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I knew the time would come. I really did. Still, secretly I hoped that maybe, just maybe, I’d be one of the few lucky ones to pass through this era unscathed, admired and adored, like I always was. You see, I have become inexplicably, ridiculously, embarrassingly stupid. And annoying. Just ask my nearly-14-year-old daughters. I’ve […]

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Back to blogging

I haven’t blogged for a reeeaaalllllyyyy long time. Which, I guess, duh, you’ve probably noticed, if you’re a regular reader. My dear friend, Amy, a freelance writer who is currently fighting her second battle with breast cancer and has a gorgeously-written blog on the subject, It’s in the Genes, once told me that she gets […]

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I’m not going to lie and say that I love every moment of being a mom. Maybe that makes me a bad parent in some people’s eyes, but I think if she’s being honest with herself, almost every mom would agree with me, even if only secretly. Having kids does not necessarily equate happiness. Most […]

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Poetry

Andie (age 10) wrote this poem a few days ago about her twin sister, Rachel. Rachel She is friendly and caring trusting and daring. Her heart is sweet and made to be always there to comfort me. In the dark or in the night she’s always there to make me bright She is my twin […]

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Kid funnies

“Mom, I’ve got a slither in my finger.” Cody, age 5. “Don’t get all wild up!” Rachel, all ages, meaning “riled up.” “Guys, I CANNOT sleep with all this ruckus!”  Cody, age 5. While driving during harvest time (we live in a rural area), I looked back to see Logan looking out the window and […]

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Blogging

I’m very excited to announce that I’m also going to be blogging occasionally on Larger Families. It’s a site “dedicated to parents raising the modern larger family! We strive to be a source of ideas, resources, entertainment and inspiration by and for moms with more than the ‘average’ number of kids,” started by one of […]

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Wanted: Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy at our house should be fired. To say that she’s incompetent is really too kind. The following conversation has played out at our house many times: “Mom, look! My tooth finally came out!” one of my twin daughters says. “Better put it under your pillow before you forget,” I say. Her excitement […]

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The purple "flute"

Yesterday I sort of shot myself in the foot. We were at the store and Logan had $1 to spend. He found a purple plastic recorder for 88¢. I encouraged him to get it because he’s always using his sisters’ recorders, which makes them very angry. They don’t want his germy little mouth anywhere near […]

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The conclusions kids draw . . .

Today Cody saw a picture of Santa. “Is Santa wearing a costume?” he asked me. “Yes,” I said. “Then Santa’s a FAKE,” he spit. “Why do you say that?” I said, startled by this conclusion. “Because we only wear costumes on Halloween. That means that Santa isn’t real if he wears a costume.” Nothing I […]

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The simplicity we miss

We had our first snow today, forecasted to turn into a full-fledged blizzard. Logan went outside for a while as the flakes started falling, and when he came back in, I asked him if the snow was coming down hard. “It’s coming down really fast, so it’s like a miracle,” he told me seriously, in the […]

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