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3 Reasons DIY’ers Make Awesome Moms

3 Reasons DIY'ers Make Awesome Moms

I’m not like most moms I guess. Instead of wondering when Annabelle will be able to join ballet, I wonder when she will be old enough to pick up a drill. Part of it comes from my own background. My daddy owns a fence company out in Montana, so a large part of my childhood was spent around the company “yard” filled with brace bands that we built race cars with, commercial pallets of wood that my brother and I played […]

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Learning the rules of laughter with Annabelle

Learning the rules of laughter with Annabelle

Annabelle has this crazy game she likes to play.  First, she’ll engage in some sort of verbal back and forth of her own babbling and then at the strangest time will lean in and laugh as hard as possible.  She is just learning the rules of laughter, which is quite interesting and something I hadn’t given much thought to. The rules of laughter are quite interesting.  Laughter can be used to bond with a person or a group, to make […]

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Why is it the worst that motivates us?

Why is it the worst that motivates us?

The last month kicked my butt, literally.  I was out on my duff for the last month with just barely enough energy to keep my eyes open watching Annabelle.  The entire house went down.  Her naptimes were spent either sleeping or watching Leverage, because I had no energy.  No clothes put away for about a month and there was a stack five across and about three feet tall in the laundry room.  I did have enough energy to wash, dry, and fold for […]

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Kids need reminders on manners and how to build a ‘manners’ community

Kids need reminders on manners and how to build a 'manners' community

It is my absolute pet peeve when kids don’t have basic manners.  It’ hard to be around bratty ones, but I really like being around the kids who are trying.  Gak, I sound like the manners police.  Oh well.  If you don’t think it’s a pain in the *** to be around someone’s kid who is rude and arrogant, there is something wrong with that picture.  Anyhoo, I consider basic manners to be saying hello and goodbye when in an […]

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