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Let me start by saying this, we are a TV family. Our nights at home consist of dinner then a show or movie as a family. We all LOVE it. I won’t even mention how often ESPN was on...
I've never been a fan of the idea that "everyone gets a trophy." In the areas of sports, I find that there are many valuable lessons to learn from losing and winning: determination, perseverance, work ethic, sportsmanship. Competition can...
There's something about this time of year that always makes me proud to be a Southern Louisiana native. Between Mardi Gras, perfectly crisp weather and crawfish season, it just doesn’t get any better. This year, in particular, it’s reminding...
"Hey! Weren't you here yesterday?" I heard this today from the front desk clerk while checking in at our pediatrician's office.  Yes, yes, I was. With the other kid, but still. It feels like we live here. Thanks for asking. My...
Foster care is something that has always held a special place in my heart. There are a ton of different reasons children can need temporary or long term foster care.  My husband and I have talked for a long time...
The day started like any other busy weekday morning. My husband and I did our usual dance around the corner of the kitchen while we made breakfast for our crew. Once everyone had their food, Matt headed to the...

When Reading Hurts

I have an above average child. She spoke early, she wrote early. She draws with detail. And she’s an absolute WHIZ at math. And while she loves being read to, reading is not a strong suit or a pleasure...
6:15. It's time. My eyes peep open, and I can see the light blue of the morning sky through the window. I have to try harder today. I will. I will try harder than yesterday. I will do better. Coffee...

Sibling Night for the Win

A few years ago after a bunch of grandkids were born, my siblings and I decided to do away with giving the adults of the family birthday and Christmas gifts. It was getting expensive and a bit overwhelming to...
My mom says I am the least sentimental person ever. It may be true, and it may not. For the most part, I’ve never been one that has attached myself to physical objects. I have one or two boxes of...
Self-help is a genre of reading that I usually gravitate to. They can be motivating, eye-opening, affirmative, and useful for different areas of my life. It can be a overwhelming genre since every single book promises a better life...
It's no secret to anyone that knows me, I love a good deal! Spend the night at a new Chick fil a for a year of free chicken? Done! Stand in line at a new Zaxby's for a year...

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