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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,…

A Woman’s Place is Barefoot and…

In the garden, of course!  At least, if that’s where she wants to be at that particular moment. This morning, that was precisely where I wanted to be.  The older three had a sleepover at Nana and Grandpas, so it was just me and Boo.  Having stayed up until nearly 2, I chose not to…

Choices and Consequences

What a morning!  If my alarm went off, I must have turned it off without registering the fact.  So I woke up half an hour late, on a day when I had a meeting scheduled immediately after school drop off.  The two school kids didn’t want to wake up, and were still in bed at 7:15 –…

A Kiss from the Pope

Anyone who knows me well already knows that I’d love to have another child.  But, when I watch this video I really want to convince Ray that five is the perfect family, or perhaps just make a wee itty bitty mistake in my charting.  All so we can take a trip to Rome and maybe…

Wednesday Whippets – A 7 QT Post

It’s been a busy few weeks around our household, caused largely by Bonita’s musical debut.  As I knew she would, she has enjoyed every moment of rehearsals and performances, though she was a bit thrown at Friday night’s performance.  Much of her singing and dancing is done in the aisle.  Proud Mama thought she had…

Bess’ed Mudder?

This afternoon I asked Boo if she wanted to go play at her friend’s house tomorrow.  Her response: Boo: Me? Me: Yes, you. Boo: And Bear? Me: Yes, Bear too. Boo: And Bess’ed Mudder? Me (a little taken aback): Well, you can always bring the Blessed Mother with you. (meaning, in your heart, of course!)…

A Global Ambition Gap?

During the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting last Sunday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shared her insights into the “global ambition gap” between men and women. Apparently, only 36% of women in the US identify themselves as “very ambitious.” Ms. Sandberg points toward motherhood as the cause for this lack of ambition. I find that very…

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