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Melanie Goes to Church

Melanie Goes to Church

When we lived in Connecticut, we belonged to the United Methodist Church in our home town. When we moved to Pennsylvania life was hectic and we were unable to attend services. It’s hard when you work weekends. Things have calmed down a smudge. I took the three younger girls and Grandma to church this past Sunday morning. I was a bit nervous bringing a toddler to church. I did not know how she would behave as it was her first…

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Spider Cookies

Spider Cookies

  I saw this while scrolling through Pinterest and the kids wanted to try it.   Theirs look much better than ours, but the kids had fun and enjoyed eating them too.

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn has a lot of good qualities that I took for granted living up north. I was not a fan of the season. Fall meant winter was coming. I hat the cold. I used to hate pulling out the heavy sweaters and numerous jeans I owned. I hated having to pack away all of my flip-flops. In protest I would wait until the temperature outside was 40° before packing those away. We moved to South Florida a little over a…

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“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

I would wake up at 5:30 am during the week when I would have to go to work.  I would also wake up my kindergartner at that time so she can eat breakfast, get ready for school and so I can drop her off at a friends house who then gets her on the school bus, with their son who is the same age. On this particular day in 2014, the kindergarten class took a class trip to the Roba’s…

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SURPRISE!!!

SURPRISE!!!

You know that moment when you think that you are done having kids.  You say no more, we are all done.  And then one day you wake up and SURPRISE! there is another baby on the way.  Yeah, that was my husband and me last August. We kept our little surprise quiet for quite some time, due to m history of complicated pregnancies.  I was considered high risk right away, and had to be followed by a team of doctors….

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Grades

Grades

As a parent, I expect my kids to do well in school.  My teen has always been a straight A student, so for her I expect nothing less than a B.  I don’t except anything less because I know that she can do it.  However, my tween is another story. My tween has a learning disability.  We kept her back a year so that she wouldn’t be 1.5 yrs behind in school.  She has caught up quite nicely since keeping…

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When Life Gets In The Way Of Life

When Life Gets In The Way Of Life

We take so many things for granted in our daily lives.  We don’t appreciate things until they are gone.  Simple things like electricity, heat, even our vehicles. After last year, when everything that could go wrong, was going wrong.  It was one bad thing after another, after another.  We have really had enough.  So begins the tale of the past 15 months. November 2013, our landlord informed us that our rent would be increased by $200 on January 1, 2014. …

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How Wal*mart Ruined Christmas 2014

How Wal*mart Ruined Christmas 2014

We were doing our Christmas shopping & purchasing the big gifts for the girls.  We had order  for the teenager.  We purchased a battery operated Volkswagen for the 6-year-old.  We just had one more big gift buy for our preteen. Here is where the problem begins.  My husband goes online to order the Nexus Tablet on December 19th.  Wal-Mart.com declined his card (which had more than enough money on it).  My mom offered to let us use her card.  Her…

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