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Bigger Kids, Bigger “Needs”?

Bigger Kids, Bigger “Needs”?

1st grader: Mom I need paper towel roll for a project at school. 5th grader: Mom, I need a tiny screw for my Bass Clarinet so one of the valve-thingy’s doesn’t fall off. 7th grader: Mom, I need 6 different bugs for science, we can freeze them in our freezer! 10th grader: Mom, I need a suit, tie, shoes, corsage…and ... Read More »

#emptyhouse

#emptyhouse

If Cassie and Callie were my only kids I would have a big head. I’d be blogging about all you other parents who just need to relax and nurture the best in your child. I’d give advice on how you just need consistent boundaries and love, and all will be grand. Fortunately (depending how you look at it) I have other children that have me ... Read More »

Dog Needs vs. Kid Needs

Dog Needs vs. Kid Needs

4 Basic needs of a dog: 1. Feed me 2. Let me out to “whiz or poo” (the dog trainers vocabulary I’m learning) 3. Take me for a walk 4. Show me some love (pet me, rub my tummy, play with me)   4 Basic needs of a kid: 1.  Feed me, but not that vegetarian lasagna you made the ... Read More »

A Zip-lining, Fish-catching, Dodgballing Good Time

Last weekend we went to Family Camp.  “What is Family Camp? ” a  friend asked when I told her our Memorial Weekend plans. “It’s like camping except we stay in a lodge (much like a hotel room with our own bathroom) and they cook all the meals for us (buffet style so we just show up, eat, and leave), and they ... Read More »

“Worm Poop Grows Stuff.”

“Worm Poop Grows Stuff.”

To the gracious funders of the OLC (Outdoor Learning Center), just want to let you know that my six-year-old came home and informed me that “worm poop grows stuff.”  Well, I guess, that is true.  The excrement of worms can be used as fertilizer (in very, very large quantities of course) and in the grand circle of life that probably is ... Read More »

Let the Games Begin

“Hey, I  know, lets have a big family honey!  You know lots of little babies and kids running around!” Not so sure I thought that one through.  Because now all those “little” kids are big and need rides to do “stuff” like playdates, track, music concerts, soccer etc. Just started soccer season and that means practices and games every day of ... Read More »

Advocate for the Worms

Advocate for the Worms

What are you passionate about?  What bumper sticker is on the back of your Crossover?  For Callie it is worms.  You know the creepy crawly thing that come out after the rain (we’ve just had 35 days straight of rain, or something like that, so we have had lots of worm exposure.) So last week we were ready to go ... Read More »

Happy 6th Birthday Cassie and Callie!

Happy 6th Birthday Cassie and Callie!

Saturday the girls turned 6!  They had their big party last weekend at the Treehouse with the girls from their class.  This was their first “friend” party so it was so cute to see them all buzzing around with excitement.  They had so much fun! These two little peanuts have been such a blessing to my life.  It took such ... Read More »

O-Target

O-Target

The twin girls are at that fun stage where they are starting to read everything.  They notice words everywhere.  Yesterday when we went to Target Cassie asked, “Why is there an ‘O’ in Target?” “There’s not Honey, why do you ask that?” She pointed to the Target sign and sure enough when you look at it there is an “O”. ... Read More »

Welcome to my New Website!

“What do you write about?”  people ask. “I write about becoming a mom and being a mom.” I answer.  I want to give hope and compassion to those who are struggling with infertility and loss, but I also want to provide light-hearted encouragement to those who are now moms.  I have decided to combine my two blogs (Barren to Bonkers! ... Read More »