Weekly News Digest – May 14th, 2015

* DJ has mastered riding a bike without training wheels! He practiced and practiced until one day it just clicked. Now he speeds around the driveway for hours every day ....more

Your Money or Your Life?

When I was in 7th grade, a boy who liked me (whose name was the same as my husband’s, incidentally) left a note in my locker. It said, “You have the cleanest locker I’ve ever seen!” Awww….middle school romance. The reason my locker looked so clean is because I kept practically nothing in it ....more

April Goals Update

For ongoing goals: Green = doing well Red = needs improvement For short term goals: Strike-through = DONE! Relationships I will write and mail thank-you notes for every gift/thoughtful gesture (caught up!) I will send hand-written birthday cards. I will endeavor to not be quite so hermit-like (I was actually a super-hermit this month ....more

Protected: Tic Tock Tic

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Weekly News Digest – April 27th, 2015

Our bonnie Irish lass: To my knowledge, neither my husband nor I are in any way Irish (though I am part Scot), but given how our Cakes can jig, I feel that she should be an honorary Irishwoman. Her recital went great. The theme was rock and roll, so the music was pretty awesome – ...more

An Important Announcement

If you filled out the form to request a password for access to protected posts, you should have received one of two emails from me; an approval message with the subject line, “You’re In,” or a “Request for More Info.” If you didn’t...more

Protected: The Man Behind the Woman (Behind the Blog)

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A Typical Day at Our House (2015)

One day each year, I keep my camera with me and document the day’s happenings. I write these posts mainly because I enjoy looking back at how the children’s appearances and interests have changed over the years, but also they serve as a scrapbook about our family life. I love knowing that someday, when they’re ...more

Sign-Up Form for Protected Content

Okay folks, here’s how I’m going to handle the protected content situation. Those of you who would like to request access just need to fill out this form. This will add you to an email list, and the password for protected posts will be sent to you ....more

How Password Protection Works

Yesterday, I mentioned that I’m considering making personal posts password-protected. Since then, there have been quite a lot of...more