It All Changes So Fast

What a whirlwind two weeks. Three weeks ago I felt the tug to put my kids in school. All of them. I prayed and pondered for about a minute before I knew it was right. Of course it was the middle of the night. Just see my last post if you need clarification.   I got on my phone and Googled my options. Slim, I tell ya. I asked around. I stopped a woman in the grocery store whose child appeared to be wearing uniforms. (I wasn’t searching for a uniform promoting school. I am anti-uniforms for what I feel…

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I’m Finding

When your kids start to grow up, I mean really grow up, and they leave and discover and experience new things, people always say things like, “It’s going to be great! You need to let go,” or “She’s going to be moving away soon anyway; this is good practice. She needs to fly.”  #flashbackfriday In addition to deciding people tend to repeat phrases they have heard others say (no matter how meaningless and unhelpful they are), I also realized loosening my grip isn’t the same as letting go. Letting go means I suddenly button my lips when they ask for…

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Welcome to Hollywood

If I tell you something, can you keep it a secret? I want to be a writer when I grow up. Some may argue that I am already grown, but I will point my finger back at them and say the fact that I call my self a grown up, and not an adult, proves I am IN FACT a child. I am comfortable with it. I have given a few tid bits here and there and I have honestly made some headway toward completing this bad boy I call THE BOOK. Sometimes I get very excited about a project…

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Sometimes My Parenting Surprises Even Me

We have friends in town. You know the kind: besties that blur the line between family and friend for so long you forget you aren’t REALLY related. They live further away these days, but it isn’t their fault. We keep moving north. There is a slight chance we will end up right back where we started as their neighbor if we keep up this crazy pattern. At least we can grab a little Canadian chocolate on our way. Do not fret. We will share. I mean, I won’t but I have trained my kids to do as I say and…

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