"Farkles"

"Farkles"

My youngest calls freckles “farkles”. I hope she never says it correctly. But the time will come when she will…  *sigh* But these… these will likely never fade. My sweet baby’s “farkles”.

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Chicken & Rice Casserole

Chicken & Rice Casserole

Ingredients: 2 cups diced or shredded chicken 1/2 box chicken stock or 1 can chicken broth 1.5 cups rice, cooked 1/2 onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 lb. Velveeta cheese 8 oz. cream cheese 8 oz. sour cream shredded cheddar, for sprinkling paprika Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute vegetables in a pat of butter. […]

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A day at the Odom Academy

A day at the Odom Academy

The first week of full time homeschooling was a bit crazy.  I had done my research, and had all my curriculum ready.  Pencils were freshly sharpened.  The girls were excited; I was excited.  I finished the day feeling like I’d run around the room all day as a chicken with my head cut off.  How […]

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Train up a Child

Train up a Child

The academic education of my children is very important to me.  It’s one of the reasons we have chosen to school at home, so that we can educate them and watch them soar to heights not bound by classroom walls.  But another reason, one even more important, is our job as parents to have more control […]

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Valentine Treats Gone Bad

Valentine Treats Gone Bad

Let me just preface by saying I get a LOT of awesome recipes and ideas off the internet.  Lots.  And for the most part, I’ve had much success.  There are recipes I’ve made that I probably wouldn’t make again, but at least they were edible and we didn’t end up chunking dinner and ordering pizza. […]

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Lessons from Exodus

So… the whole patience thing.  I screwed up.  Again. Yesterday, one day after my renewed commitment to do better, I failed to control my temper and yelled at my sweet girl.  (Who I had TOLD I needed a quiet time, and who was disobeying by ignoring me, and who then spilled a drink all over […]

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A Renewed Commitment

I have a tendency to be a tad perfectionistic.  I like things a certain way.  Orderly.  Maybe to a fault.  Once Mama Train made fun of me because I told her my kids couldn’t play with their toys properly if they weren’t organized correctly. Some of you who know me and have seen my house […]

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Seedlings

Seedlings

Thought I’d do a quick update on my Garden Project. After a couple of weeks, my first batch of seeds have mostly all sprouted.  Still waiting on the peppers, but I am beginning to see a little green under the dirt! So my next step is to get my garden tilled outside. Hoping to do […]

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The Houston Blizzard of 2011

The Houston Blizzard of 2011

They built it up all week.  Monday, it was 70 degrees outside and beautiful.  By Thursday, it was COLD and the forecast was 80% chance of snow for Friday morning.  In Houston. Amazing.  Too good to be true?  YES.  Sadly, when my baby (translate – 5 year old) woke up Friday morning, her first words […]

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