Monthly Archive for May, 2009

Blogathon Wrap-up

It’s officially the last day of the blogathon today. I had such a great experience with it this year, much more so than last year. Here’s what I took away this time around: * Blogging every day is really, really hard, but incredibly satisfying. * I’m not a fan of blogging on the weekends. It […]

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The Meltdown

We had company last night, which meant that the kids got to bed way, way too late. And, as little kids are always prone to do, the boys both got up with the sun this morning, despite the extremely late hour of their retirement last night. I knew this was going to be a rough […]

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10 Things I Like About My Kids

Jennifer Fink over at Blogging ‘Bout Boys posted about the argument between her sons that led to one making a list of what he liked about the other. This got her thinking that she should also make one of what she likes about her kids, which in turn inspired me to come up with my […]

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On Daughters

When I was first pregnant with my twin daughters, I couldn’t wait to find out the sex of “the baby.” At my first ultrasound, I found out I was having two babies and neither gender could be positively determined; however, the news that I was having twins completely eclipsed anything else and I didn’t really […]

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A whole different dynamic

For the past couple days, my sons have been at their grandparents’ house, leaving the girls and me home alone. This doesn’t happen very often, so it has been great fun to have just us girls here, which creates a whole different dynamic. We’ve played a game; watched the American Idol finale, which I still […]

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As I mentioned last month, observing a whole slew of little kids is both enlightening and incredibly entertaining. They don’t worry about consequences or social niceties or whether or not their playmate wanted the red truck. If they are angry, they yell. If they’re sad, they cry. If they need to burp, not only do […]

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Reality vs. Fantasy

It can be quite hilarious — and sometimes a bit perplexing — to find out how little kids mesh what they see on TV and movies with real life. The other day Logan and I were driving to town, singing along to “High School Musical 2.” All of a sudden from behind me came an […]

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Check-out lane gripes

I’ve written about my hatred of check-out lanes in the past, but now I’ve found yet one more reason to despise them: The magazine headlines. I have to admit that I’m not a particularly observant person. I notice people, but I don’t pay any attention to what they’re wearing. I notice my general environment, but […]

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Recipe: Sweet Rice

Such a simple recipe, yet so versatile and tasty, sweet rice is a dish my sister first tasted at her friend’s house. She raved about it so much, the rest of us wanted to try it. Her friend’s mom must have gotten wind of our desire to sample the recipe they had brought from their […]

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Today is Guest Blogger Day for all of our May Blogathon-ers. I’m over at This Dame Cooks today, if you want to read my post. I blogged about one of my favorite family gathering/potluck dishes. I’m happy to introduce  my guest blogger, Leah Ingram. Thank you for your great post, Leah! This past Mother’s Day […]

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