Did anybody else eat chocolate for breakfast?

Who’s My Favorite Today?!

Who's My Favorite Today?

So I am not winning “mother of the year” again…….  Yes, I allowed Kate to eat chocolate for breakfast – a chocolate bunny to be specific.  Okay, not the whole thing.  Usually I make an attempt at breakfast every Easter and make sure the kids eat something other than candy.  Nope.  Not this year.  We had to hurry out to church for me to teach the youth and we totally skipped breakfast.  I did not do my best parenting today and Kate ate A LOT of candy.

My rationale is that I don’t usually let her eat a great deal of candy.  Also, I was pretty strict with the big girls and they didn’t get to eat much candy – well not at much as Kate anyway.  I have discovered that the big girls have turned out okay and like to eat healthy.  I figure that if I only allow…

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Today’s Featured Blog is…Erichmichaels!

Erichmichaels!!

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Father’s Day. He always started off the week leading up to Father’s Day coming up with all the possible excuses not to visit his father. A presentation that needed tweaking, a new romance that needed coaxing…something. However, when it came right down to it, he always made the trip; this year would be no exception. He sat on the edge of the hotel bed, staring at his hands, thinking about how different he and his father were. He slowly rotated his hands around looking at the well manicured nature of them, the pushed back cuticles, the perfectly trimmed nails and the buttery, softness of his hands, and he felt acutely ashamed. He clenched his fists, feeling his trimmed nails bite into his palms. He would wait until dark to make the trip, so there would be less chance of other visitors.

A few hours later, he walks out of the…

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Proms and 3 Year Olds

Who’s My Favorite Today?

Who's My Favorite Today?

Because of the 15 year age difference between my oldest daughter (Avery) and my youngest (Kate), we are often in unusual situations.  For instance, Avery was the only one of her friends that had a toddler sibling at prom photos this past week.  (The photo above is Avery and Kate walking up to meet the rest of the group for photos before the prom.)  Some others had siblings there, but they were all within 5 years of each other.  Because of this, Kate is kind of an anomaly for the group.  A cute anomaly.  All the “big kids” as we call them, know Kate and adore her.  They wanted her in their prom photos and some wanted to take individual photos with her.  She’s like their little mascot.

On the other hand, Kate is the only one of her preschool friends with teenage sisters/siblings.  None of her friends even know…

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Morning Song series ‘Wednesday’

Mellix Life!

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I apologize in advance.

Yes…this is the song we sing every Wednesday on the way to school.

Yes…I randomly hear this stupid song in my head while I’m at work. Brain cells lost every.single.time.

In closing…I apologize 🙂

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Where are you from?

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Aaron: “I’m from Charleston.”

Isaiah: “I’m from your mom…ooooohhh!!! Wait…I guess I am because I was in mom’s belly.”

Aaron: “Well, I’m actually from dust. God made me from the dust on the ground.”

Me: “Alright Bishop…”

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How much do i lie?

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Who's My Favorite Today?

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OK Danny atDream Big Dream Oftengot me thinking today. He posted a question for his readers, “How much do you lie?”

Right off I think, “I’m a good person. Of course I don’t lie. This doesn’t even apply to me.”  But…….as I thought a little more I realized that I DO lie…… Wait.  I lie a lot…….. I am a big fat liar!!!

Okay, so I am not having an affair or living a double life. But evidently I am constant telling lies. Like “dinner will be ready in a few minutes” when it’s really like half an hour. “I don’t know anything about _____” when I really do, but can’t say so as not to betray trust. “I’ll be off the phone/computer in just a minute.” More like 20 minutes. With kids I feel like I am constantly telling white lies. Does it count if they…

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Soft Chew Diet

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school bus stepsNo parent wants to get that phone call about their child getting hurt. This afternoon I rushed out of the office when the afterschool daycare director called to say Isaiah fell on the school bus and that he had a cracked tooth.

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Vividly Ambiguous

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Daily Prompt – Vivid

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Quite a title eh?

March 2nd was the fifth anniversary of my Dad’s passing. Now I have talked openly about the fact my relationship with him was a rocky road, and I don’t intend to go down it again. However, the daily prompt totally made me think of him.

One thing that anyone who knew my Dad would agree on was that he was sharp as a tack when it came to remembering things. Being a pharmacist, attention to detail is key and you couldn’t get much by him.

That is until the last few years of his life. He was never diagnosed with dementia, mainly because I had no way of bringing it up with his doctor without offending Dad. I seemed to do that a lot through that time, and I didn’t want to make it worse. But, to be honest, it broke my…

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Adopting Yourself – By: Jason C. Cushman

Are you following Harsh Reality?

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The ironic part about being an adoptee is that the first and final steps of our lives are the same. Just as we must accept being adopted in the first place, we must also accept ourselves for who we are in the end. That acceptance, that journey, can take a lifetime to occur and not all adoptees ever fully accept who they are. Those people caught between the want of “what ifs” and the “hard place of reality” never fully live life as they should because they are stuck living half their life with regret. I have known that place myself and can recount times in my childhood when I wished for anything but what was real. I wished to be someone else.

Adopting yourself is a lot easier when you know where you came from. You have a starting point and regardless whether that position in life is a…

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Today’s Reblog Contest Winner…The Single Dad’s Guide To Life!!!

Today’s Reblog contest winner is The Single Dad’s Guide To Life!!

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So I am finally breaking down and doing my first recipe. I know that this sounds like I’m as excited about this as I am about going to the dentist and having them tell me I need 2000 dollars worth of work done on my teeth. You see the smile on the dentist face and you begin to wonder whether or not it would be cheaper to have someone else torture you. Also, you swear you hear him humming “Son Be a Dentist” from Little Shop of Horrors, and are hoping he doesn’t have a plant named Audrey.

But I’m really not upset about finally putting up a blog on a recipe that I have made. I’m terrified. It’s one thing to tell people they should go to Disneyland, or eat a brunch on the Queen Mary. That’s like a no brainer. It’s like telling people they…

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