Outta the Mouths of Babes

Things kids say (no matter their age!)


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Pet Passing

The Boy and Thomas

The Boy and Thomas

Not so long ago our home was the residence of five cats, two dogs, two gerbils, two children and two adults.  Most of these animals were acquired before my husband and I had children. The gerbils came along when The Boy turned eight.  He wanted his Continue reading

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Picture this……Italy, 1999

Anybody else have a Beach Boys song running through their head?

Anybody else have a Beach Boys song running through their head?

In 1999 I was fortunate enough to be taken on a trip to Italy by my mother.  Traveling with us were my aunt and grandmother on my dad’s side.  My grandmother is Italian with a personality remarkably similar to Estelle Getty’s character, Sophia, from “The Golden Girls”.  Continue reading


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2 Stress Relief Tips for Mom

Liam and breakfastI am just going to come right out and say it.  Being a stay-at-home mom is pretty low stress. We don’t have deadlines to meet beyond the ones we establish for ourselves.  We don’t answer to anyone for how our days are spent beyond ourselves.  If we want to Continue reading


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Lessons in Homeschooling

Math is fun!

Math is fun!

I homeschooled The Boy for his kindergarten and first grade years.  I enjoyed this time with him and I learned many valuable lessons that I have taken with me as we have both gotten older.  I would like to share some Continue reading


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Shhhhh! Don’t Share This Secret!

Who could resist that look?

Who could resist that look?

There is a secret that every parent knows and dreads their children ever finding out.  This secret is especially scary for stay-at-home-parents who are by themselves all day with their kids.  I will be brave, however and speak this secret (or write as the case may be).  Here it is: Continue reading


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Oh No’s! Not Bambi!

Young deer at zoo

Young deer at zoo

So I was looking through past posts on my Facebook page the other day and I noticed something.  I post a lot about food: pictures of food, talking about where we ate and what we ate, just a lot of food.  I like food.  I realize we all like food to some extent; we need it to live and all, but I really like food.  I take pictures of Continue reading