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One of THOSE People

I think it's happening. The carefully constructed glass box of my life with all of its structure, organization, and borderline OCD behavior has now developed hairline cracks. I had a realization this week that I am now one of THOSE people. It happened as I pulled away from a drive-thru window. I am now one of those people…

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Can I get an amen?

Our kids attend a nearby Catholic school, but on Sundays, we worship at an evangelical church. If you have a baptist or an evangelical (or combo, like me) upbringing, it isn't hard to imagine the many, MANY differences between an evangelical church service and a Catholic mass. Pre-Church Panera Breakfast Treat, December 2015 Church isn't for entertainment or for…

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Terrorist Negotiations

These may look like just a dish of canned French cut green beans with bacon, but they are really so much more. They are the subject of a lunchtime terrorist negotiation. Yoseph does not like to eat. Well, wait, that's not true. He likes to eat candy, pancakes, and candy. Actually, there are lots of things he…

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Exclamation point!

Yoseph's kindergarten class has discovered exclamation points! It has changed our after school reading routine! It is more like a shouting monologue these days! And then today, the reading passage contained something in ALL CAPS punctuated by an exclamation point! OH THE SHOUTING! We have also been working on some teacher thank you notes. Exclamation point. Since it…

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A decade in Indianapolis

This week marks my 10 year anniversary in Indianapolis. There are lots of funny stories, amazing memories, embarrassing moments, and experiences for which I am grateful there are no photos. A lot happens as you grow up from your mid-twenties into your mid-thirties...a high level Top Ten overview seems appropriate. 10. ...years in Indy! 9. Number of pedicure…

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The Enemy of Good

As someone who puts a lot of pressure on herself to do everything just right, you can imagine what the holidays look like--an unreasonable level of pressure for perfection. But I love Christmas, so it is a fun thing to do do usually. When you have stepkids, rotating holidays in the custody schedule, in-laws, your own…

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