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Blogs I Like: Yes, they are ALL mine! Answers to those rude questions about large families!

I grew up in a large family, so my parents and even us kids received some of these questions.  I particularly like the "Boy, you have your hands full!" comment, which I get myself with three small children.  Duh, I have my hands full - thank God you are there to point it out for…

Blogs I Like: Losing Yourself and Finding Some Chocolate: Beating the Writer’s Block

Losing Yourself and Finding Some Chocolate: Beating the Writer's Block.   This particular blog described how I feel often - I write so much and for so many different reasons that when I sit down to write for my own enjoyment or satisfaction, I usually end up stumped.  I once had a writer's block for…

Hot off the presses!

This blog is published!  Thanks to the letters to the editor that my mom and sister wrote to the Quad City Times, the newspaper in our hometown with a large circulation.  Here is the link for the letter Elizabeth wrote: http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/family-shows-strength-during-soldier-s-th-tour/article_25f1c4b0-44a1-11e1-8f10-0019bb2963f4.html   Here is the editorial that was published because of her letter.  A couple…

Day 14: a philosophical Saturday

Today started with a very early morning, a big breakfast, and sending Anya's friend home to officially end the sleepover.  The girls, all four of them, decided to wake up at 6:00 am this morning (I really need to teach Anya about proper sleepover etiquette.  You never wake up that early after a sleepover, especially…