Monthly Archives: January 2009


The “yeah-no” has become quite the art form around our house. I give the kids the affirmation they need without actually allowing them to do the bizarre and sometimes impossible things they ask for. The goal is to say “no” … Continue reading

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Eggnog and Raisin Day

Magoo came running up to me today calling, “MOM! MOM! Dad says turn on the TV. It’s Eggnog ‘n Raisin Day. So I did. AHHH! Inauguration day. I knew it was coming. I’ve been watching coverage of President Obama painting … Continue reading

Posted in aspirations, faith, politics | 15 Comments

You Need a Budget — Giveaway

Usually I give stuff away on this site because someone sends it to me or asks me to review it. Today I’m reviewing a product because I love it LOVE IT and I’m giving it away because I asked the … Continue reading

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Something Cleverish

I’m sure many of you have heard about blogger Stephanie Nielson’s plane crash in August. She and her husband were critically injured and she has been undergoing surgeries and procedures for months in order to heal and get back to … Continue reading

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When I Think of Magoo

When I think of Magoo, I hope I always remember him running down the hill to our house, his fluffy hair bouncing, his little McQueen-crocked feet pumping like bolts of red rubber lightning. I violated my rule of not buying … Continue reading

Posted in unbearable cuteness | 17 Comments

Today I Was a Mom

I was a mom pretty much all day today. Here is my report: I cruelly forced someone to wear pants outside in 40-degree weather. I cut peanut-butter sandwiches in the shape of dinosaurs and delivered them to an alfresco restaurant-for-2 … Continue reading

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