That time I BUSTED a Rhyme

gwen age 2

Those of you who hang out here may know that I’m kind of a bookish nerd and I love to read, write, and play with words. My love of words goes way, way back. <que retro dream sequence music> Back to the summer of 1976. Our country’s bicentennial. Back when a girl could learn something awesome on…

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Family Life Haiku: Man Down

Family Life Haiku socks

I’m keeping it short and sweet today, since I’m currently playing full time nurse to my man who has injured his back and is immobile. So I’m making sure all of his favorite comfies are freshly laundered. And many, many, many other things. Because I said, “In sickness and in health” over 20 years ago….

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Curlies & Straights

curlies straights (2 of 7)

Ever notice how the curly girls want straight hair and the girls with straight hair try to curl it? This girl has had a best buddy since she was little that has gorgeous natural ringlets. Cate once told her friend, “You’re Curlies and I’m Straights!” The biggest problem with being “straights” is that you have…

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Weight Discrimination- What You’d Miss

What Missing

  We ran errands together the other day, and it happened again. I wanted to say, “Psst…hey you. Yeah. I saw what you just did.” Weight discrimination isn’t just a legal issue- it’s a heart issue. And it’s going to cost you. When you dismiss her because she’s fat, or rake her over with a…

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Cate’s Spring Fashion Tips

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Cate’s fashion tips are the stuff of legends around here. As spring quickly approaches, I thought I’d share some fashion tips and some throwback photos from my youngest girl. Cate has been my fashion girl from early on. Her eye for fashion is so inspiring and definitely on the humorous side. Her taste ranges from…

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Quotable Kids

Quotable Kids

Raising kids is not for the faint of heart. But it does have its perks. Kids are naturally funny. And it’s a good thing- maybe it’s built in for their own survival. Or ours. This week my 5 year old asked me to use “your muscle nails” to pry open a toy. For years, I’ve…

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