Meal Planning on Vacation

Last summer around this time, I was pregnant with my baby boy, and I was teaching summer school.  All the while, I was wishing I could be anywhere but where I was doing anything other than what I was doing. It was during that time, I made a promise to myself that next summer was […]

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Spilled Gravy

When there is spilled gravy… my fridge with spilled gravy In December, I purchased Marie Kondo’s audio book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Some have referred to her book as the “decluttering bible”, so with a review like that, I knew that I needed it in my life. Since […]

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Look at what I made!

For this school teacher, Spring Break does not actually mean going on an awesome vacation. For me, it actually means get your crap together because this is really the last time you’re going to have off from now until Memorial Day (a mouthful, right?).  Well, it’s true,  and a part of me getting my crap together actually includes […]

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Wow, it’s the end of March!

You were mostly amazing… I have come to call the 3rd month of 2016 my month of growth. Not only did I became a year older, I became wiser, and I became better. I set out to make this month, all 31 days of it, a celebration, and for the most part I did. The first […]

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Why Marriages Fail

    Earlier this month, when I was looking for ways to improve my marriage, my search did not yield the results I was anticipating. To my surprise (or maybe not so much), I found that there are overwhelming opinions about what a woman can do to keep her marriage healthy. For instance, I found articles that […]

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“I’m not your Superwoman!”

  A page from the earlier chapters of my life… When I was back in junior high school, I had a boyfriend (who shall remain nameless). He was actually my first boyfriend, and our story is not really all that different from others I have heard. Let’s see. Boy likes girl. Girl starts to like boy. Boy and […]

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30 Days of Love!

Me and my hubby in 2008 (we were so cute) Yes, as we all know, February is the month for love! And because I am not always the easiest person to love or to show love (especially) when it comes to my spouse, I thought that a love challenge would be just the thing to […]

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what our children need

  My mama has told me on several occasions, “that when it comes to your kids, it’s not what you put on them that matters, it’s what you put in them.”  For a long time, this statement was just that, words that my mama said. I really didn’t put any stock into them. But for the […]

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