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Seven Quick Takes – Parental Ineptitude, Siri Love, and Wow

— 1 —  I frequently have an overinflated sense of my own parenting skills and thus, in my delusional state, I may attempt to offer you advice on how to get your children to sleep through the night.  In a rare moment of sanity, I’m telling you: Never, ever, ever take advice from me regarding your children…

7 Quick Takes – About a Whole Lot of Nothing

At a bit of a loss as to what to write about today. We’ll see how this ends up… — 1 — The kids are on two hour delay.  AGAIN.  They should have had 15 days of school since Christmas break ended.  So far, 5 of those days have been cancelled, and at least three…

7 Quick Takes – The Week in Pictures

It’s been quite a week, and I believe that a pictorial summary is in order. Of course, I love hearing the sound of my own keyboard, and thus I will liberally add commentary. — 1 — It may be the only resolution I keep this year, but I am pleased to have already achieved one…

Sock Fight!!!!!

We’ve skied on the Kinect, read books, played on the Kindle Fire and XBox, shot hoops in the basement, and watched four episodes of Little House on the Prairie. The girls painted their nails, put on fancy dresses, and adorned themselves in makeup. I’ve done laundry, sorted clothes, changed beds, and dusted areas of the…

Love at First Talk of Immunizations

It’s been a long time coming, but I am more than ecstatic to share with you that I have finally (I think!) found the perfect pediatrician for our family. Yes, it was love at first talk of immunizations. You see, we’ve had four pediatricians in the nine years that we’ve had children.  One retired, one…

Imaginary Friends

When we shipped the oldest three off to school in August, Boo was left at loose ends. As the youngest of four, she’s simply never had to play by herself. This has left me a little ragged. I do not believe that mothers are meant to be playmates, yet I completely understand her boredom. So,…

Doing the Will of God – Increasing the %?

How often do you think we do God’s will? Our Associate Pastor said yesterday that he once asked this of his spiritual director who estimated that, in our lives, we probably do the will of God about 15% of the time. That’s pretty low, and yet I honestly wonder if most of us are actually doing that well? So…

Three Weeks In: the School Year

I’ve been trying for two three weeks to write a post about the start to the school year.  They’ve now been in school over three weeks, and here I am, suffering inexplicable writer’s block about a subject that should be easily covered. Perhaps not so inexplicable, though.  The problem, I’ve realized, is that I want to…

Back to School

OK, so clearly I fell off the wagon with my daily posts last week.  Four days in a row ain’t bad, though.  Definitely a personal record, so I’m OK with it. I confess that I didn’t complete the other goals I had for the week, either.  Honestly, I realized about half way through the week that…

Self Talk

I pulled up to Meijer this afternoon to do some school shopping. Nearby, a man was leaning over the passenger seat of his car, and I assumed he was changing a baby’s diaper. As I walked toward the store, the man started yelling, presumably at the poor child whose diaper he was changing.  I hesitated,…

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