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Those jeans are workin’ for ya!

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I went to a Girlfriends’ Night Out with some friends a while ago where Kathy Lipp (author of The Marriage Project and The Husband Project) spoke. She talked about keeping your marriage strong and shared some great (and hilarious) stories and tips. One of the things she suggested was to write your husband notes everywhere–saying […] Read more…

A quick favor to ask

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Hey friends,  I’m just popping in to ask a quick favor… I found out this morning that two of my picture book manuscripts qualified in a writing contest. The publisher that’s holding the contest is opening the judging to public vote, which is how the winning story will be chosen (and awarded a book contract). The […] Read more…

The Moment I Almost Missed…

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It was after 9:30 p.m. on a school night. Mike was at a dinner meeting for work, my son had just fallen asleep, and I had a lot to do before the next day. (We’d been at my daughter’s play practice and had gotten home later than usual.) “Will you stay in my room for […] Read more…

Tents and foil and lizards… oh my

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Being a mom means having a tent set up in your living room, for days… Finding little balls made of foil in your son’s shower (“So I can play basketball while I’m in there, Mom.”): And spending summer mornings making lizard homes… The joy! :)) What about you? What does being a mom mean for […] Read more…

There’s a Moose in Our House

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And there’s this, too… A big, round, pink-igloo fort that my kids made out of umbrellas. And when they asked if they could leave it up for “a little while”, I let them… in the front room of the house, the first room you see when you walk in the door, in spite of the […] Read more…