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Childhood dream ready to soar again

April 29, 2011 – 1:42 pm |

I admit it. Starting in about fifth grade, I set my eyes on the stars and a career as an astronaut.
I wrote letters – dozens of them – to astronauts. I received autographed photos in …

Giveaway: ‘Full of Love’ by Nancy O’Dell

April 26, 2011 – 1:49 pm |
Giveaway: ‘Full of Love’ by Nancy O’Dell

Remember the post I wrote about longing to be a princess?
I was spurred by Creative Memories’ plans to give away trip to be in London this week for the Royal Wedding.

Well, Creative Memories enjoyed the …

Summer treat: Longing for the porch swing

April 25, 2011 – 1:02 pm |

I found myself thinking about my grandparents’ porch swing this past week.
As days grow longer, my kids and I are spending more time outdoors. Summer is around the corner. We better enjoy the weather while …

Breathe: Sometimes the lesson is to slow down

April 18, 2011 – 1:14 pm |

With kids, sometimes life is completely out of my hands.
There’s nothing I can do to change the circumstance. But I can learn from it.
Take Sunday, for example.
Despite my best plans, we managed to be 45 …

It’ll all get done, just not today

April 14, 2011 – 11:31 am |

I didn’t get much sleep last night, or the night before.
We had a bed invasion around 2 a.m. – about the same time the baby blew out her diaper and required a bath. And new …

Princess dreams never fade (so a trip to London may be in order)

April 6, 2011 – 3:57 pm |

I confess: Now and then, while standing in the checkout aisle at the grocery store, I pick up the magazine with the future princess on the cover.
Oh, and when I stroll the Internet and there’s …

Making (kid) sense of dollars and cents

April 4, 2011 – 12:05 pm |

Money matters highlighted many family conversations this weekend.
The older kids are discovering that money is needed to buy things, like a Lego set or a new dress.
I’m trying to make them realize it’s also needed …