Monthly Archives May 2014

BFFs

Adam and Eve Needlepoint, Ruth Rosenberg, circa 1970s “Mom, who’s your very best friend?” “I’m lucky. I have Dad, and Aunt Jen, and Auntie Karen…” “My best friend is God.”
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Coffee + Me = wheeee!!!!!

I used to make fun of my grandma and grandpa who were as religious about their coffee as my grandma was about Jesus.  When we would go on family road trips, fueling them with coffee was as essential as fueling the car with gas.  There was always a pot brewing in their kitchen – or…
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Every Night We Go Over The Plan

“Mom? Time for the plan for tomorrow, please. Number one.” “First we get up.” “Number two.” “Then we do morning things.” “Number three.” “I take you to school.” “Number four.” “You’ll do school and I’ll see you there for a little while because I’m volunteering for reading groups tomorrow.” “Cool. Number five.” “I’ll pick you…
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Dear God…A Mommy’s Prayer

Dear God, I know that for years- even when I was a little girl I prayed for the day I would become a mother. You heard me and in Your infinite wisdom You knew it was something that I would NOT have been ready for in my 20’s.
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Home Again

I’m back from a long weekend away by myself at a blogging conference. By that I mean, I wasn’t alone, just not with my family. I got to see, squeeze, talk, cry and laugh with, a lot of people who I love so dearly, talk to daily, yet only get to see once or twice…
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Professional Smithers Life

Things have been a movin’ and a shakin’ in Smithersland. Life has been busy — not just because of the wee ones, but also because things have been happening for me professionally. In April, I had a quick trip to Boston to present at a national science teachers’ conference. I wrote two proposals and BOTH…
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The Waiting

Last weekend after 2 bright, warm, sunny days, I boldly put all of our winter coats and accessories away.  By Tuesday, we had 2-3 inches of snow on the ground. Today I am soooooo tired of cold, windy, grey weather.  I am soooooo cranky. So let’s just pretend that it looks like this today.
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Friday Five: Sunday Edition

I’m not really sure where the weekend went, except to say it involved a lot of kids’ activities, spring cleaning and driving. 1) Speaking of driving, I’m fairly certain that Kellan and Riss have spent at least 78% of their lives in the car.  From birth, both have been shuttled around to every practice, event,…
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Physics and Fro-yo

“… so see Bob, the future is always later from now.” “But Felix, what’s the difference between the future and five minutes away?” “Five minutes away is the future.” “But what about when the five minutes is finally here? It’s not the future.” “Now isn’t the future but then later it is.” “How much later?”…
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