Monthly Archives: November 2012

Toxic

It’s like taking a bite into an apple, only to find … Once upon a time, when I was very new to the military, there was a lot in life I had not yet experienced, and that is one thing … Continue reading

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The Sins of the Father…

"I need to talk to you about your son." is a phrase (sarcasm) that most parents really love to hear.(/sarcasm) it invokes every kind of parental protective instinct and natural tendency towards paranoia.  First, let me share with you how … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Christmas Secret

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Easy Solution – Beat your Kids

"Dear Sir" the letter from the teacher formally began, "I need to meet with you on Thursday to discuss your child!" … It's no secret that my second oldest hates school.  It's no secret that pushing him through home work … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Child – Snow White

This time of year is the absolute best time of year to be a parent of young children.  The mystery and excitement of Halloween, the reckless abandon of Thanksgiving, and the pure joyful magical bliss of Christmas… but it's more … Continue reading

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Room to Grow – What I Wish I’d Known Being Married

Once upon a time I was married.  I've come to terms with that.  I've also come to terms with so many of the lessons that I wish I would have known.  This is a difficult post to write, it's easy … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Youth – Interpreting Song Once There Was a Snow Man

Sometimes, my children shock me with something I didn't expect them to say.  Sometimes, they do more than that. Some songs at church are deeply religious, and some are just for fun.  This is a winter song that's always only … Continue reading

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What I Wish I’d Known – Before Joining the Military

On slow days like today where we're lucky to even change out of pajamas (lol, we didn't change from our pajamas) it gives me time to ponder. What I wish I'd known before I joined the military: This is NOT … Continue reading

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Daily Dose – 11/22/2012; Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays… which it hasn't always been.  Once upon a time I remember being forced to sit through awkward silences while sportsball played on TV… which is enough to put a sparkly vampire to sleep, … Continue reading

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Daily Dose – 11/21/2012; Preperation

Making Thanksgiving Dinner is 99% perspiration, and 1% expectation? … maybe. Today I did the unthinkable.  Again.  I left work early.  The rational goes something like this: "Almost everyone else is gone, I don't have any meetings, I'm as current … Continue reading

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