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My Memory vs Their Memories

My Memory vs Their Memories

When I was very young, I recall a trip to the St. Louis Zoo. My high-school aged uncle was living with us at the time and was along with us during the zoo excursion. While we were there, a frisky llama decided to snatch my uncle’s cig ...
Only Thing Better than a Good Movie

Only Thing Better than a Good Movie

Ever since the kids got old enough to sit through full-length motion pictures, we’ve been in heaven. If it’s a G-rated movie, chances are that we’ve been to see it… except for the occasional one that gets put on time ...
Winner – Inspiring Hope Gift Package

Winner – Inspiring Hope Gift Package

Fate is a funny thing…As I sat down this evening and looked at the entries in the Pink Together Inspiring Hope Giveaway, I was pleased to see so many positive comments regarding the Pink Together website. And my heart went out for tho ...
That’s Their Budget So Make Them Spend It

That’s Their Budget So Make Them Spend It

I’m an accountant by trade so when people talk about budgets, I tend to listen. I find myself often repeating “A budget is just a spending guideline. Just because you budget that much money doesn’t mean you need to spend t ...
Finding Life in Previously Cast-Aside Toys

Finding Life in Previously Cast-Aside Toys

Does someone ever say something to you that makes you go “Huh. Yeah, you’re right. I never thought of that.”?  It’s funny because around here, it’s DH saying something cynical and it makes me think.  While some ...
You Never Know What You’ll Find

You Never Know What You’ll Find

I’m a big fan of stretching a buck.  Doesn’t matter what you call it – cheap, frugal, tightwad – it pretty much boils down to the fact that money doesn’t grow on trees.  Although many parents recited that same ...
Cinnabon on-the-go in Bar form

Cinnabon on-the-go in Bar form

Back before we had kids, DH did a lot of traveling for work. He attended and worked quite a few trade shows each year in various cities across the country.  Whenever I could get away from my job, I would hop on a plane and we would make a w ...
Because Kids Keep Growing

Because Kids Keep Growing

Miss K just turned 5 this past week. As I tucked her in the night before, she said “I’m going to be bigger tomorrow.” “You sure will be, Honey. You’ll be 5!” We said our good-nights and I looked forward t ...
Because Sometimes Life Stinks…

Because Sometimes Life Stinks…

We have all kinds of smell producers in our house– compost, cat, dog, not-quite-potty-trained twins, a cloth-diaper-wearing baby. We clean the litter box, the trash can, the compost bucket, the diaper pails regularly, but that doesn&# ...
I’m All About Structured Play

I’m All About Structured Play

I’m really not the imaginative type. Miss M enjoys non-stop Littlest Pet Shop theater while Miss K can lose herself in Barbie and Polly Pocket. But when they ask me to join in, I just don’t know how to play. Sounds silly, but Mi ...