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The things I won't tell my children…

I was watching Dr. Phil today and he brought up something very interesting that I hadn't given much thought to.  There were two young teenage girls who were sexually promiscuous with many different partners.  The mother of one of the girls had gotten pregnant with her...

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A Year and a Half

Photo courtesy Jennie Gaskins - http://www.jenniegaskins.com/Well, precisely 18 months ago right now at this time I was starting hard labor.  And by labor I mean back labor.  Thank you, Buggie, for that, or perhaps I'll thank Eve for that.  Thanks Eve! It's so hard to...

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Discipline, Discipline

Ugh.  I didn't think that getting a newborn to go to sleep and stay asleep would be so difficult.  Then I read books upon books about sleeping and learned thanks to Mr. Weissbluth that it is difficult to sleep AND it's a developmental thing.  Really, there is no such...

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Some things never change

I remember distinctly when I was in college and the drama that surrounded my friends and me.  I personally believe that it is unnatural to stick six to seven girls in a small confined living area unless they are related by blood.  That setting spells one word and one...

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…it changes everything.

I am a creature of change.  Being raise in the military, change was a natural part of life for me.  We moved every two to three years and being the "new" kid in school felt natural.  I once was a shy Kindergartener but after we moved from Edina to Grand Forks, I...

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Everybody's workin' for the weekend

Betcha have that song in your head now, huh?  I was thinking last week as I experienced my first time being sick and being a full-time mommy, how mothering is really a 24/7 job.  Sure, I don't have any place to report in day in and day out.  I don't get an annual...

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On Monday, the Anderson family's good friend, Jean, came over for lunch so she could spend time with Leah before she flew off to Rapid City. I always enjoy when Jean is around and I believe that most people do. She is very easy to talk with and quite a bit of fun. It...

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For the Love of Cake!

As I sit here typing away and sipping my amazing coffee, I'm listening to Brennan in his room grunting and grunting and grunting away. Yes, he is doing that very manly thing that most of us do on the commode. The first of many birthdays has come and gone. It's crazy...

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A year ago today…

I had a doctor's appointment in the morning and saw my nurse practitioner. She stripped my membranes b/c I was terribly uncomfortable. I kept waiting and waiting to go into labor. I was crabby and extremely anti-social. I contend that the last trimester is the Lord's...

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Keep the Candle Burning!

I bet you have the Point of Grace song in your head now... I was reading one of my favorite blogs last night in an attempt to be inspired to blog more and I loved her suggestion so much that I had to post and share! The Nester brought up a lovely point of the use of...

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