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Current Teen Lingo ~ A Vocabulary Lesson

Every generation has its lingo I guess.  From “Groovy” to “Rad”, exclamations come and go with the times.  The current teenage generation is no different.  Here are some terms that are commonplace in my house of teens, and that are frequently heard in conversation among my kids and their friends: Throw Shade – Basically, this […]

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Mom Spotlights

Being a mom is hard – no matter what stage you’re in.  It bothers me when seasoned moms make light of new mom struggles. Just because you mastered it, and you’re looking at that period of life through your now-rose-colored classes doesn’t mean that it wasn’t hard when you were in the midst of it! […]

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Parenting Teenagers is Hard.

I love my teenagers.  They are fun, and I love spending time hanging out with them.  When it comes to parenting teenagers, there’s a learning curve.  I’m still the parent.  And I still have the responsibility to protect my children and provide guidelines for them that help them make good choices.  Soon, though, they will be on their own […]

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My Endometriosis Story

I’ve alluded to my surgery several times on the blog but didn’t go into major detail – because, eww.  But I constantly finding myself searching online for other people out there who have gone what I’ve been through to know what to expect, or if things I’m experiencing are “normal”.  So, I decided to just […]

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Egg-Stuffed Avocados

I am so spoiled by having a little Mexican meat market just down the road from my house.  It’s where I buy my chorizo, my fresh corn tortillas, and my avocados.  Now, I know, especially in Texas, avocados are plentiful everywhere, but at this little market, they have HUGE avocados that they sell at the […]

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Hallelujah Hour Episode 1

Hallelujah Hour Episode 1

Amanda “Mama Train” tells us about what the Hallelujah Hour is and why she hasn’t been blogging much (for the last 3 years). Bedtime is “like Whac-A-Mole, you get one down and another one pops up!” Use hashtag #hallelujahhour

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November Quiet Time

Wow!  October seemed to fly by.  I hope you enjoyed our “31 Days of Music”.  If you missed any of the posts, they are all in one spot HERE, so feel free to go back and look over them.  I thought it was a fun theme, and enjoyed writing every day about musical things. In […]

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Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

Oops!  I forgot to write my Top Ten Tuesday post, and it’s now Wednesday!  So, here’s my Top Ten Wednesday post… the books on my Fall To Be Read list:   1.  Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater.  I just learned (thanks, Jessica!) that Maggie Stiefvater released a spin-off book to her Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy […]

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17 Things I’ve Learned in 17 Years

1.  People change.  Always.  Kevin and I are not the same twitterpated teens we were in high school when we met.  We’ve grown up together, shared some growing pains, but roll with the punches. 2.  Our worst fights start in the car. 3.  Despite how I blamed apartment-living for my laundry issues back in the […]

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Guest Post: Six Fun Farm Animal Books for Babies or Toddlers

Today we have a guest post from Jessica of the Quirky Bookworm.  Jessica is a mom of two young girls who runs a bookish sort of blog.  I have read her blog for a while, but recently have gotten to “know” her better by participating in her YA Book & Movie club this year.  Today, […]

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