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Time for Mom: A Night Out With the Girls

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There’s just something about “chick things” that guys and children can’t always comprehend. Take, for instance, the 6-hr A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. This past winter, as if 24-7 morning sickness wasn’t enough, I got the wicked, nasty flu twice. It was terrible. At one point I thought I would die — and I […]

Time for Mom: Don’t Worry

Worry is like a rocking chair:It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. — Erma Bombeck Last night was a rough one. Lots of hard and persistent contractions that caused me a fair degree of alarm. I have a history of precipitous births, which means that labor can progress a little […]

Getting My Head in the Game

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Recently as I sat out on the back deck watching my boys run through the sprinklers, I realized that it had been quite awhile since I had just sat and watched them play. I couldn’t even remember the last time I did that. It was a sobering thought that I’ve been “too busy” multi-tasking to […]

Time for Mom: Primp!

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It’s no cliche. Somedays, it’s all I can do to get a shower and throw clean clothes on. Often, I have to hit the ground running and there isn’t a whole lot of time for, whatdotheycallit? Self-care? Make-up? Stylish clothes? Some seasons it happens. Sometimes it don’t. Are you in the same boat? I’m not […]

Time for Mom: Give a Mom a Muffin

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No matter our backgrounds, economics, work status, or religion, there is a common bond amongst us mothers. We love our children fiercely, and though we do our jobs imperfectly, we want what’s best for them. We also share similar challenges and frustrations and can laugh (and cry) together when we hear stories of contact lens […]

Time for Mom: A Morning Off

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My husband is a brave man. Not only does he put up with all my whims and whimpers, but he also makes Mom’s Saturday Off a priority. A few years ago he realized that I might benefit from an end o’ the week break. So, he purposed to block out every Saturday morning as his […]

Remembering Romance: The Road Home

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Recently Julie recommended that I watch the movie, The Road Home. Since FishPapa and I are always looking for good flicks, we reserved it on the handy-dandy online library network and got a chance to watch it last week. We have had several at-home movie dates over the last few months. After the kids are […]

Time For Mom: Mom Food

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Every job needs its perks. For some it may be free tickets to a baseball game, for others it may be great healthcare insurance. For Moms? Well, there are lots of perks – namely our children, and the privilege of escorting them from infancy to adulthood. To watch them grow and change and learn is […]