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Yearly Archives: 2009

“choices have consequences”

It's something that I'm often saying mostly for Evyn's benefit, when she's whimpering in time out or has a favorite toy taken away from her.  So when I was in a hurry to get Evyn to school and got pulled over by the police right. in front.  of her school parking lot, I looked at […]

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going somewhere?

Last year it was dressers.  This year its chairs and suitcases. If you saw the growing collection of both in my garage, you'd think I either planned to do a lot of sitting or a lot of going. You remember MAD's suitcase?  I didn't stop there.  When I spied the mustard American Tourister in a […]

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friday find: kid tunes you can stand

When J was deployed, I used to bring Evyn to my room in the mornings so she could play and watch PBSKids or Disney while I slept in a little.  Every time this Choo Choo Soul lady came on, E would start hopping around the room and singing.  And, I'll admit, I kinda enjoyed the […]

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  I've been wanting to write this since shortly after Mother's Day last year, but I was always waiting for the words to come easily.  This probably won't be as articulate as I'd like, but I think today it's too important to miss saying. I had a bumpy childhood.  We all have, to some degree.  […]

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loss and life

**Update at bottom** It was an average afternoon at the bookstore with my girls and husband today.  Evyn browsed the princess sections, I sat and flipped through gossip magazines (oh, the Jon and Kate fodder…).  Then the phone rang. Ginger is one of my best friends (pictured, center).  She knew my sister.  She was there […]

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