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Our 2014-2015 Academic Plan

By Heather Sanders Monday is our last class day for our local homeschool cooperative. The kids have papers to turn in, final labs and tests to take, and then, they have only one more week of this school year before the end-of-year bowling party on May 5th. To say they are elated is an understatement; I share in their joy ....more

Such Stuff As Dreams are Made On

The building was huge, a true monstrosity whose architect was clearly influenced by the creepiest aspects of a poorly laid out mall, an abandoned naval yard, with just a whimsy of the dark garage of the neighbor you were never supposed to visit as a kid.I'm not sure what happened first....more

What it Means to be a Boy Mom

Several weeks ago, Elizabeth asked me to talk about what it means to be a boy mom. ...more

I have good kids {even when I think I don't}

A few weeks ago I went out on a limb and took the girls to Costco after a full day of school, dance, and work. Add in the fact that the Hubbs was out of town on business and it's just crazy that I thought this was a great idea. Great idea or not, we needed the essentials like eggs, chicken, produce, and flushable wipes ....more

Mary Mac’s Tea Room + {OOTD}

I have sufficiently informed y’all that I intend to spend the remainder of this year chilling with the homies every chance I get. I’ve had enough of “making” myself too busy to spend time with the people I love. I am at my best laughing , eating and having a cocktail or three with the […] ...more

It's Crawfish Season

You gotta love Texas!At lunchtime in front of the grocery store they had a crawfish boil going on. Taken: 4/19/14 copyright 2005-2009 The Thinking Mother ...more


With a sister you cannot have a grudge,She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.Having a sister is not just a trend,It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend. - Shiv Sharma I saw this photo online somewhere a few years ago right after...more

Cuckoo Conversations with my Kids

Four teens in the house can drive even the most sane parents over the edge. I get an e-mail from a colleague as I enquire about a date to do some work around the end of May, informing him that my oldest son’s tennis season will draw to a close around that date and I should be more free. “My son graduates from high school June 6th,” he shoots back ....more

Eden Pier Giveaway

:: Eden Pier Giveaway :: Did any of you get a little taste of summer during your spring break? We did, and we also have a sneaking suspicion that summer and all of it’s fun in the sun is just around the corner! It’s time for bathing suit season whether we like it or not....more

The Parenting Package

The Parenting Package We did Easter over the weekend. ...more