Category Archives: motherhood

The Importance of Dads

Last night, Nick and I gave Damon his “big” Christmas gift… a few days early, yes. Because he already pretty much knew that his big gift was a new 12-gauge shotgun that he’d been asking for. And he asked Nick … Continue reading

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Christmas Break, Day One

Today was Damon and Avery’s first day of Christmas Break. And I’m a little sad that I no longer drink, because if I did, I’d be hitting the bottle hard tonight. lol Nick and I both had to work today… … Continue reading

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My kids have been fighting like cats and dogs lately. And, oddly enough, this is not exactly normal for them. Even though they’re 12 and 9 and you’d probably expect them to fight like cats and dogs, they generally get … Continue reading

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What you don’t see

One of my oldest and dearest friends recently became the mom of a beautiful baby girl… her second in less than 2 years. After playing phone tag for a few days, we finally caught up with each other this week … Continue reading

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Our Evening with Taylor!

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write this post! ACK! But I couldn’t NOT blog about the Taylor Swift concert!! I bought the tickets for this concert, for Avery and me, back in January. And, at the … Continue reading

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What we want to be… and what we become

Just now (literally, about 1.5 minutes ago), I heard this exchange between my children, who are sitting in the living room watching How to Train Your Dragon (I’m sitting a room away, working at the dining room table… eavesdropping on … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

I spent Mother’s Day much like I’ve spent many Sundays lately… at the ballpark with Nick and the kids, watching the Pirates and getting sunburned. My “gift” was a free pair of earrings courtesy of the Pittsburgh Pirates (gotta love … Continue reading

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