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February 15, 2018 in article

here are a few ways to be happy

I made crock pot ribs and my favorite chocolate cake recipe for Valentine’s Day yesterday, but I forgot to buy one ingredient so I had to run to the store at 2:00. Do you even know how many men were standing in line buying flowers for their loves at 2:00 at teh HEB gorcery store on old 183 in Cedar Park, Texas?  982. I’m serious. (Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. But still. There were A LOT…

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January 25, 2018 in article

notes from my sick bed: talking to kids about good and evil

About three weeks ago I was on a plane headed home, and the woman next to me nonchalantly said, “Texas is, like, number 2 in the nation for flu cases.”  I was like:   Ten days later my kids were sick. Then Morgan. Five days after that it was my turn. They say what you don’t know can’t hurt you, so I’m pretty sure that means this is all Plane Woman’s fault. (I hope she’s…

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January 17, 2018 in dads, love, momhood, Motherhood

how to love teenagers

The early years of children are so noisy. Squawks, yells, tattling, and so many words about things like superheroes, dinosaurs,  princesses, trains, cartoons, and everything related to the toilet. I nearly lost my mind trying to navigate the constant racket of three boys born extremely close together. There were many days I really wasn’t up to the task. Then we had a baby girl, making me Mom to four kids under five years old, and…

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