TWO HUNDRED FIFTY NINE…deliverer of justice

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It’s amazing how three kids can grow up in the same house, with the same parents, and be completely different. I know there is psychology in birth order, but the differences are always entertaining. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN…the trenches of parenthood

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The trenches of parenthood can sometimes seem daunting and alone. But sometimes just putting it out there, makes all the difference. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY SIX…roosevelt was allergic to frugs…what?

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I had no idea Roosevelt, Allergies and Frugs could all be thrown together and still make sense. But it totally does. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY THREE…alaska sick

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I woke up to the vibration of our behemoth vehicle thundering down an unfinished gravel road. I wasn’t sure where we were geographically. Physically I realized I was crammed into Cecilia’s bunk. Abby’s analogy homework pops into my mind in … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED FORTY ONE…6 year assessment

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Cecilia Rae  It took me forty years to make it to Alaska and just a few weeks ago we celebrated Cecilia’s 6th birthday in Fairbanks. For her birthday we took her to the kid friendly Pioneer Park in Fairbanks. We … Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN….don’t mess with me, I’m ebbing

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Ebb and Flow…I’m so ebbing right now, it’s not even funny. Ok, maybe it’s a little funny. Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE…I blame it on the kerosene

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I have done a lot of “soul searching” and have come to the conclusion, almost every stupid decision made by me, can be traced back to Kerosene. So glad it’s Kerosene rather than something serious, like “poor judgement”. Whew. I solved that case pretty quick! Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THREE…We won the lotto

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Winning the lotto means different things for different people. To me, at this time in my life, it’s so much more than monetary winnings. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED SIX…and the UEL award

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Sometimes I feel so selfish for wanting an hour of peace and quiet. At what point do children want to be by themselves? Not that I’m longing for that day, far from it. But is an hour too much to ask? Don’t answer that! Continue reading

TWO HUNDRED THREE…missing our furry side

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What do you do when your 9 year-old wants a puppy for her birthday…but your not quite ready? You gently explain, “Daddy and I are not quite ready to fill those big holes in your hearts just yet. The day will come…just be patient. I love you. Pick another gift.” Playing the mean mom today. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY FOUR…midnight histerics

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Sometimes I wake up at night with an uncontrollable urge to laugh at something. So I laugh at ANYTHING. Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NINETY…contemplating mommyhood

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I have been lucky enough to have many mentally satisfying and physically challenging jobs. I have also had some really bad jobs. Even those jobs, I appreciate. They taught me something I still use today. But my most favorite job by far, is being a mother. I daresay it is the most mentally and emotionally challinging and physically straining jobs I have ever had. Continue reading

SIXTY-EIGHT…it’s official

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It’s official…Greg and I are grown-ups. I was in the garage when my best friend (Greggy of course) came to tell me some friends of ours are separated…getting the big ‘D’. It’s upsetting and it’s hard not to let it … Continue reading