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Four lunch boxes in the fridge.

Here I am again. Another huge change. A drastic turn in our routine. I’ve said it before—that change is hard  for me—but really, it’s the adjustment period. And of course that’s because it’s when I have the least control. Unfamiliarity breeds insecurity for me. But the saving grace is that every step that brought me to […]

When Immutability Changes You

I’m going back on the job market. If you’re not familiar with my story, then read my post from last year to find out why this is a little surprising. This whole year, I have been praying a BHAP (Big Hairy Audacious Prayer) for hubby and I to be debt free and live a debt-free lifestyle. […]

Hearing Crickets: An Unlikely Reminder

Ever notice how a cricket by itself is much more annoying than hundreds of crickets making noise together? My husband’s worst nightmare is a lone cricket hiding somewhere in the house driving us crazy with its incessant…chirping? What do they do? But anyway, far less often, people have the urge to run in their backyards and […]

When Mommy comes home…

I was fine all morning and the whole time at the school. I thought it would be all good…that I had successfully gone through everything without any tears. Then I came home. No one told me the toughest part could very well be not when you drop them off at school, but when you walk […]

When it’s time for Kindergarten 

I always told myself I wouldn’t be one of those moms to write a weepy post about her child going to school. I always told myself I wouldn’t make some cute chalkboard with “1st day of…” on it, make my child pose with it, and then promptly and proudly share it on social media. Ah, whatever! […]

Grammar Master (Almost)

According to one of those viral quizzes everyone takes on Facebook, I am a Grammar Master. I’m debating whether I should add that to my credentials page on my website…ha. While still deciding, I thought I would list the many ways I fall short of the level of mastery with which social media has labeled […]

Sunday nights are gonna be different…

On Monday, I will not be corralling kids, dropping them off at two daycares, then sitting my behind in an office chair for 8 hours. After much prayer and thought, we decided I would leave the workforce and stay at home full time. Our family will no longer feel the Sunday evening rush to prep […]

Three buzzwords that can buzz off.

I’m #literally #blessed to be so #busy. For a while now, I’ve refused to use these three words and hashtags. Because I’m just plain tired of hearing them, and I’m tired of them being misused. #blessed You may have heard of or read the blog that went viral some months ago about the trend in […]

Fergie and Hummus

So, the other day at work I was copy editing and came across the food item “black eye pea hummus.” Ooooh, sounds yummy (to me, at least). But I was pretty sure that the “pea” part of the name wasn’t spelled as it should be. How else could it be written, you ask? Well… blackeye […]