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It Takes a Village

I was pleased because my fears were allayed and I was right. The village does care about the children and even though they may roll their eyes the children appreciate that someone cares enough to bribe them to do the right thing.

10 Moments that Changed My Life

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7. The time Derek, the first born of the four, sat us down to tell us he was joining the marines. It was the first of many sit downs initiated by our children. For the record-that wasn’t in any of the parenting books I read.

Two Scooters, One Cup, Zero Kids

Maybe it was delirium from mowing the lawn in an Arizona August, or since it was Sunday, it could have been divine intervention-regardless a really good idea came to the front of my mind. We don’t have to wait for the kids to have fun.

The Little Moments

This year for Valentine’s Day I made video cards.  This way the men in my life-my husband and two sons would have the card for a long time.  It’s on youtube and they are going in their cell… Read More

The Old Distract Em Trick

The hubby’s birthday was the 31st.  This presented a double challenge.  First the day is 6, yes count them 6, days after Christmas.  And New Year’s Eve.  Trying to make his birthday significant with so many other things going… Read More

Behind Every Good Man There Really is A Woman!

The phrase, “Behind every good man is a great woman,” was a phrase that met a groan of disdain when I heard it.  C’mon why is the woman letting the man get all the attention.  Of course there… Read More

Who’s Your Mama?

Up until now only those close to Mr. B and myself know there was an unresolvable point of contention in our marriage.  Note the “was.” This means this story will end either with a gushy awww or a… Read More

Southern Food

This year I’m going to be thirty plus twelve.  So I got an idea, and invited my bible study class to come over and share some country food. I love all kinds of food, but my heart really… Read More

Dad Knew What He Was Doing?!

A friend that has gorgeous daughters brought this story back to memories.  She has three gorgeous daughers; and if they have her sense of humor and bubbly personality-boys will be an issue in the years to come.  So… Read More

Are They Really Ready?

O.k. We are going back to school.  I am teaching and my sons are going to college.  Charlie is my baby and the did I teach him all he needed to know about life questions are lurking in the recesses… Read More