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Monday Mom: Self Worth

The messages are quick and harsh these days. No one beats around the bush anymore. Ad companies tell you it’s bad to look the way you do-whatever that is or use the wrong phone or have anything but the absolute latest gadgets and fashions. And you must have a thigh gap, or not. Eat gluten […]

Dear Moxiemama : Kitchen Nightmare

Dear Moxiemama, I’m struggling with making dinner each night. I hate it. But, my kids keep wanting to eat and apparently that’s my job…to feed them and make sure they stay alive. I need dinner ideas! Please help! Sincerely, Kitchen Nightmare Dear Kitchen, Can I call you Kitchen? I can see how the low moans […]

Monday Mom: The Future

Growing up in a home where the parents go to church and practice faith does not guarantee a child who follows Christ or have any other spiritual guarantees. As a new mom , a mere 18+ years ago, I had two things I knew for sure I wanted for my kids. The first was for […]

I don’t like roller coasters.

I’m posting this in frustration and utter exhaustion. I don’t really like roller coasters. I used to, but then I got old and had vertigo and now I’m just a spinny mess if I try to ride one. The kids have had finals this week and it’s a first for us. Since the two older […]

Fearing Pirates, Trusting God

I’m a mom of 3 teenagers…17 year old son. 16 year old daughter and 13 year old son. I’ve posted a lot about them through the years- about 9 years blogging I think. A lot has happened over that time. We have moved about 3 times, the oldest had several surgeries and almost died once […]

Family Night: Art Project

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about family night. Honestly we got a little lax in our creativity. Also, stuff’s expensive so we had to set a budget for the night limiting us a bit. This week, I got the idea to do a craft when Emma asked to go to Michaels. Jackpot! So […]

Monday MOM Musings

This week (Thursday) my eldest child turns 16. SIXTEEN, people! I have mixed emotions about this and by mixed I mean 3% excited for him and 97% FREAKING out. I sense this year brings many changes for him. He’s on the verge of driving…in a car…by himself- without me to put my arm across him […]