! There were no major hiccups with the morning routine. No tears or tantrums. My eldest was sent off to school all… Read more »