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Sep 09 2014

Lessons Learned Living with Boys

Lessons I’ve learned (so far) from living with boys: You will find dirty socks everywhere – computer desk, couch cushions, in the sheets, your front passenger seat (yes, really, and let me tell you how nice that smelled after baking in Texas summer heat) – and they will never, ever be paired or even unrolled […]

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Aug 17 2014


I think it’s universally acknowledged that having children teaches you volumes more than you expect – about yourself, the world, perspective. I’m also learning that it teaches you about your own parents. Take, for example, this morning’s conversation with Sam: Sam (gesturing to Daniel): Danny says, “When I’m 4 can I have a World War […]

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Jul 17 2013

Bassetts and The Pioneer Woman

It’s no secret that I’m not a cook. No, really, ask any of the people who live with me. It’s not for lack of trying (I’d like to note that nobody has gotten sick or died from my attempts – yet), but it seems to be a talent I just don’t possess. Still, I┬álove-love-love the […]

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Apr 22 2013

Look Happy

Y’all have probably already seen it on my Facebook page from this morning, but Sam certainly has the right perspective today. I was putting on makeup this morning – something that rarely happens on a weekday, sadly – and he asked what I was doing. I told him I was putting on my makeup. Sam: […]

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Feb 01 2013

So Many Things

Clearly I’m back to my once-a-week-at-best postings. I know my 4 readers are just heartbroken to not be hearing from me more. My excuse this week, at least, was having a sick kid from Monday morning through the wee hours of Wednesday morning. As for the days/weeks prior to that? Yeah…I got nothin’ (that’s my […]

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Apr 14 2012

We’ve Created a Monster

A Baseball Monster. (Well, all sports, really, but this post will focus on baseball.) Most toddlers ask for Elmo or Blue’s Clue’s or the like on TV. Sam does like those shows, but 9 times out of 10, he first asks for baseball, basketball, or football on tv. (Here is where you laugh at me […]

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Dec 25 2011

Christmas Cookie Rules

**Disclaimer** I cannot take credit for these rules (thanks for the email, Dad!), though I will vow to follow them religiously. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free. If you drink a diet […]

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Dec 06 2011

She’s as Bad as the Boys!

Published by under Striking Revelations,The Dog

My phone rings as I’m wasting time slaving away at work this evening… Me: This is Julie (my standard office answer, even though I know from caller ID that it’s B) B: hey, oh, wait, putting you on speaker while I let Sadie out (noise, general confusion sounds) Me: ooooookay…(waits patiently) B: Seriously, your dog […]

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Oct 10 2011

Further Proof…

Published by under Caleb Lee,Striking Revelations

That my kids are smarter than me. Caleb and I were watching Jurassic Park today. I’ve seen the movie easily a dozen times; it’s one of my favorites, and I still jump every. single. time one of the dinosaurs jumps out. Caleb barely bats an eye at the dinosaurs jumping everywhere and eating things. I […]

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Sep 11 2011

10 Years Ago Today

I’m sure my post today will be one of many like it, and it might be a little disjointed. But it’s a post that must be written, right? 10 years ago today was tragic. 10 years ago today was terrifying. 10 years ago today was mind-blowing in the worst way. 10 years ago today, my […]

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