Category Archives: Kids

Our Family Trip to S.C. and D.C. – Day 5

Day 5: Driving to D.C. Emily showed up early the next morning! She helped us pack the car and saw us off. It was so great to see her one last time, even for just 45 min or so. Back … Continue reading

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Our Family Trip to S.C. and D.C. – Days 3 & 4

Days 3 & 4: We’re On Vacation! I booked a 3-star hotel about 30 min away from Emily’s house, because the only 3 options near her were 2 1-star motels with sketchy to just bad reviews, and 1 2-star hotel … Continue reading

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Our Family Trip to S.C. and D.C. – Why? When? and 1st 2 Days

Why? And When? Last December I realized my best friend Emily’s kids had never met my kids, and I decided this needed to be fixed. I also hadn’t been down to visit them in South Carolina since her wedding, which … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2019

A little late in posting, but still worth the smile. Amber made breakfast in bed for me for Mother’s Day. :) The girls each frosted their own cupcake for me at Meijer the day before. And I got homemade cards … Continue reading

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Seder Dinner

Amber and I attended our first Seder. It was really interesting! Amber was such a trooper as the only kid there. I didn’t know there were parts only for kids! At least, until she got hungry and left to go … Continue reading

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Family Fort Time

Today Amber helped me build a fort, then the girls and I drank hot chocolate and read books in our fort for at least 45 minutes. It was wonderful. Just what the family needed.

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Shower Sans Kids

Every Sunday morning I take a shower. Two weeks ago I made it through my whole shower without a child coming to find me, coming into the bathroom, complaining or yelling. (I first noticed when I was washing then conditioning … Continue reading

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Watch Out What You Offer

Yesterday was my last “midterm” exam, and all papers / videos / debates already done. Final exams start next Friday, with an important class day on Tuesday. So I told my kids if they’re going to get sick, as in … Continue reading

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Eating My Favorite Soup

Mm it tastes like happiness. Too bad I can’t feel that too. Just have to keep tasting it, that is the best I can do. (For the record, my favorite soup is butternut squash without pepper. Panera Bread’s Autumn Squash … Continue reading

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Sahara’s Obituary

*deep breath* Okay, here we go.

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