Monthly Archives: July 2016

But if you WANT Legos…

While practicing sight words this week, Yoseph struggled with the difference between “went” and “want”. His Gammy, Tim’s mom Dolly, suggested the following sentence as he was trying to sound out “want”. “I WENT to the store because I ____ … Continue reading

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God Cares About Legos

No, seriously. He does. God cares about Legos. At the beginning of July, I ordered a pack of Lego “guys” for each of the kids as a surprise. Avengers for Yoseph, Disney princesses for Ana. Yo’s arrived early but Ana’s … Continue reading

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Speaking their language

I am a huge proponent of the Five Love Languages. My primary language, especially to express, is gifts. It’s not uncommon for me to buy the kids something while they’re gone, whether it’s something they need or something I think they … Continue reading

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Domestic Powers

I don’t really fancy myself an overly domestic person, though I’ve become more so since I got married. This year, I bought a rolling pin AND planted flowers by our sidewalk, so I figure that’s about as good as it gets. … Continue reading

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Laid-Back & Flexible

Nearly ten years ago, I had a conversation with coworkers about what it means to be laid-back. I listened for a while and then inserted myself into the conversation, commenting that I, too, am laid-back. “Oh, really,” someone commented. “So if you … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Mom Guilt

The last few months I’ve found myself in a different stage of stepmotherhood: the stay at home part-time stepmom. I lost my job at the end of March (though disappointing, not entirely unexpected, part of the transition of Indianapolis city … Continue reading

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