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I’m Ready, Mama

Yes, Katie is four. She sleeps in a double bed in her room, and I sleep with her. I’ve heard all of the co-sleeping criticisms multiple times. I’ve been told over and over that I’ve ruined her ability to sleep.

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April Showers Bring May Smiles

Every year, the Girl Scout troops of Eastern Missouri head out into the neighborhoods for the largest service project of the year. Gabi and I have participated twice now with her Daisy troop in the April Showers drive to collect toiletries and personal care items. The girls spend one day hanging bags on doors requesting…

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Gearing Up for Camp NaNoWriMo! Who’s with me?

Last November, I participated in this crazy thing called NaNoWriMo. It’s short for National Novel Writing Month. The idea is that you write a novel in a month. 50,000 words in 30 days. It was fun, incredible, crazy, horrible, exhausting, and exhillerating. And I did it. I wrote my novel. I made the goal, and…

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Waaah! I don’t know what to read!

I’m in a slump.  A book slump. I have no idea what to read. It’s weighing on my soul. Surely, my readers who are book lovers can relate.  Let me share with you my tale of woe.  You see, I’m midway through multiple series, but the trouble is, I keep finishing books too fast.  My…

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Garden Planning 2015

Last year was my first real year to have a vegetable garden that was more than simply a collection of pots on the deck.  It was a great experience and I learned a lot of lessons.  I grew a whole lot of food and failed at growing even more.  So looking ahead to 2015 also…

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Things that don’t belong in noses..

This week Juan an I leveled up in parenting. Katie snagged an apple from the fruit bowl Sunday night for a pre-dinner snack. I heard her give a little cough and glanced over to make sure she hadn’t started to choke. She stood there beside the table with her eyes wide and her arms stiff…

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Happy New Year One and All!

Happy New Year to all of you, my dear readers. I ended last year doing big, scary things.  I started writing a book!  Okay, I finished writing one book and started writing another.  I say that is a big and scary thing because I’ve dreamed of becoming an author since I was a kid.  Books…

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