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Snow Day Optimism

Snow Day Optimism Today’s test . . . are you an optimist or a pessimist?  When you go to sleep with the certainty or at least the weather professionals certainty of six to eight inches of snow, one might be disappointed to awaken to sleet and a dusting of snow on the

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Thanksgiving and Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Thanksgiving 2016 Recap and Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Growing up I LOVED Thanksgiving.  It was my favorite holiday.  As a child, we would travel to my Grannie’s house and once there we were surrounded by extended family.  There was football played in the yard and cooking in the tiny kitchen. When

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Top Toys for Boys

The Great 8 Toys That Have Lasted Nearly 8 Years In The Hands Of My Boys Have you finished your Christmas shopping?  If so, I applaud you because I certainly have not.  Years ago I did not understand everyone’s attraction to Amazon or the overall online shopping hype…four kids, a part-time job, and pregnant,

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Thanksgiving Placemats

Thanksgiving Placemats The other night the boys, Hotness, and I were sitting on the sofa in the family room. Boy #1 was trying to finish the last math problem on his homework worksheet, when a football game came on T.V.  Now, I normally would have told Boy #1 to go sit in the

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Boy or Girl? My gender reveal.

Dear Baby, People are excited to find out your gender!  Many ask, “do I have any mother’s intuition on your gender?”  I do not. Aside from being a little more nauseous, I feel the same as I did when I was pregnant with your four brothers.  I have my mind set on

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Preschool Farm Theme Fun

Preschool Farm Theme Fun Last year I was driving to work.  Boy #3 was sitting in the captain’s chair behind me in the van, as we approached a stoplight we saw a dead deer on the side of the road.  Stopped at the light, Boy #3 states with delight, “Look!  Mom, those birds

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DIY Febreze

DIY Febreze  One pregnancy symptom I have had with each of my pregnancies is heightened smell.  With the other four pregnancies, aside from Hotness farts, the heightened smell symptom was not too bothersome.  This pregnancy my boys are older.  Holy hell . . . older boys are smelly!  And the foot odor

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White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili The boys love their Halloween candy.  They have organized the candy multiple times, can name the house that gave them certain pieces, and even made some sort of candy timeline.  Don’t ask.  Needless to say the candy buyback program is not going to fly with this crew.  I decide

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I Am Pregnant With My Fifth Child

I Am Pregnant With My Fifth Child When you have not posted a blog post in three months . . . how do you make a comeback?  Maybe with the tagline, “Pregnant!” Not really a word I thought I would be tagging directly following, my ever so enlightening, post on How To Remove