I’m still mourning the death of my son, but he never died.

September 5, 2014 Parenting

Last night in my dream . . . one of my sons died. He was eight years old. One minute he was here. . . the next I was mourning death. My dream never told me how this happened. That’s probably a good thing. The realization of what was upon our family hit me the […]

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Stop criticizing us for pouring ice water over our heads for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

August 22, 2014 Mouthy Mabel

Most everyone with some tie to society has seen and heard of the ALS Association’s meme of the ice water challenge to raise funds and awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease. Many people across our country and beyond have gladly taken on the challenge when called out by someone else. We have laughed. We have screamed. […]

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McDonalds and the ordering mystery

August 16, 2014 musings from my somewhat sane mind

I’m standing in the line at McDonald’s quickly scanning the picture menu up on the wall. I scan and stop at my favorite. The quarter pounder bacon and cheese. It gets me every time. Between standing in line with four children barking out questions (“What’s the Happy Meal toy today, Mommy?!)  and brushing elbows with […]

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Dear Diary: When did kids get so creepy?

July 14, 2014 Confessions

If you’ve just popped in and you haven’t been here in a while, or this is your first time, you will need to briefly read the post below this one. I’ll wait. Ok, so our room is done. Minus the decor and bedding which I haven’t decided on yet. I took a photo with my […]

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Dear Diary: When is a lie not a lie?

July 10, 2014 Confessions

I’m sitting here looking at a King sized mattress leaning on end against our couch in the living room. It’s scary. And big. We are redecorating our bedroom after 11 years of marriage and a husband/wife debate over him not wanting to change it and me wanting to. I won. My closing argument of our […]

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