A Work-at-Home Mom’s Love/Hate Relationship with Going Back to School

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Parenting, work-at-home |

When school got out a few months ago, I wrote a Work-at-Home Mom’s Love/Hate Relationship with Summer. It seemed only fitting to balance that out with one about going back to school, here on the first day of school for kids in Wilkes County. Of course, as I said before, I think hate is a very strong word. Instead, here’s what I dread about the school year: The morning rush, where most of my time is spent trying to light a fire under a boy who...

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August in the Garden

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Gardening |

Let me preface this by saying that I love all four seasons. But August in the garden is my least favorite month of the year. This year it seemed to hit me even harder. I got back from one week at the beach and it seemed like everything had totally gone to pot. With the dogs at the kennel, the deer apparently had free run in the yard and my hostas are now just nubs. Some of the weeds in my perennial border were taller than the perennials, and...

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Add Smurfs 2 to the List of Good Blended Family Movies

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Blended Families/Stepparenting, Parenting |

Surprisingly enough, I’m writing today to give a somewhat positive review to Smurfs 2. I’m coming a little late to the game on this one, since Smurfs 2 came out in theaters last summer, but I just saw it last week when I took the kids to the free movie Kidsfest at our local theater. I have to admit, I wasn’t really looking forward to it. While I did like the smurfs as a kid, I wasn’t ever a huge fan or collector, and the live action movie kind...

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A Temporary Military Wife

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Military, Parenting |

For most of the month of July, I lived life as a military spouse. Technically I’m a military spouse all the time, but with Bill serving in the Reserves it feels more like a temporary part of our lives rather than a full-time commitment. He’s usually only gone for one weekend a month, and sometimes we even go with him to Charlotte, spending a day hanging out in the city and eating at restaurants we don’t have in Elkin. It’s when the summer...

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