The Parenthood

Our Third First Birthday {& the Goosewaddle Winner}

November 15, 2013 Giveaways
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Not interested in small talk? Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the Goosewaddle Giveaway winner! Last night, after dinner, I felt like I was coming to the end of a loooong day of mistakes. I’d forgotten to put the stirring wands in the bread maker, and as you can imagine, if the […]

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Swim Your Own Race

November 14, 2013 The Good Word
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Hey friends! I hope you’ve taken a moment to enter this Goosewaddle Giveaway! You can earn up to three entries but it ends at midnight tonight! The Hubs and I were both competitive swimmers a wee while ago. I swam on my high school swim team, and really enjoyed it, but swimming was never more […]

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Goosewaddle Giveaway

November 11, 2013 Giveaways
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When I was a tiny wee lass, I had a special blanket to love on that I might occasionally wish I still had every now and then. My Mom and I were discussing it the other day — it was a yellow blanket called my “piecey” {I think because I rubbed it to pieces} with […]

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{Not} Getting Up On Time

November 6, 2013 The Good Word

Hi friends! I know it’s been a few days since 31 Days ended and you’re probably thinking I’m going back to my cave and only writing once a month or something. I promise that’s not true! But here’s what is: getting up early really, really, is so much better than not. After 31 Days ended, I […]

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Day 15: A Heads-Up At Halfway

October 15, 2013 31 Days
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Hi there! This post is part of a 31-Day writing adventure I’m now about halfway through! Yeow! I’d love for you to meet up ’round here and read along. You can find the introduction to the series, and a “Table of Contents” as each day goes live, right here. Thanks so much for dropping in! I’ve […]

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Day 8: Holy Stooping and Drama Llamas

October 8, 2013 31 Days
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Hi there! This post is part of a 31-Day writing adventure I’m embarking on. I’d love for you to join me and read along. You can find the introduction to the series, and a “Table of Contents” as each day goes live, right here. Thanks so much for dropping in! I’m a parent, and like a […]

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Introducing the Bear’s Kindergarten Teacher

September 4, 2013 Hometastic Goodness
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I’ve mentioned before ’round these parts that I think the return to the US has made me a little granola here and there. I transitioned to (always) baking my own bread a couple times a week, cooking about 90% of our meals from scratch, and I even dabble in literally making our granola and laundry detergent […]

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Psalm 127:3

August 14, 2013 The Good Word
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She is sitting down, on a potty, right in front of me, when all the thoughts start swirling in my head again. Seven months, quickly closing in on eight, her eyes are bright, filled with wonder and interest, and I am simply lifting the tow hook of a little lego truck and letting it fall […]

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