Moving, through the seasons…

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I love my husband.  He works hard.  Very hard.  He has a vision for what he wants for our family, long term, that I’m grateful for.  I’m so thankful.  But it’s a tough gig being a climber.  It’s a tough gig being the wife of a climber.  It’s a tough gig being the kids of a climber.

One of the challenges is the frequent moving that comes with each rung grasped.  When the kids were small it didn’t phase them.  But now that the kids are entering in the teen waters, it gets harder.  Continue reading

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Funny and True… a little slice of real life…

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Scene: At the mall, my older children seated at a table quietly reading books, me seated at the play area watching my 3 year old play with the other children… Continue reading

What if, just for today, I… didn’t fear my closet?

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What do you see when you look at this door?

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Look pretty normal?

Not to me.  When I see this door, I cringe… because I know what’s behind it.

When I see this door, this is what I see… Continue reading

What if, just for today, I…

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Late this past summer, I found myself getting an attitude.  The, “I don’t want to”, attitude that plague’s me from time to time.  I have a special little “word” that sums it all up -*Ugh*.

One word, many meanings, and it’s easily measurable.  Broken down into 4 levels, it looks like this…

1.) The mildly irritated, I’ll do it tomorrow *ugh*

  • Often let out as more of a sigh (sometimes long / sometimes short, an exhale)
  • Audible distance: unless they were sitting on your lap, no one probably heard.
  • Looks-wise: you still manage to look *pretty* under pressure.

2.) The lukewarm, why is this happening to me *ugh* Continue reading

Long braided armpit hair …a great Mommy/Kids date night

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“Would you rather have armpit hair so long it reached to your toes… but you could braid it and you always smelled good… or normal length armpit hair but you always have terrible body odor? “… and so begins our Mommy/Kids date night!

I am always looking for ways to create fun memories with my kids… ones that they will think about long after I’m gone Continue reading

What’s really important…

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Years before our kids were even old enough for pre-k I can remember pouring over countless books, curriculum catalogs, and homeschool forums. I studied learning styles, teaching methods, curriculum approaches, and multiple intelligences. I spent hoards of time listening to lectures, webinars, programs, guessing what my childrens learning styles would be. Then I’d spend months more researching curriculum for what would *best* suit them. I interviewed other homeschool moms, asked lots of questions, and came up with a fool proof plan of attack. Or so I thought…

By the time our oldest was 4, I had his educational path well planned out. I knew what curriculum would be best for him, how to teach him, and how to troubleshoot every possible obstacle from pre-K to college. I was prepared. Sure I was a bit nervous, but how hard can pre-K be? Right?! Wrong… Continue reading