Oct
01
What I’m Reading (March)
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Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel I both loved and hated this book. I loved the idea of some of it, but some of it seemed wrong. But I've figured out that some of it was so opposite of how I grew up that I both disagreed and misunderstood the thoughts. The author encouraged more grace in parenting and less arbitrary rules. I understood, but I also grew up with a ...
Aug
31
What I’m Reading (February)
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Another freebie I got was Feathers From My Nest by Beth Moore. I have never finished a book by Beth Moore but I've heard wonderful things. Honestly, the app I read it in didn't let me highlight, or maybe it did, but I can't figure out how to reread my highlights. I remember feeling encouraged as a mom. It was a lot of stories of her own journey through motherhood. I ...
Aug
27
What I’m Reading
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I made a decision in December to try to read one book a month. Not fiction, I can polish off one of those in a day, but the parenting, marriage, etc books are a struggle for me. I have many books that I've read one or two chapters and then I stopped. My goal was to make it through those books. Here we are in August and so far I've ...
Aug
20
A Parenting First
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Well, I knew it was going to happen. I hoped it would take longer, but I knew it was coming eventually. Buddy needed to go to the hospital. This boy has been banging his head since he was old enough to crawl (actually before; he once jumped out of my arms...seriously). For about six months, he had a permanent bruise on his forehead. All that to say, it was coming. ...
Aug
01
Recent Days
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It's been awhile...again. My man has been working on moving my blog to another server, so it's been unusable for awhile. And I've had an itching to write! There are times I have dumb thoughts or experiences I want to share but I feel like it's too much to share on Facebook. I figure if you don't want to read my nonsense, you can avoid it easier on a blog ...
Apr
28
Stitch Fix #2
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Remember my first fix from Stitch Fix? I loved it. What I didn't love was deciding what I would keep because I'm a cheapskate. In the end I kept only the jeans and I wore them at least 3 times a week all winter. Money well spent. I finally ordered my second fix. I knew it would cost me, so I waited several months. I requested light and airy, cool, and ...
Mar
11
Adoption Update
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Well, actually, we don't really have anything to update. But I figured maybe you were wondering. Or maybe you weren't, but I am going to tell you what's happening, or what's not happening...whichever the case may be. We have researched adoptions for months. And we have run into closed door after closed door. We have contacted agencies, gone to meetings, talked to adoption workers and lawyers. We've talked to friends and ...
Jan
11
StitchFix
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Have you tried it? Have you heard of it? I don't remember where I first heard of StitchFix, but it immediately attracted me. Basically, you pay a fee to have a stylist pick out clothes for you. You fill out a questionnaire about your style, your size, your budget, etc. The stylist sends you 5 things. You try them on at home, with different outfits, and decide if you want ...
Jan
06
I miss…
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This move to Texas has been tough. But I'm sure you already know that, if you talk to me at all. I mention it once every 30 seconds or so. There are days when things are peachy-keen. But sometimes there are days like today. Days when I feel like there's a hole where something important used to sit. And that hole feels different on different days. Some days I miss ...
Oct
19
Acorns
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We have a huge tree in our front yard. I mean, huge. We had it trimmed this year; they spent 3+ hours in our tree and we still have a ton of tree left. I love it, though. It provides shade, which keeps the house cooler. And it just looks cool. Last year I spent a lot of time raking up acorns so that we wouldn't have a bunch of baby ...