the 10 best things about being a kid.

I hope that all of my American readers are enjoying a fantastic Thanksgiving today – and a fantastic Thursday to all of my readers regardless of geographic location. I anticipate spending the day trying to make good choices at the dessert table and enjoying the company of our good friends who have graciously invited us…

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a little love for: mrs meyers orange clove scented countertop spray

I ran out of my favorite countertop spray cleaner recently and since I bought it 8 million years ago at a random store in a mall I never shopped at in Massachusetts, I didn’t have easy access to track it down again short of *gasp* going online. I probably would have gone online, too, except…

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Nightstand: November 2013

Seriously guys, is someone messing with me? Did someone change the date on my computer (and cell phone, tablet, and page  a day calender)? HOW is it the 4th week of November already? It should NOT be possible, but since the impossible seems to have happened once again, let’s talk about the books on my…

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Where do all the missing socks go?

How is it that I can finish all of her laundry and find no matching socks at all? Surely there were matches at one point, but where are they now? Buried under her bed, in the bottom of the couch or hidden in her toy box?These seem like the likely scenarios but what if they…

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fleeting, rushing moments.

This month is rushing by faster than I can keep up with. Again. Still. I feel like I’ve been saying this all year. Every month I find myself writing, “Where did this month go? How is it over already?” Every day I look at my children and think “When did they get so big?” When…

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The 8 Books Everyone Should Read.

One of Mama Kat’s prompts for this week’s Writer’s Workshop was: List 8 books you’ve read that you think everyone should read in their lifetime. A tall order? Perhaps, but I thought I’d give it a go anyway. I also blogged about something I am thankful for (hint: it’s his birthday today) at my personal…

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Giving thanks for a wonderful husband on his birthday.

One of Mama Kat’s writing prompts this week was “Something you’re thankful for.” Like any dweeby wife, my first thought of course was of my family – my amazing husband, my adorable intelligent funny kiddos, even my stupid slobbering dog who is occasionally pleasant to be around. I’m thankful for a roof over my head,…

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