Links of Love for BTS

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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A Call to Prayer

Hey y’all. Just a shout out to say, I’m not ready for a baby tonight! I’ve had Braxton-Hicks for about 8 hours. The doc says it’s just practice, not “labor”. But, I’m tired and it is annoying. I’ve been trying to sleep for the last three hours, but have a contraction every 5-15 minutes. So, […]

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Life is Learning

‘Tis that time of year again. Back to school…. I have always loved August/September. It seems like a fresh start. New notebooks, new teachers, new subjects to study. And for some odd reason, I’ve made “Back to School” the story of my life. You see, both my parents were teachers. So, as soon as I […]

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How DO You Do It?

Awhile ago a reader asked me to share how I “do it all” and stay sane by the end of the day. I haven’t exactly figured that out. I think I’m sane, but I’m not sure how much I’m actually doing. In some ways, I’m kind of surprised by the question. In the same way […]

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FishPapa or Mario?

The other day FishBoy4 was helping his papa clean out the garage. They came across a photo taken in the same era as this one. FishBoy came running into the house where the rest of us were cleaning the playroom. He was so excited, “Look! Look! It’s a picture of Papa, but he looks like […]

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Cooking Frogs

Yes, I’m a homeschool mom, but I haven’t really gotten into frogs, cooking or dissecting or otherwise. And though I was a French major and lived in France, and adore French foods, frog legs have never crossed my threshold, or my lips for that matter. Non, merci. (Even if it does taste like chicken.) But […]

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What’s Cookin’ This Week

Well, I mentioned that food has been a bit of a battle this past week or so. Casseroles aren’t the biggest hit around here, I guess. It fluctuates from season to season. I’m not giving up on requiring kids to eat what is placed in front of them. But, I’m also not going to torture […]

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It’s Raining; It’s Pouring; My Life is Never Boring

Ok, it’s not really raining. In fact, it’s 100+ degrees on this lovely Kansas City day. With the heat index, it’s 105, to be exact. I know, y’all in Phoenix and other desert areas are laughing at me, but you’ve got a dry heat. Try 54% humidity. But that’s not all….. Yesterday my morning out […]

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