Old School Blogging – 12 Questions

It’s Old School Blogging time again! I’m linking up with my friend Elaine from Miss Elaine-ous Life for 12 random questions. Elaine’s co-host this month is Emmy from Emmy Mom.

1. Are you young at heart or an old soul? – Can I say both? I’m going to say BOTH. Introverted and reflective, but also a big goofball with my close friends and family (and that includes my blog?) – that’s me!  …

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Chores? Just Call Him The Flash


Like many kids, ours are expected to do chores to help out around the house. Captain Alpha, as with many things, has his own unique chore style. This method seems to be a full-on race to finish. Because finishing his chores means he can play in his room or watch TV or play on his tablet…

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The Winter of Our Discontent

This is my 'if-I-don't-smile-I'll-cry-because -there-is-so-much-snow' face.

William Shakespeare speaks to me.  No, not in the creepy ‘I see dead people’ way. Since I first began reading his works in school, many lines and quotes from his various plays and sonnets resonated with me. I bought Shakespearean magnetic poetry at a gift shop in Stratford-Upon-Avon when I visited England years ago. It’s not…

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Master of Procrastination

Procrastination Quote

I am a master procrastinator. If they gave degrees in procrastination, I would be dean of the faculty. But of course they don’t give degrees in procrastination because no one has gotten around to putting a program together yet.  In the time it has taken you to read the beginning of this post, I have…

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Old School Blogging – Fun and Random

If we didn't have the GIANT rhododendron, where would I force the boys to pose for our annual spring photograph?

I’m linking up with my friend Elaine from Miss Elaineous Life for Old School Blogging again this month. Her co-host is Julia from Wine in Mom and they are asking some fun, random questions.  1. If you could go on a reality show, which one would you choose? Definitely NOT Survivor –  too many snakes….

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To Halifax With It


Why is swearing so fascinating to kids?  When I was first told, “those words are for grown ups,” I became interested not only in what they meant, but which ones I could say. I remember quizzing my mom:

The Bread Maker


  Years ago, my bread maker shimmied off the counter during a particularly rigorous mixing session. Its plug ripped from the outlet as gravity took over and the machine toppled to the floor. The crash brought me running to the kitchen, where I saw it laying in a twisted heap, tipped on its side and…

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A Prisoner of Home


“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou We’ve had a nasty tummy bug in the house this week. Everyone got knocked on their butts, forced to rest and wait it out – except me. (Let’s cross our…

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Social Media Needs a Mom


I looove social media. I tweet. I spend too much time on Facebook. I heart Instagram. I pin. I check in on Google+ and wished I liked it more. I love that there are so many ways to connect with each other and learn and share the latest in this little world of ours. But,…

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