What I Learned From Jon Acuff

What I Learned From Jon Acuff at 3 a.m.

Have you heard of Jon Acuff? You should probably know a little more about him before I tell you 1. what he taught me at 3am and 2. why the heck I was with him at that insane hour. I first heard of Jon at Blissdom ’12. He inspired me so much during his opening keynote that I wrote about him. Right when I decided to take a leap and leave my job as a middle school speech therapist, he…

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Tween Tuesday Linky, Teen Tuesday Linky

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

Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesdays at OurCrazyBoys.com! 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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Jack

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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Thank you.

            I have had this little space among trillions of other websites for almost three years, and I can’t even believe it. I can’t believe that you still come read my posts, even as I have been branching out from the boys for a bit lately. I’m stunned that you have enough to say that you take time out of your day to leave a comment. I read each and every one and try to…

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Why I Don’t Vlog

It seems like everyone (but me) is vlogging. Vlog = Video Blog I can’t do it. I can’t sit in front of a camera and talk and talk and talk… well, I probably could, but then I would have to edit the heck out of it until my double chin was gone, and I would erase all of the “ummmms.” Recently, the school district that I work in had a workshop for all of the special education staff. They make…

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So Proud {What I Learned This Week}

What a weekend! Full of learning… I learned that when your little boy has been practicing 3-4 nights a week for 3 months straight, the culminating swim meet is a BIG DEAL. I learned that it is not possible to write the word breast on your 9 year-old’s arm without giggling to yourself. I learned that when watching your son swim in his first race of the weekend, it doesn’t matter whether he is coming in first (he wasn’t) or…

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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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Waiting

Crazy² = Airsoft

Michael’s birthday was last week, and he asked to have his party at the local airsoft course, Toxic Airsoft. Yes, An airsoft birthday party. I’m not a fan of my 11 year-old running through the desert wielding an airsoft gun, but the players wear face protection and there is a list of rules about a mile long. Airsoft has been popular within the past year or so – I don’t know what the pull is, but all the kids are…

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Iced-Caramel-Coffee-recipe

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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