Looking For An Excuse

  Well I am a mess of emotions these days. Last night my 13 year old daughter asked me how long before I leave for flight attendant training. I said three weeks. She then went up to her room, and came back down a minute later to tell me it was actually 18 days. The child…

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Cherish The Mess

I have been in a couple scary car accidents, I’ve been through horrifying haunted houses, (like twice when I was very young – I’m not a big fan), I’ve had health scares, painful childbirth, I’ve watched my marriage crumble a couple times……but nothing, nothing frightens me like “spring” cleaning the children’s rooms. I know it’s…

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Paralyzing Choices

Sometimes it’s hard being a woman. (but not in the way Tammy Wynette claimed) In some ways the world is our oyster, and in others it’s a big, confusing boat full of too many options. Many of us are wives, mothers, working mothers, stay at home moms, home educators, writers, artists, friends, new moms beginning…

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Ahhh…..The Simple Things

I am currently enjoying a fabulous Italian, red wine. I have been putting off opening it because it is such a lovely bottle….which is silly for many reasons. I bought it recently when visiting one of my favorite towns, Galena, Illinois. On a whim one dreary Saturday afternoon, I asked my husband if we could load…

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Fairy Fail

  I fail often. As I ponder the areas of my life that need improvement, I am well aware that one of my greatest failures in life is the act of being the Tooth Fairy. Yes, I suck at it. The thing is, who came up with the brilliant idea that we should wait until…

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