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A “Do-it-Themselves” Halloween

Last year we had a do-it-yourself Halloween. By that, I don’t mean that I got all crafty with Pinterest-inspired stuff. I mean the kids did it THEMSELVES. And it worked out just great. We’re going for the same approach this year!

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What I REALLY Want for Mother’s Day

  I look back at past Mother’s Days and realize that what I usually want and expect is basically a day off.  A day off from mothering.  Ironic, isn’t it?  I’ve decided to change that this year. What I’ve decided that I want more than anything is to somehow craft a day where I can […]

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Watching With My Whole Eyes

I was in the middle of the frantic morning rush this morning, trying to actually respond to some emails and plan out my day when my 4-year-old, Charlie came in and demanded his ukulele. I was listening to some music and he wanted to put on a little rock concert. He kept asking me to […]


The Snapshot That Changed My Life

I had some expectations for my life, and my life isn’t turning out as expected.  I expected I’d go to college, serve a mission for my church, maybe attend graduate school and then get married, work for a while and have kids.  That all happened.  Perhaps not in the same way or as quickly as […]