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How Do You Store Your Legos, You Maniacs?

My youngest brother, Jace, is about fourteen years my junior. I’m the oldest; he’s the youngest. Interestingly, FishBoy12 is closer in age to him than I am. Jace was the original Lego Maniac, if there ever was one. His childhood infatuation with Legos is the main reason that I held off ever letting my children […]

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Is it gone already? Where did it go? My 42 days of summer vacation are spent before I even got warmed up. And I had such big plans! How did I spend it? – I cleaned the schoolroom from top to bottom. My dreams to do the whole house fell by the way-side. I’m so […]

Time for MOM: Life Beyond the Laptop

Hey there! Didja miss me? In case you didn’t even notice I was gone, I took a few days off this week. I shut down the computer around 10 pm on Saturday and didn’t touch it again until Thursday morning. I wasn’t sure that I could hold myself back from the beauties of the world […]

Got a Move On?

Moving? Yeah, me, too. I think it’s the fifth move we’ve made in twelve years. It’s always exciting in some respects: new start, new place, new people. But, somewhere in between old and new, I find myself overwhelmed and saying, “We are NEVER doing this again.” Yeah, uh-huh. One thing that has always been helpful […]

The Battery Box – It Works for Me!

Years ago a friend showed me a practice that her parents had handed down to her. It was a small rubbermaid box filled to the brim with batteries. I was shocked. It had never occured to me to stock up on batteries and to keep them in one centralized location. (This was obviously before my […]

Coming Clean: Week Three

As I mentioned yesterday, my summer plans have taken a detour. One of the things that has been redirected is my effort to clean our house top to bottom. It sure is taking me longer than I anticipated. So much for going through the whole house in two weeks’ time. But, better now then right […]

Coming Clean: Week Two

Continuing my top-to-bottom house cleaning venture, this week I tackled the playroom, living room and kitchen. PLAYROOMOver the years we’ve been blessed to have bedrooms big enough to bunk the boys together. In the last two homes, this has freed up an extra room as a designated play space. Since I’m not the most diligent […]