Month: August 2020

Kindergarten Already

It got here too fast. Yesterday you were a tiny newborn I could hold in one arm and today, you strapped on your backpack and waltzed into kindergarten like you had done it every day of your life. It’s strange sitting here in the quiet. For five years you have been my constant companion and […]

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Season of Strangeness

My grandparents asked my kids if they were ready to go back to school. “Kinda’ ready,” my oldest replied, “but Mama is really ready for us to go back.” I snickered. I am absolutely ready for them to be back in school. I want them to see their friends and get into a better routine. […]

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Live Like Frank

The past week with a new puppy has been hilarious. Every morning, Frank, comes outside with me to the front porch and runs back and forth. When he goes one way, he might have a plastic spoon in his mouth, when he comes back, he has exchanged the spoon for a piece of cardboard. This […]

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Back to Life

“You think I’ve lost my mind, don’t you?” my husband finally asked. “Yes. I do. But you stood beside me when I lost mine, so I’m in this thing for the long haul.” And this set in motion our over six hour (one way) trip to Mississippi. Now, my husband is not a big travel […]

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Keep Your Feet on The Pedals

My oldest has always struggled with balance, so that has made learning to ride a bike a bit of a challenge. We did the training wheel thing, then we did the scooter thing, and now we are at the big kid stage where bikes don’t come with training wheels. So, for his birthday we told […]

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Guaranteed Fresh Until…

“I live life differently now that I might have an expiration date,” my husband half smiled as he turned his attention back to the road. “There may not be a next summer or a next weekend. I’ve been taking a lot of my life for granted. I can’t keep putting stuff off. It’s time to […]

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