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New Music Monday

Today’s tune of the day is  Stolen Dance by Milky Chance. It’s a catchy tune and my youngest son happens to love it too.

Road Trips Aren’t Our Thing..

So as I’m currently rolling south towards my childhood family home in Texas, I thought this was a good opportunity to write about how terrible my family is at road trips.

Road Trips Aren’t Our Thing..

So as I’m currently rolling south towards my childhood family home in Texas, I thought this was a good opportunity to write about how terrible my family is at road trips.

Focusing on Gratitude

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. There are numerous postings on social media every day with cute photographs and little analogies about happiness, being happy, expressing gratitude.

Focusing on Gratitude

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. There are numerous postings on social media every day with cute photographs and little analogies about happiness, being happy, expressing gratitude.

Yard Work Can Be Risky Business

I still do not mow the lawn even though I’ve lived in the Midwest for quite some time.

Yard Work Can Be Risky Business

I still do not mow the lawn even though I’ve lived in the Midwest for quite some time.

HBO, I love you.

It’s been a few years since my household has had a subscription to a cable movie channel. I mean who really needs it when there is Netflix, Redbox and Apple TV? At least that’s how my husband sees it. I have to agree somewhat. How many movies and television can anyone really watch? In an effort to control how many of our hard earned dollars we give to the cable tv monopoly, we cut back to…

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Could I Be A Hypocrite?

Could I Be A Hypocrite?

I really try to impart my children with good manners, social graces and how to be respectful and polite. I think both my husband and I have done a pretty good job with this. My boys are usually polite. They frequently use “please and thank you”. To that end, I have always taught them not to curse. My “Mother’s Mantra” is that cursing is when people are not smart enough to come up with anything…

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Time flies..

So this week has been challenging from a maternal perspective. My oldest son will be a Senior this school year. I’ve talked about it plenty, gone on the college campus visits, paid for the standardized tests, AP exams and anticipated the whole graduation scenario. But last night as we took his Senior portraits in some amazing local venues, IT HIT ME. The tears welled up in my eyes as the little…

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New Music Monday

I am a BIG FAN of the free downloads that Starbucks sends out. Take a listen to this one by Hamilton Leithauser, off the album Black Hours, I Don’t Need Anyone.

I like everything to do with food.

I like everything to do with food.

Ok, I know this isn’t anything earth shattering or maybe even inspiring but I am pretty much driven by food. Not in the literal “energy” sense. I am fixated by what I cook, order or see on TV and in other’s blogs. I love the look of food. I love movies that are about food and cooking. Can you be addicted to the sight of food? Is recipe reading a problem in America? I love reading and printing…

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Did that really just happen?

Did that really just happen?

@browncoatgirl69 no, I meant exactly what I wrote.—
dax shepard (@daxshepard1) June 19, 2014

I happen to think I am a very thoughtful social media subscriber. I don’t stalk celebrities, I don’t use foul language or post inappropriate content, I don’t friend my kids friends and I am in general a broadcaster of information that I think may be useful to my friends and followers and things that make…

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