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He’s Growing Up Fast {Tween/Teen Tuesday}

Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesdays at! I hope you’ll come share your posts about your not-so-little-but-not-so-big kids with me. We’re off to New York tomorrow! I’m packing and checking things off my mental checklist. Toothbrushes? Check. 5 shorts, 5 shirts, 5 underwear for each of the kids? Che… wait. Michael decides that this time, he’s going to pack himself. The last time his father did that he brought one tshirt on a week long California trip.  Ok. I…

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Dear Moms of Boys,

 Somewhere along the line, your little boys will… um… grow up. They won’t ride dinosaurs at the park anymore. They won’t ask for pushes on the swings. They’ll ask for Frappuccinos from Starbucks and Ramen noodles and clothes from Tilly’s. They’ll build towers out of Axe and you will always buy them more because you’ll forget who has what and how much is left. They won’t decorate their rooms with cartoon characters and trucks anymore. They’ll decorate with sports teams and…

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Concerts With Tweens. Not What You’d Think.

This summer, I have had the opportunity to take both of my boys to concerts – separately, because Michael wouldn’t be dragged into Demi Lovato and I wouldn’t let Jack anywhere near Pitbull. My observation? Concerts with tweens are tricky – Concerts attended as an adult are completely different than concerts attended as the adult. Jack and I saw Demi Lovato and Hot Chelle Rae. Hot Chelle What? I love those boys. We were having a blast and then, the lead singer…

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It Really *Does* Take A Village

We started out the day in tears. Tears, and we hadn’t even arrived at the tournament yet. I’m not going to win. I don’t want to wrestle today.  We talked about how not feeling confident can affect the way you wrestle, and how he was prepared because of the 2 hour a night, 5 night a week practices he has been attending for the past month. He is ready. After he weighs in, he is crying again. I don’t want to…

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If You Were Coming Over...

If You Were Coming Over…

If you were coming over to my house for dinner tonight, you would probably: Be warned to step over a few toys that are scattered on the floor. Be served on paper plates. Be given directions to the beer fridge in the garage, the soda fridge out back, and offered whatever we’re mixing in the kitchen. Be served in plastic cups. I have a thing with drinking out of glasses. Be on the lookout for sticky chairs. Jack has spilled…

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Running Tips From A Non-Runner

Running Tips From A Non-Runner

Before I begin, let’s get something straight. I am not a runner. I do not run marathons, or half marathons, or even 5ks (anymore). I run short distances (1-2 miles) several times a week, and I have to push myself through it. I have been a non-runner for about two years now. I like the way I feel after a short run. I like that I can get outside, enjoy the scenery (while looking for snakes), and get a quick…

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Cheap {and oh-so-yummy} Iced Caramel Coffee

As some of you know, I recently switched schools and now work where the boys go. Moving was a hard decision, and my pro/con list looked something like this: Pros 4 minute drive to work Be on the same campus as my boys Have lunch with Michael on work days My classroom would be bigger Cons Nowhere to stop for coffee on the drive to work — Yup. That was the only con. Just kidding. (I was super sad to…

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Larry The Lizard {A Wordful Wednesday post}

Meet Larry: We found him climbing our house this evening. Larry is a very brave lizard. I know this because he obviously saw Jack from up there on the wall, and still decided to come down to say hello. The boys had just dried off from swimming and were so excited to play with their new pet. You see, we don’t get many lizards in our backyard (because of our lizard chasing dogs). Can you tell how excited the boys…

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