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All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas

Christmas lists and sitting on Santa’s lap, whispering the names of wished for Barbie’s and bats and balls past the white beard and into his listening ear, are all part of what most children enjoy about the Yuletide season. One afternoon, after I had picked up my son from school, I asked how his day […]

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December 1, 2017 | By More
Basic biology for the beginning chef

Basic biology for the beginning chef

While Thanksgiving is a time to be gracious and thankful, it’s also a time to fellowship with friends and family. And for most American families that happens around the dinner table on the fourth Thursday of every November. Thanksgiving recipes are often passed down through generations of women, with so many spices and ingredients being […]

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November 1, 2017 | By More
Taming the beast

Taming the beast

When the morning’s temperature starts to slowly drop, and the leaves are falling in everyone’s front yards, and you can’t even order a pizza without being offered the “pumpkin spice” flavor option, you know fall is on its way in. And coming right along behind fall is Halloween. My son loves Halloween. It’s the perfect […]

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October 1, 2017 | By More
A failure to communicate

A failure to communicate

There is always something so refreshing about a new school year. Maybe it’s the feeling of autumn on its way in or the organization of getting back to a steady routine, but I relish in the back to school hubbub. My son entered the third grade this year, and although he isn’t excited about having […]

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September 1, 2017 | By More
Only if you’re REALLY good

Only if you’re REALLY good

As the mother of a rambunctious boy, I take drastic measures to avoid taking my son to certain stores, specifically Walmart. Even during a quick trip, something will happen to make me regret taking him. I’m very thankful for the accommodating Nana and Meme and my sister Amy for allowing me to drop off Raff […]

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August 1, 2017 | By More
It’s definitely not a cat in the bathroom

It’s definitely not a cat in the bathroom

Fresh air definitely does a body good and every few weeks I like to open all the doors and windows in my old Victorian house while I deep clean. I use a lot of essential oils while I mop and clean and use diffusers throughout my house. I usually have a process to go throughout […]

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July 1, 2017 | By More
Please replace nozzle

Please replace nozzle

A mother’s work is never done. There is always a mess to clean, a boo boo to kiss, an errand to run, etc. The list of to-do’s grows longer every week and never gets completely accomplished. One afternoon, after a particularly hectic day at work, I picked up my son from school and was elated […]

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June 1, 2017 | By More
I think I’ve got it

I think I’ve got it

Warmer temperatures and clear skies always prompt a more adventurous spirit in most folks. One fine Saturday afternoon in May, my friend Crissy called me and asked if I wanted to go with her to test drive a car she was thinking about buying. I happily agreed. Along the way to the dealership she told […]

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May 1, 2017 | By More
Out in the Boonies

Out in the Boonies

Spring break is the perfect opportunity for short road trips and quick getaways. I try to always find time to take my son to do something fun on spring break even if just for a couple of days. It’s a small vacation before returning to the daily grind of second grade. This year a friend […]

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April 1, 2017 | By More
Change…and love is in the air

Change…and love is in the air

“If you don’t like the weather, wait another 30 minutes and it will change!” I don’t know who first said this, but it’s frequently spoken this time of year in Arkansas. The ever-changing weather likely accounts for the high number of people afflicted with allergies. I’m no exception. I’m prone to bouts of laryngitis and […]

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March 1, 2017 | By More