The Elf on the Shelf- Kippy is Here

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So, yeah.  This happened.  Apparently our homemade Elf on the Shelf just wasn’t going to cut it this year.  The other night I was informed by my son (through tears, might I add) that he and one other child in his class were the only ones who didn’t have a real Elf on the Shelf.  […]

Seasons of Change

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It seems like it has been forever since I updated with a personal post, so I thought I would document some things here for posterity.  That, and my blog has become a real snore! I have a third grader now.  Here he is on his first day of school.  He is doing well and loves […]

While You Were At Camp

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What’s it like for a mom to have five whole days to herself with no kid around because the kid is at a day camp for the first time?  Allow me to share how my week has been. Monday-  I walked my son in to camp and promptly found his group leader.  I deposited his […]

No More Leftovers

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Today is the first day of summer vacation for E.B. and I.  He’s been out of school for almost two weeks already, but Friday was my last day of work. Here we sit, side by side, still in our pajamas (with me sans makeup and hair pulled back) at noon.  He begged me to download […]

Busy May Weekend

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I rarely take off work unless I’m really sick or E.B. is sick, but I always set aside two personal days in May to attend a couple of events at E.B.’s school.  With this school year seeming much longer than usual, it felt great to leave work Thursday afternoon knowing I had an extra day […]

Eat It Or Wear It

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What’s fun on a Tuesday night?  Going to Sonic for a hot fudge sundae.  Even better?  When your kid accidently dumps said hot fudge sundae in his lap, freaks out, and somehow gets it all over the backseat. Lucky for this kid, his daddy has a heart of gold and went back to Sonic and […]

Polar Vortex of Funk- Winter Marches On

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Hopefully by now everyone is thawed out from last week’s Polar Vortex.  You would think living in the South, the cold air that we got wouldn’t be all that bad, but even though we didn’t see any snow, the temperatures were pretty brutal.   We had some trouble with our water pipes for two days, and […]